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Forthcoming EPS Research Workshops

For information about conferences organised by EPS, see Meetings.

 

Invitation to attend an EPS-supported workshop: "Vestibular Cognition". 

University College London, Friday 13th June, 2014

EPS members are invited to attend an EPS-funded workshop on “Vestibular Cognition”, to be held at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, on Friday 13th June 2014.  The workshop is organised by Dr Elisa Ferre and Prof Patrick Haggard, University College London.

 

The vestibular system is classically described as a system for balance and orientation.  Over the last decades, however, several studies suggested that vestibular information contributes to numerous cognitive processes, including spatial attention, spatial representation, multisensory integration, decision-making and emotion.  The range of these functions is consistent with the tentacular projections of vestibular signals throughout the cortex, as revealed by recent neuroimaging studies.  It remains controversial whether these various vestibular cognitions have any common element, and how they participate in multisensory processing more generally.

The workshop aims to provide an overview of the vestibular effects on higher cortical function.  The speakers are international experts in cognitive vestibular research, covering behavioural, imaging and electrophysiological methods.  Their research topics range from multisensory integration, through spatial attention, to bodily awareness.

The workshop will begin at 9.30 am (registration from 9.00 am), and end with a reception at 5.30 pm.  A nominal charge of £10 per person will be made to cover the cost of refreshments.  Lunch is not included.

50 places are available.  To pre-register, please send email to Dr Elisa Ferrè ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).  Please confirm in the email that you are an EPS member.

 

Invitation to attend an EPS-supported workshop: "Cognitive Ageing - Current approaches and future directions".

Despite the growing ageing population, within the UK the field of Cognitive Ageing research remains small. The aim of this workshop is to bring together postgraduate students interested in ageing and established researchers, to foster growth within the field and provide opportunities for collaboration and learning new skills. This will occur within the framework of the evolution of Cognitive Ageing research whereby it requires integration of knowledge and methods from many disciplines, including experimental psychology, neuroimaging and epidemiology.This workshop will bring together researchers with different expertise to explore the latest research and methods relevant to Cognitive Ageing. The meeting will include keynote addresses and professional development sessions for junior researchers.

The workshop is residential and will take place 3-5 March 2014 at Holland House (Pershore). The fee covering all accommodation and meals is £158 for faculty; fees will be waived for all junior researchers (postdocs, postgraduates and PhD students). Junior researchers are encouraged to present their research. We will consider any research related to Cognitive Aging and are especially keen to encourage applications from students new to the field.

This workshop is now full but for further information please contact Rebecca Charlton

( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

 

Invitation to attend an EPS-funded workshop: 'Best practice in EEG and TMS research'.

Members and their students and post docs are invited to attend an EPS-funded workshop on 'Best practice in EEG and TMS research', Kent Monday 14th April 2014 (just prior to the April scientific meeting, Kent 15-17 April 2014).

The workshop is a methodological overview of EEG and TMS, and will involve two parallel streams: basic and advanced. The organisers have just launched a webpage with more information about the event, as well as details of how to register and apply for the student grants -

http://www.kent.ac.uk/psychology/research/cognitive/eeg-tms-workshop.html

The organisers are Joseph Brooks, Heather Ferguson and Zara Bergstrӧm.

 

Other Conference and Workshop Announcements

The Third European Summer School on

'Computational Modeling of Cognition with Applications to Society' (27 July - 10 August 2014, Laufen, Germany)

This summer school is dedicated to introducing researchers to the basic techniques of computational and mathematical modelling from the ground up and in a hands-on manner.  The instructors represent a broad range of expertise and are all research leaders in their field with extensive experience in teaching of modelling.

Thanks to generous funding from the Volkswagen Foundation, the complete cost is only €150 including (a) twin share accommodation at the conference hotel from 27 July - 10 August; (b) breakfast and dinner (but not lunch).

We invite applicants from researchers at all levels (graduate students, post-docs and faculty) from anywhere in the world.  Visit http://cmss2014.org for further details and to submit an application.  Application deadline is 30 April 2014.  Enquiries can be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 

 

International Workshop on Learning and Memory Consolidation (July 10-12th, 2014, San Sebastian)

As part of its wider scientific and knowledge-transfer activities, the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language is delighted to announce a workshop dedicated to the mechanisms of learning and memory consolidation.

Our aim is to provide a multidisciplinary platform to discuss the processes of memory formation, with a strong emphasis on the offline neural changes leading to memory stabilization and enhancement. Our hope is to bring together researchers working on these issues at various levels of analysis, i.e., cellular, systemic and behavioural, and with data coming from humans as well as other species.

The International Workshop on Learning and Memory Consolidation is to take place from Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th of July 2014, at the Palacio Miramar in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain.

Invited speakers include:

Prof. Jan Born - Universität Tübingen, Germany

Prof. Michael Hasselmo - Boston University, Massachusetts, USA

Prof. Daniel Margoliash - University of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Prof. Matthew Wilson - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA

Prof. John Wixted - University of California, San Diego, USA

Important dates:

Abstract deadline (March 2nd, 2014)

Notification of abstract acceptance (March 17th, 2014)

Early registration deadline (April 9th, 2014)

Online registration deadline (June 22nd, 2014)

Conference dates (July 10-12th, 2014)

For more information, please visit our website:

http://www.bcbl.eu/events/learning/en/

We look forward to seeing you in July!

Nicolas Dumay and Doug Davidson, as organizers

 

International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS)

The inaugural International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) will be held in the heart of Amsterdam on 12-14 March 2015.  ICPS will feature integrative science symposia skill-building workshops, and an international scope.  A forthcoming Call-for-Presentations will announce the many opportunities for you to take part in ICPS symposium sessions and scientific poster presentations.  For more information visit www.icps-2015.org.

 

QJEP Announcements

 

Call for papers: QJEP Special Issue on "good-enough", underspecified, or shallow processing in psycholinguistics

Edited by Kiel Christianson (University of Illinois) 

We invite papers for a special issue on all areas of psycholinguistic research investigating representations that are unfaithful to the input and the processes by which such representations are constructed in the mind.

The issue will address this general topic in areas including but not limited to first and second language processing, individual differences and cognitive constraints, cognitive training, ageing, child language, reading comprehension, comprehension measurement, task-driven processing effects, and levels of analysis. 

Further information can be found here: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/cfp/pqjecfp.pdf

 

Call for papers: QJEP Special Issue on megastudies, crowdsourcing and big datasets in psycholinguistics

Edited by Emmanuel Keuleers (Ghent University) and Dave Balota (Washington University, St. Louis)

We invite papers for a special issue of the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology on recent advances in megastudies and crowdsourcing methods and on the use of large non-experimental data sources. The issue will address both the collection of data and the use of these data to answer important theoretical questions. Further information can be found here: http://crr.ugent.be/archives/1322

 

Comments and Book Reviews

QJEP has made two changes to the existing policies. First, comments will be allowed to alleviate the problem that readers have few options to raise their concerns (or support) about an article published in QJEP. Comments are short (1000 words at most), deal with articles published in QJEP or with general issues faced by psychological researchers, and will be published at the end of an issue. Normally they will not go to reviewers but be decided upon at the Editorial level. Given our experiences at the Meetings of the Experimental Psychology Society, it is our conviction that such commentaries can become a vital and very informative part of the journal.

We also discovered that many readers miss the Book Reviews section, which had to be dropped a few years ago because the publication lag was becoming too long. Now that the journal has many more pages (and could further extend if needed), there is an opportunity to revitalise that part. Philip Quinlan kindly accepted to be the new Book Review Editor of the journal and readers are invited to send him suggestion of must-be-reviewed books. More importantly, readers who want to help making this section a success, are invited to send in their names as possible reviewers (please also include your subjects of expertise/interest).

 

Members' Announcements

EPS makes no representations or warranties in relation to Members' announcements

 

New text from Royal Society Publishing - Language in developmental and acquired disorders

Royal Society Publishing has just published Language in developmental and acquired disorders, organized and edited by Dorothy VM Bishop, Kate Nation and Karalyn Patterson. The contents can be accessed at: http://bit.ly/1eVtxla A print version is also available at the special price of £35.00. You can order online via the above web page (enter special code TB 1634 when prompted) or, alternatively, you can contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


28th International Congress of Applied Psychology

The 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology will be held at The Palais des Congrès de Paris – France, from 8 to 13 July 2014. Main information:

 

Venue : Palais des congrès de Paris - France

Dates : July 8 to 13, 2014

Number of attendees : 5000

Website : www.icap2014.com

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