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The Student Organization for Cognitive Science (SOCS) is a fun way to
participate in stimulating cognitive science-related activities with
great people. Activities include weekly discussions about relevant and
interesting topics, dinners with esteemed IU professors, lab tours,
movie nights, and guest lectures (with, of course, plenty of food at
2014-15 SOCS regular meetings are Wednesdays at 4pm in Psychology 228. Changes and cancellations are announced via SOCS Listserve announcements.
Contact SOCS at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello! My name is Jack Zhang and I am currently a Freshman majoring in Cognitive Science. The first half of my life was divided evenly between Fujian, China and New York City. That was a huge formative period in which I learned so much about the complexities of this world. That was when I first was enamored with large communities. My second half was in the quiet town of Greenwood, IN. Through the combination of those three, I have arrived at IU, a pretty perfect community for me. I discovered Cognitive Science about half a year ago; the study of the mind and its nature was absolutely fascinating in all of its facets. I liked it so much that I am also majoring in Philosophy (as well Political Science, I am also involved in student government!). Right now, I am happily situated within Jason Gold's Vision Lab, doing perceptually interesting research of my own, or at least attempting to.
I am a junior in the Cognitive Science program with minors in Psychology and Sociology. While not currently partaking in undergraduate research, I hope to join a lab where I can explore the social cognitive and social psychological sides of cognitive science. You'll often find me delivering a slab of sociological inquiry to a cognitive science debate, so I decided to pursue this inherent interest. Many years from now, I wish to effect educational reform by instituting scientific discoveries concerning the nature of human learning and educational practices.