Cognitive Neuroscience of Communication — Connecticut: CNC-CT
While significant progress has been made in understanding the underlying mechanisms that affect communication in various conditions, and in developing assessment and treatment strategies, progress is slower than it could be because of significant gaps in training of new communication scientists. The current training plan seeks to fill these gaps by;
- Providing targeted training in the cognitive neuroscience of communication disorders
- More meaningful connections between trainees and the clinical populations they study
- By preparing this generation of trainees with the necessary set of professional tools to conduct and disseminate impactful research.
- Neuroimaging Methods
- Auditory Electrophysiology
- Time Course Methods
- Neuromodulation Techniques
- FNIRS Independent Study
- Research Seminar in Language and Cognition
- SICS Flags Professional Development
- Clinical Connections Practicum
Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
01:25 PM - 02:45 PM
Friday, February 22nd, 2019
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Storrs Campus, Storrs Campus, Storrs CampusOak 117
Friday, February 22nd, 4pm, Oak 117
Title: The Psychology of Incitement and Hate Speech: A Dialogue Between Law and Social Science
We live in an era of nativist populism, characterized by speech that incites violence on social media, and an escalation in hate crimes. Recent social science research has identified a correlation between online incitement and offline hate crimes in the United States and Europe. What kinds of speech are the most likely to instigate acts of violence? The current research identifies revenge propaganda as the most likely type to instigate atrocities. We coded 242 speeches by a Serbian politician for references to revenge, nationalism, stereotyping, dehumanization, justice, victimization, past atrocities, political institutions and direct threats. After reading one speech or a control, participants answered questions about empathy, intentionality, and whether violence is morally justifiable. Only speeches focusing on revenge and past atrocities intensified justifications of violence. Only revenge speech increased overall negative attitudes towards the out-group. On the level of personality, those who are more politically conservative, feel the world is unjust, engage more in violent media and are male are more likely to justify violence. These findings have implications for the elusive goal of preventing atrocities. The regulatory framework established fifty years ago in the United States is showing signs of severe strain, and this research draws upon behavioral research to construct a systematic evidence-based framework for analyzing the risk that inciting speech will result in imminent lawless action.
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
01:25 PM - 02:45 PM
Storrs CampusBousfield 162
Thursday, February 28th, 2019
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Storrs CampusJ. Ray Ryan Building, Room 204
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Thursday, February 28, 2019
12:30 â 1:30pm
"Population health management for smoking cessation in low income smokers"
**About the Speaker**
Dr. Brian Hitsman is Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine & Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, and a member of the Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. He received his BS in psychology from Alma College (Michigan) and MS and PhD in clinical health psychology from the Chicago Medical School, finishing his psychology internship in health/psychology behavioral medicine at Brown University's Clinical Psychology Training Consortium. He completed a two-year fellowship in tobacco dependence and treatment in 2004 in the Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center at Brown, and was on the faculty until leaving for Northwestern in 2008. Dr. Hitsmanâs work focuses on the causes and treatment of tobacco use and dependence among disadvantaged and underserved adult populations.
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Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Storrs CampusOak 338
The UConn Meaning Group meets on a regular (mostly weekly) basis throughout the academic year to discuss recent and ongoing work in the areas of Semantics, Pragmatics, and Philosophy of Language.
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