Invited Addresses (Student authors in large boldface):

Beran, M. J. (January, 2020). To err is (not only) human: Apes and monkeys share (some) illusions and choice biases with humans. Invited address for the Georgia Tech Psychology Colloquium series, Atlanta, GA.

Beran M. J. (August, 2019). Self-control in animals and people. Presidential Address presented at the 127th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Beran, M. J. (April, 2019). The flexibility (and fallibility) of chimpanzee cognition. Invited presentation at the Emory University Neuroscience and Animal Behavior (NAB) research seminar, Atlanta, GA.

Beran, M. J. (March, 2019). Mischievous chimps, mad monkeys, and other (mis)adventures in comparative cognitive science...and what they taught me. Presidential Address given at the 65th annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Jacksonville, FL.

Beran, M. J. (February, 2019). Chimpanzee cognition: Flexible, fallible, and fascinating. Invited colloquium speaker for the University of Maryland Cognitive Science Colloquium. College Park, MD.

Beran, M. J. (October, 2018). Choices by nonhuman primates in token economies: Exchange behavior, self-control, and metacognition. Invited paper presented at the Villa Finaly workshop Economic Behavior in Nonhuman Primates, Florence, Italy.

Beran, M. J., James, B. T., Perdue, B. M., Kelly, A. J., & Parrish, A. E. (August, 2018). Confidence judgments in chimpanzees and children. Invited paper presented at the 126th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Beran, M. J., & Parrish, A. E. (August, 2018). Chimpanzee food choices: Optimal and suboptimal outcomes depend on context. Invited paper presented at the 126th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Parrish, A. E., Petrazzini, M. E. M., Agrillo, C., & Beran, M. J. (August, 2018). Comparative investigations of the Solitaire illusion. Invited paper presented at the 126th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Beran, M. J. (May, 2018). Do apes and monkeys “remember” what they need to do, and what they need to learn? Invited paper presented in the School of Psychology and Neuroscience, St. Andrews University, Scotland.

Beran, M. J. (April, 2018). Uncertain monkeys and confident chimpanzees: Comparative studies of metacognition. Invited speaker in the Cognitive Sciences series at Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA.

Beran, M. J. (March, 2018). Waiting for “marshmallows”: Delay of gratification in nonhuman primates. Paper presented at the Southeastern Evolution and Human Behavior conference, Atlanta, GA.

Beran, M. J. (October, 2017). NUMATH, and then more math: Contributions from Lana and Duane to understanding numerical abilities in chimpanzees. Invited paper presented at the Learning from Apes and Other Nonhuman Animals conference, Atlanta, GA.

Beran, M. J. (September, 2017). Primate metacognition: Progress, problems, and prospects.  Invited address presented at the North Carolina State University Logic and Cognitive Science Initiative (LACSI) Conference on Higher-Order Cognition, Raleigh, NC.

Beran, M. J., Perdue, B. M., & Parrish, A. E. (March, 2017). Metacognitive and self-controlled chimpanzees. Invited presentation at the 63rd annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.

Beran, M. J. (March, 2017). Prospecting for prospective memory in children and nonhuman primates. Senior keynote address at the Southeastern Workers in Memory symposium, Atlanta, GA.

Beran, M. J., & Menzel, C. R. (December, 2016). Lessons from computer-trained monkeys.  Invited presentation at the Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA.

Beran, M. J. (November, 2016). How nonhuman primates anticipate their future. Invited McCahan Colloquium Series Speaker, Furman University, Greenville, SC.

Beran, M. J., Perdue, B. M., & Parrish, A. E. (August, 2016). Chimpanzee cognitive control.  Invited paper presented at the Chimpanzees in Context conference, Chicago, IL.

Beran, M. J. (August, 2016). NUMATH and animal numerical cognition.  Paper presented at the 124th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Beran, M. J. (August, 2016). Why nonhuman primate research (still) matters to human psychology.  Paper presented at the 124th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Beran, M. J. (June, 2016). Future-oriented cognition in nonhuman primates. Keynote Address at the Traveling in Time: The Construction of Past and Future Events Across Domains Conference at the Center on Autobiographical Memory Research, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Beran, M. J. (April, 2016). Prospective memory and metamemory in chimpanzees. Invited paper presented at the 3rd Annual Mechanisms of Learning Forum: Making and Manipulating Memories at Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

Beran, M. J., Parrish, A. E., Menzel, C. R., Evans, T. A., Futch, S., & Perdue, B. M. (March, 2016). From mazes to my favorite food…later: Self-control, planning and prospective memory in primates. Invited symposium paper presented at the 108th annual meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Louisville, KY.

Beran, M. J. (February, 2016). Kids are primates too: From developmental studies to comparative studies and back again. Invited address at the Kiddie Café Developmental Seminar, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

Beran, M. J. (September, 2015). Chimpanzee memory. Invited symposium paper presented at the 1st annual North Georgia Regional Annual Memory Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Beran, M. J., Agrillo, C., & Parrish, A. E. (April, 2015). Do you (mis)see what I (mis)see? Illusions across primate species. Invited symposium paper presented at the 107th annual meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Beran, M. J. (November, 2014). To err is (not only) human: Fallibility as a window into primate cognition.  Invited address at Georgia Gwinnett College, Atlanta, GA.

Beran, M. J., Parrish, A. E., Perdue, B. M., & Evans, T. A. (August, 2014).  Do primates say it’s worth the wait? Comparative approaches to delay of gratification.  Invited symposium paper presented at the 122nd annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington DC. 

Beran, M. J. (July, 2014). Prospective memory in nonhuman primates.  Invited symposium paper presented at the 74th annual meeting of the Japanese Society for Animal Psychology, Inuyama, Japan.

Beran, M. J. (March, 2014). Behavioral economics from the chimpanzee’s perspective. Invited address in the Behavioral Economics Lecture Series at Reed College, Portland, OR.

Beran, M. J. (March, 2014). Worth waiting for: Studies of primate self-control and “willpower.” Invited colloquium paper presented at Reed College, Portland, OR.

Beran, M. J. (March, 2014). Worth waiting for: Studies of self-control and “willpower” in primates.  Invited symposium paper presented at the Animal Concepts: Cognition, Enrichment, and Collaboration conference at Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.

Agrillo, C., Parrish, A. E., & Beran, M. J. (February, 2014). Perception of static and motion illusions in non-human primates (Macaca mulatta). Invited symposium paper presented at the 106th annual meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Charleston, SC.

Beran, M. J. (February, 2014). To err is (not only) human: Fallibility (and success) in comparative approaches to cognition.  Presidential Address presented at the 106th annual meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Charleston, SC.

Evans, T. A., Perdue, B. M., & Beran, M. J. (February, 2014).  Language-trained chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) remember to remember in an analog of a human prospective memory task.  Invited symposium paper presented at the 106th annual meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Charleston, SC.

Parrish, A. E., & Beran, M. J. (February, 2014). Context counts! Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) misperceive food amounts based on presentation style. Invited symposium paper presented at the 106th annual meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Charleston, SC.

Beran, M. J. (November, 2013). Anticipating the future: Primate ‘willpower’ and prospective memory.  Invited address in the Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.

Beran, M. J. (May, 2013). Do animals have “willpower”? Comparative investigations of self-control. B. F. Skinner invited address presented at the 39th annual meeting of the Association of Behavior Analysis International, Minneapolis, MN.

Beran, M. J. (May, 2013). Numerical cognition in nonhuman primates: Enumeration, estimation, and calculation. Invited address presented at the NIH conference “Evolutionary Origins and Early Development of Basic Number Processing.”  Bethesda, MD.

Beran, M. J. (March, 2013). Different approaches to inter-temporal choice: What are we measuring?  Invited address presented at the CompCog Program entitled “Concepts and methodologies in the field of intertemporal choice,” Vienna, Austria.

Beran, M. J. (October, 2012).  How long would you wait for an M&M?  Studying willpower in primates.  Invited addres presented at Augusta State University, Augusta GA.

Beran, M. J., (August, 2012). Prospecting for monkey prospective memory.  Invited symposium paper presented at the 120th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association meeting, Orlando, FL.

Beran, M. J. (November, 2011).  “Patience” is a virtue:  Self-control in other animals.  Invited paper presented at Parkview High School for the Invited Lecturer series for AP Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Beran, M. J. (March, 2011).  A century’s worth of ideas in animal intelligence – in 10 minutes or less.  Invited symposium paper presented at the 103rd Annual Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Beran, M. J. (March, 2011).  Perception (and misperception) of visual and auditory quantities by apes, monkeys, and humans.  Invited symposium paper presented at the 103rd Annual Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Beran, M. J. (March, 2011).  The metacognitive monkey and the self-controlled chimpanzee.  Invited paper presented for the Psi Chi Club of Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

Beran, M. J. (December, 2010).  What counts as counting, and who counts as counting?  Primates as mathematicians.  Invited paper presented at Parkview High School for the Invited Lecturer series for AP Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Beran, M. J. (December, 2010).  Primate mathematicians: Enumeration, estimation, and calculation.  Invited address presented at the Cognition and Development Seminar, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

Beran, M. J. (June 2010). Long-term retention of lexigram meanings by chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes).  Invited symposium paper presented in the Rumbaugh Symposium on Language and Learning at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Primatologists, Louisville, KY.

Beran, M. J. (April, 2010). Chimpanzee serial list memory: False memories and isolation effects.  Invited symposium paper presented at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Smith, J. D., & Beran, M. J. (October, 2009). Animal metacognition: The extended mind in self-interaction. Invited address presented at the EUROCORES Program conference Consciousness in a Natural and Cultural, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Beran, M. J. (August, 2009). Natural choice in chimpanzees: Sometimes less is preferred to more. Invited address presented at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada. 

Beran, M. J. (July, 2009). Beyond uncertainty monitoring: Primate responses to incomplete information and temptation.  Invited address presented at the Metacognition and Mindreading Conference, Salzburg, Austria.

Beran, M. J., Klein, E. D., & Evans, T. A. (April, 2009). Prospects for prospective memory research with monkeys.  Invited symposium paper presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Albuquerque, NM.

Beran, M. J. (February, 2009). Monkey mathematicians: Quantity comparisons by capuchins and macaques. Invited symposium paper presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Beran, M. J. (October, 2008).  The metacognitive monkey and the self-controlled chimpanzee.  Invited address at the University of Memphis Institute for Intelligent Systems.  Memphis, TN.

Beran, M. J. (October, 2008).  Numerical competence in animals revisited.  Invited address at the University of Memphis Cognitive Science Seminar.  Memphis, TN.

Beran, M. J. (October, 2008).  Primate mathematics: Enumeration, estimation, and calculation.  Invited symposium paper presented at the 14th biennial meeting of the International Society for Comparative Psychology, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Flemming, T. M., & Beran, M. J. (October, 2008).  Application of the analogical rule in nonhuman primates.  Invited symposium paper presented at the 14th biennial meeting of the International Society for Comparative Psychology, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Beran, M. J. (August ,2008). Animal willpower?  Studying delay of gratification in nonhuman primates.  Invited New Fellows address presented at the 116th Annual Meeting of the  American Psychological Association, Boston, MA. 

Beran, M. J., Smith, J. D., & Proust, J. (May, 2008).  Metacognition in nonhumans:     Methodological and theoretical issues.  Invited symposium paper presented at the 3rd Biennial Meeting of the EARLI Special Interest Group: Metacognition.  Ioannina, Greece.

Beran, M. J. (March, 2008). Primate willpower. Keynote address at the Southeast Missouri State University Student Research Conference, Cape Girardeau, MO.

Beran, M. J. (March, 2008). How do chimpanzees and monkeys respond to their own fallibility and impulsivity? Invited paper at the Georgia State University Neurophilosphy Lecture Series, Atlanta, GA.

Beran, M. J. (March, 2008). Chimpanzees as natural accountants.  Invited symposium paper presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Charlotte, NC.

Beran, M. J. (January, 2008). Primate mathematics: A return to parsimony.  Invited paper presented at the Hard Data Café, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

Beran, M. J. (November, 2007). Math lessons for monkeys: Using computers to present old problems in new ways. Invited symposium paper presented at the Paper presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Computers in Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

Beran, M. J. (August, 2007). Enumeration, estimation, and ‘fuzzy’ math by chimpanzees. Invited symposium paper presented at the 115th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Beran, M. J. (August, 2006). Chimpanzee symbol-mindedness: Numbers and names for the long term. Invited symposium paper at the presented at the 114th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Rumbaugh, D. M., Washburn, D. A., & Beran, M. J. (August, 2004).  Emergents and rational behaviorism: The processes of learning, conditioning, and reinforcement in creativity.  Invited paper presented at the 28th International Congress of           Psychology, Beijing, China.

Beran, M. J. (July, 2004).  Life and career of Donald Olding Hebb (1904-1985). Invited symposium paper presented at the 112th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Beran, M. J. (April, 2004). Continued studies of delay of gratification in nonhuman primates.  Invited symposium paper presented at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Beran, M. J. (October, 2003). 1-2-3-4: Chimpanzees count and make judgments of 'more.' Invited presentation, Berry College, Rome, GA.

Beran, M. J. (November, 2002). Studies of numerousness judgments of sequentially presented sets by chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Invited paper presented at the COE/SAGA5 International Symposium "Evolution of the apes and the origin of the human beings," Inuyama, Japan.

Beran, M. J. (April, 2002). Math matters: Chimpanzees and other nonhuman animals. Invited paper presented at the Hard Data Café, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

Washburn, D. A., & Beran, M. J. (August, 2001). Animals count; What’s next? Invited symposium paper presented at the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Rilling, J., Kilts, C., Williams, S. L., Kelley, J. W., Beran, M. J., Giroux, M., Hoffman, J. M., Savage-Rumbaugh, E. S., & Rumbaugh, D. M. (November, 1999). Functional neuroimaging of linguistic processing in chimpanzees. Invited poster presented at SAGA/COE International Symposium, Inuyama, Japan.