Aging, Culture and Cognition Laboratory

Culture and Cognition Pre-conference

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The 4th Culture and Cognition Pre-conference of the Psychonomics Society

Thursday November 16, 2023
In-Person, Imperial B, at the Hilton, San Francisco Union Square

Official registration is now available: HERE. C&C pre-conference registration is free, though space is limited. The meeting is associated with the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Additional information about the hotel and registration for that meeting available at the link.

The Culture & Cognition pre-conference will also offer travel awards of $500 USD for students this year. The deadline is October 8th, 2023 and information on the application can be accessed HERE.


Invited Talks and Roundtable Discussion will occur in person

Welcome and Invited Talks: 9:00 am – 11:35 am
Open Q&A: 11:35 am – 11:55 am
Roundtable Discussions: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Meet & Greet: 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Welcome & Invited Talks

9-9:15am, Welcome

9:15-9:40am, Taka Masuda & Tsolmon Bayart-Od (University of Alberta, Canada)

Cross-Cultural Research on Perception and Cognition: Comparing Historically Nomadic-Pastoral vs Sedentary Societies

9:40-10:05am, Caroline Blais (Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada)

A data-driven approach to the study of culture and its impact on low-level visual mechanisms in face recognition

10:05-10:30am, Jeanne Tsai (Stanford University, USA)

Cultural Variation in the Smiles We Trust: The Role of Ideal Affect

10:30-10:45am, Break

10:45-11:10am, Cristina Moya  & Nicolás Restrepo Ochoa (University of California, Davis, USA)

The adoption of a new and hard to verify belief: An empirical test from the Peruvian Altiplano

11:10-11:35am, Henry L. Roediger, III (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)

The Importance of Subcultures in Cultural Analysis of Collective Memory

11:35-11:55am, Open Q&A and Discussion with Speakers

Roundtable Discussions (with light refreshments)

12-1pm, Operationalizing the Study of Culture for Research in Cognition

Meet & Greet

1-2pm, Opportunity for informal follow-up and conversations


Please check the website of Psychonomic Society for more information about the 2023 Annual Meeting. 


Founded and Organized by:

  • Suparna Rajaram, Stony Brook University

  • Angela Gutchess, Brandeis University

2023 Co-Organizer:

  • Caroline Blais, Université du Québec en Outaouais

Student Organizers:

Garrett Greeley, Stony Brook University
Francis Gingras, Université du Québec en Outaouais


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Past years' programs and presenter lists: 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2023

This meeting is made possible through support from the Perception, Action, and Cognition and
Cultural Anthropology Programs at the National Science Foundation and the Psychonomic Society