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Colloquium Series

Each semester the Department of Psychology sponsors a lecture series. Nationally-prominent researchers present their work on a variety of topics. These presentations are open to the public and free of charge. They are held every Friday from 3:30-5:00 PM in 230 Minard Hall. If you would like to receive regular emails with colloquium announcements just let us know.

*Articles associated with the colloquium, provided by the speaker will be posted when available.  Dr. Ben Balas and Dr. Mark McCourt will be facilitating colloquium this semester.

Spring 2016 Schedule

Introduction to
Colloquium Series

Graduate students only

Mark McCourt, Ph.D.

"Superior Detection of Plausible versus Implausible Luminance Change Implies Precedence of Brightness versus Lightness Processing"
1/29/16Ben Balas, Ph.D.
"Towards an Improvisational Science"

2/5/16Ben Balas, Ph.D.
"Small Towns, Visual Ecology, and Face Recognition"
2/12/16No Colloquium

Darwin Day Lecture

Festival Concert Hall
2:00 pm movie
4:00 pm lecture: Ellen Keterson, University of Indiana, "Ordinary Extraordinary Junco: Remarkable Viology from a Backyard Bird"

Hugh Garavan, Ph.D.
University of Vermont

"Risk and Resilience Factors for Adolescent Drug Use"
3/4/16Jessica Holmin, NDSU"Understanding and Improving Depth Perception from Motion Parallax in Older Adults"
3/11/16Adam Stocker, Ph.D.
Minnesota State University Moorhead
"Embryonic Emx2 Expression Regulates Higher Order Visual Area Size, Thalamic Size, and Behavior"
4/1/16Geoffrey Boynton, Ph.D.
University of Washington
"Pulse Trains to Percepts: The Challenge of Creating a Perceptually Intelligible World with Sight Recovery Technologies"

Jason Siegel, Ph.D.
Claremont Graduate University

"Increasing Help Seeking Among People with Elevated Levels of Depressive Symptomatology: One Goal, Multiple Approaches"

Red River Undergraduate Psychology Conference


Michael McBeath, Ph.D.
Arizona State University

"Natural Regularities and Coupled Observer-Action Biases"

Gursimran Walia, Ph.D. &
Anurag Goswami

"Using Eye Tracking to Investigate Reading Patterns and Learning Styles of Software Requirement
Inspectors to Enhance Inspection Team Outcome"

Student Presentations

Jessica Holmin (Ph.D.)
Andrew Heinz (MS)
Brandon Saxton (MS)
Tharaki Siyaguna (MS)
Adrienne MacDonald (Honors Thesis)
 Past Colloquia



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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-8622 / Fax: (701) 231-8426
Campus address: Minard Hall 232 
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2765 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Department Chair: James Council, Ph.D.
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