UCSD Student Visit

UCSD Student Visit

The Department of Cognitive Science recently hosted 28 bright and enthusiastic undergraduate Cognitive Science students from the University of California at San Diego along with UCSD Cognitive Science Emeritus Professor Jaime Pineda. They were here in Sydney for a summer study abroad program and came to Macquarie for a 3 day visit (20-22 August 2018). The aim was to give UCSD students a chance to learn about the vibrant Cognitive Science research and teaching environment at Macquarie University.

On the first day, students toured the Department's TMS, MEG, KINARM robot, Emotiv, and Eye tracking Facilities. Over lunch, they met and interacted with many of our MRes/PhD students and academic staff. Later that afternoon, they had the chance to run experiments and record their own brain activity using Emotiv headsets. The following 2 days were filled with lectures by Prof Jaime Pineda. By all accounts the visit was a big success.

A big thank you to David Kaplan and Bianca de Wit for organising the visit. Thanks to David, Bianca, Paul Sowman, Nick Benikos and Nathan Caruana for giving their time to provide lab tours. And last but not least, thanks to Bianca and Nathan for running the afternoon Emotiv lab activity for the entire group.

We look forward to another UCSD visit next year and hope to continue to build stronger links with the Cognitive Science community at UCSD.

Content owner: Department of Cognitive Science Last updated: 10 Sep 2018 1:02pm

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