The Indiana University Student Organization for Cognitive Science and the Indiana University Cognitive Science Program are pleased to announce the Midwest Undergraduate Cognitive Science Conference on Saturday, April 12, 2014 in Bloomington, Indiana, at the Psychology building on the Indiana University campus.

This conference is organized to provide the next generation of cognitive scientists an opportunity to present their research to their peers from across the Midwest. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Olaf Sporns as our keynote speaker. Dr. Sporns is a Provost Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University with a focus in computational cognitive neuroscience who is well known for his work with the Human Connectome Project.

Undergraduates may submit their work either as a talk or a poster. Those selected to give talks will be given a 15-minute time slot, with an additional 5 minutes for questions. Topics may come from a range of disciplines, including cognitive science, linguistics, informatics, neuroscience, computer science, AI, animal behavior, and psychology. The presentations should be approachable for an audience consisting mainly of fellow undergraduates.

Posters will be showcased during a 1.5-hour session, and presenters must be present to answer questions. Poster presenters will also have an opportunity to give a 45-second teaser to their poster presentation prior to the poster session. The event will be a fast-paced, fun introduction to the numerous posters that will be presented by students; see MUCSC RUCKUS for more information. Participation is optional but encouraged for all poster participants.

The 2014 Midwest Cognitive Science Conference is being financially supported by the Indiana University Cognitive Science Program,and the Indiana University Student Association. The Indiana University Cognitive Science program is sponsoring a "Best Student Paper" prize to be awarded at the conference to the amount of $250.

Registration is free and required by all attendees. Students may register by visiting the registration page.Submitters of an abstract or a poster presentation or talk will automatically be registered as a conference attendee. Transportation and lodging arrangements will be the responsibility of the participants. Travel information and hotel suggestions are available here.

Venue Information:

The 2014 MUCSC will be located at the Psychology building on the Indiana University Bloomington campus: For directions to the parking garage, see the Travel Info page.

Room Information:

The talk sessions and MUCSC RUCKUS will be in room PY101; the poster session will be in room PY109; lunch will be in PY128.

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