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Umeå Cognitive Science Day 2020

Umeå Cognitive Science Day 2020

Time Thursday 10 December, 2020 at 13:15 - 15:50
Place Zoom

Every autumn, a conference on Cognitive Science (Umeå Cognitive Science Day, UCSD) is organized by the program committees for the Cognitive Science programs at Umeå university, and the Department of Psychology, with inspirational lectures for all students, alumni, faculty and others who are interested in Cognitive Science.



13:15 - 13:20 Welcome remarks

Linnea Karlsson Wirebring and Patrik Hansson, Department of Psychology, Umeå University.

13:20 - 14:00 ”Contributions to a cognitive science of smell”

Jonas Olofsson, professor at Department of Psychology, Stockholm University and alumni from the CogSci master’s program in Umeå.

14:00 - 14:30 "Neurocognitive investigations of intertemporal choice"

Eleni Kapetaniou, PhD-student, Department of General and Experimental Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munchen and alumni from the CogSci master’s program in Umeå.

Short break

14:50 - 15:20 ”Working with human factors and interaction design at Scania”

Andreas Absér, Human Factors Specialist/Interaction Designer, Styling & Vehicle Ergonomics, SCANIA AB and alumni from the CogSci master’s program in Umeå.

15:20 - 15:50 ”Why do we need cognitive scientists when we digitalize society?”

Karin Wikgren, Unit manager, Digital office, Skellefteå municipality and alumni from the CogSci bachelors program in Umeå.


Join Zoom Meeting
Cognitive Science program students and associated faculty can find the Zoom link in e-mails and/or internal communication (newsletter, department calendar). If you want to participate and is not in one of the mentioned groups - send an email to, and you will receive the Zoom link via email.

Read about the bachelor program in Cognitive Science.
Read about the masters program in Cognitive Science.

Linnea Karlsson Wirebring

Event type: Conference