Tutorials
All Tutorials will take place on the 22nd of July.
Times and locations can be viewed here.

Building cognition from spiking neurons: Nengo and the neural engineering framework
Terrence C. Stewart and Chris Eliasmith
http://www.nengo.ca
Nengo and the Neural Engineering Framework

A practical introduction to distributed collaboration for formal modelling
Andy Wills, Charlotte E. R. Edmunds, Kenneth J. Kurtz, and Garrett Honke
Making efficient progress in the formal modelling of mental processes requires a technological mechanism that supports distributed collaboration. This tutorial will teach you how to use such a mechanism. In a hands-on half-day tutorial, you’ll learn to add a replicated dataset of your choice to a cogmodlr archive. For your chosen dataset, you’ll also learn how to add documentation, and an automated model-adequacy test. You’ll then work towards a simulation of that dataset with a preexisting formal model. After-tutorial email support will be available to help you complete this last task. You will get more out of this workshop if you contact the organizers at least 24 hours beforehand: andy@willslab.org.uk
A Practical Introduction to Distributed Collaboration

Practical advice on how to run human behavioral studies
Frank E. Ritter
There can often be a gap between theory and its implications for practice in human-behavioral studies. This gap can be particularly significant outside psychology departments, but also may be apparent to young researchers. Most students at the undergraduate or early graduate levels are taught how to design experiments and analyze data in courses related to Statistics. Unfortunately, there is a dearth of materials providing practical guidance for running experiments. In this tutorial, I provide a summary and a practical guide for running experiments with human participants. This tutorial notes the process of preparation and running a session and study, and it does so by presenting a risk-driven approach for study preparation.
Practical Advice on How to Run Human Behavioral Studies

Advances in data collection and analysis of card sorting data
Simon J. Blanchard
The card-sorting task is a flexible research tool that is widely used in many of the sub-fields of psychology, particularly in cognitive psychology. However, this same flexibility requires researchers to make several seemingly arbitrary decision in their experimental designs, such determining a sufficient number of objects to sort, setting task requirements, and creating task instructions for participants. In this workshop, we will first discuss some examples of how open sorts have been used to study cognitive models. Then, recent developments in ways to administer sorting tasks will be discussed. Finally, SumPi, a software package for the analysis of sorting task data, will be demonstrated. Participants will acquire experience in creating an online sorting task, and analyzing the data.

CV and Resume Writing Workshop
Hosted by Women of Mathematical Psychology
Your resume is your ticket to making a first impression when applying for a job. How do you make yours stand out among the hundreds of applicants for one job position? What is the difference between a resume and CV? And how do you know which one to submit? What are some pitfalls that you can avoid (deal breakers) for the resume reviewers? We will be hosting a resume/CV workshop that will include tips and tricks to getting yours to wow the reviewers. What is unique about this event is the real time feedback on your resumes from various managers, senior level researchers, faculty, and recruiters. They will be giving their perspective on your resume if you’re applying for a research position, faculty position, graduate school, or industry. Please bring 5 hard copies of your resumes to the event.

“You will never get a second chance to make a first impression” – Will Rogers

Program (Tentative)

12:00-1:30 pm WOMP Networking Luncheon (women only)
1:30-2:15 pm CV versus Resume Large Group Presentation
2:15-3:00 pm Small Group CV and Resume Reviews
3:00-3:15 pm Coffee Break
3:15-3:20 pm WOMP Travel and Networking Awards
3:20-4:30 pm Small Group CV and Resume Reviews