ICS Colloquium: John Logan, Language and Psychopathy

Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.

When: Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
Location:Dunton Tower, 2203

Abstract: Psychopathy is a personality disorder associated with social and affective deficits. Over the past several years my students and I have explored a deficit in another area associated with psychopathy, language. In our work, we assume that psychopathy is a dimensional construct that exists on a continuum, meaning that that individuals vary in the number and degree of psychopathic features they have. In my talk, I will review the work we have done investigating language perception and production in individuals who vary in psychopathic characteristics. To foreshadow my general conclusion, we have found that individuals with higher levels of psychopathic characteristics show distinct differences in how they perceive and produce language compared to individuals with lower levels of psychopathic characteristics.


The following lists the current weekly Fall/Winter Colloquia for The Institute of Cognitive Science . If there is no Colloquia listed for a specific week, the reason is given below.

Note: All Colloquia are located in Dunton Tower, Room 2203 and start at 3pm.


Oct 18: Robert West: IQ as a social construct: The genetic evidence that IQ is not genetic

Oct 25: Fall Break

Nov 01: ICS Faculty Meeting

Nov 08: Joshua Shepard: TBA

Nov 15: Myrto Mylopolous: The Intelligence of Skilled Action and Automaticity

Nov 22: Olessia Jouravlev: Searching for brain-based markers of autism

Nov 29: ICS Faculty Meeting

Dec 06: Michael Masson: TBA