On Saturday March 4th, 2017, in SS 2102, CASA will be hosting the first iteration of Confluence, an undergraduate conference drawing together the works of students from various areas of cognitive science. This conference seeks to offer a unique opportunity to undergraduates involved with cognitive science to present their research, independent work, or even an essay written for class that they feel particularly proud of. With a fascinating lineup of topics and speakers, we will present undergraduate pieces working from a variety of cognitive disciplines, addressing a variety of topics. The event is planned to take place over the course of approximately 4-5 hours, with a Q & A section for each speaker. There will be no charge for admission.


                    Sofiia Rappe
                    Metaphor Comprehension Model

                    Maggie Cheung
                    Abandoning Agape: Charity as a Case Study for the Meaning Crisis

                    Cristina Leone
                    “Unsinkable swiss cheese” and a dynamical systems take on error management in the face of causal                     convergence

                    Romina Farhang
                    Ta Erotika: Mindful and Meaningful Machines

                    Jean Claude Ting
                    The role of attention and gesture in the development of linguistic thought

                    Natalia Docteur, Jida Jaffan, Mathusha Sanjeevan
                    The Development of Recursive Structures in Second Language Learners of English

                    Daniel Grieg
                    Understanding the Function of Experience through Virtual Visions