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The Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence Students’ Association is proud to announce the 2nd iteration of Confluence, University of Toronto’s Undergraduate Cognitive Science Research Conference.

Join us on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 to explore work being done by undergraduate students in cognitive science and related disciplines!

Admission is FREE. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

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11:00 am – 11:15 am: Opening remarks

11:15 am – 11:45 am:
Against the Extended Mind
By: Ameer Sarwar and Philip Rajewicz

11:50 am – 12:20 pm:
Personality Perception and Deception
By: Eisha Haroon

(10 min break)

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm:

*Updated* Let’s Think About Death: Reconciling the Contradictory Effects of Mortality Salience and Death Reflection
By: Hannah Cho

1:05 pm – 1:35 pm:
Influences of Visual Working Memory Filtering Ability in Object Representation in Long-Term Memory
By: Heidi Cheng

1:35 pm – 2:10 pm – Lunch Break

2:10 pm – 2:40:
Investigating the Impacts of Concreteness, Valence, and Arousal in Historical Word Meaning Change
By: Harsh Patel

2:45 pm – 3:15:
Improving Wisdom with Psilocybin
By: Avery Wang

(10 min break)

3:25 pm – 3:55:
The Emotional Circuitry of Decision-Making: Driving Action Through the Strength of Memories
By: Jaec Emtage-Cave

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm:
*Updated* The Cyber-Connection Paradox: The Influence of Social Media Use on the Meaning Crisis in the West
By: Samin Khan


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