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ESCoP Related Issues

Bertleson Award 

Beginning in 2001, the Paul Bertelson Award is granted every two years to an outstanding young scientist for making a significant contribution to European Cognitive Psychology. Candidates should normally have completed their doctoral thesis no more than 8 years before nomination, and be under 35 years of age. However, the committee does not wish to discriminate against researchers who have, for example, taken maternity leave or made career switches. The committee also recognizes that differences exist across Europe in research training procedures. Therefore, a case may be made to the jury if there are reasons why the criteria should be interpreted flexibly.
You are invited to nominate persons for the Bertelson award. Nominations for the Bertelson Award and a copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae should be sent to the ESCoP Secretary, Michal Wierzchon. Please submit the nominations before 1 May 2014.

Call for nominations for the Committee members

At the end of this year, Valerie Camos and Stephen Monsell will end their terms and leave the Committee. Accordingly, two new committee members must be elected. At the same time Jonathan Grainger will become ESCoP President leaving the President-elect position vacant. We invite all full members to nominate candidates for the Committee members and the President - elect position.
Nominations for the Committee members and for the President-elect should be sent to the ESCoP Secretary, Michal Wierzchon. Please submit the nominations before 1 May 2014. Elections will be organized in June.

The procedure for nominations is embedded in the ESCoP constitution:
Article 17. Every two years an election will be organized by mail ballot. Two months before the start of this election, the Secretary shall seek nominations for elected Committee members and shall set a deadline for receipt of nominations at the Secretary's address at least one month after the call for nominations has been posted to members. Nominations should be made in writing by one Full member of the Society, and seconded by at least three other Full members. The Secretary will refrain from nominating or seconding candidates. At least one of the seconders should have their primary affiliation in a country different to that of the person making the nomination. The candidate should give his or her written consent to being nominated. Nominations should indicate whether the nomination is for President-Elect, other elected Committee member or (in rare circumstances when this is needed) President. Members of the Committee are also entitled to propose candidates for the vacant offices.

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Call for papers

Special Issue on Immediate Memory in Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology

This special issue will bring together original papers that advance current theory and/or data in the area of immediate memory. The term "immediate memory" is intended to be theory-neutral, but it includes short-term memory, working memory, primary memory, and related areas. We invite submissions that fall within this broad area. Editor: Penny Pexman (University of Calgary), Guest Editors: Aimée M. Surprenant (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Jean Saint-Aubin (Université de Moncton), Ian Neath (Memorial University of Newfoundland).
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Email expression of interest: 31 March 2014
Submission deadline: 30 June 2014

Conferences and workshops

14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
26-30 April 2014
Gothenburg, Sweden
The Association for Computational Linguistics invites the submission of long and short papers on research in all aspects of automated natural language processing. Confirmed speakers include: speakers Michael Collins (Columbia University), Simon King (University of Edinburgh) and Ulrike von Luxburg (University of Hamburg).
Registration is now open.

12th Annual Conference of American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
25-18 June 2014
New York, USA
The variety of the workshops to be offered at the meeting in New York and the distinguished speakers the Academy is honoured to have on the faculty are what you have come to expect and value in the AACN annual conference. The workshops will address broad areas of interest and concern to the investigator/practitioner and they will include: workshop on the neurocognitive development of the child, a workshop focusing on developmental neuropsychology of memory functions, assessment of cognitive function among culturally diverse adults and frontotemporal syndromes.
Registration is now open.

International Conference on Cognitive, Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
26-27 June 2014
Paris, France
The ICCPBS 2014 aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Cognitive, Psychological and Behavioural Sciences. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Cognitive, Psychological and Behavioural Sciences.
Paper submission deadline: 20 April 2014

International Workshop on Learning and Memory Consolidation
10-12 July 2014
San Sebastian, Spain
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 stabilisation 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. Invited speakers include: Prof. Jan Born (Universität Tübingen), Prof. Michael Hasselmo (Boston University), Prof. Daniel Margoliash (University of Chicago), Prof. Matthew Wilson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Prof. John Wixted (University of California).
Extended abstract submission deadline: 30 March 2014
Early registration deadline: 9 April 2014

11th Conference of the Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Special Interest Group of the World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation 
14-15 July 2014
Limassol, Cyprus
This is a multidisciplinary conference incorporating all rehabilitation disciplines including Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Medicine and Nursing. The primary focus of the conference is rehabilitation of neuropsychological consequences of acquired brain impairment.
Registration deadline: 6 July 2014

23rd Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting
26-31 July 2014
Québec City, Canada
The purpose of the Organization for Computational Neurosciences is to create a scientific and educational forum for students, scientists, other professionals and the general public to learn about, to share, to contribute to, and to advance the state of knowledge in computational neuroscience.
Registration is now open.

Third European Summer School on Computational Modelling
of Cognition with Applications to Society

27 July – 10 August 2014
Laufen, Germany
Most areas of cognitive psychology have recognised the power of computational and mathematical models and have embraced their benefits to rigorous theorising. One illustration of this trend is the growing popularity of Bayesian approaches to cognitive modelling. This powerful trend comes, however, at a cost: The complexity of models and modelling techniques render it increasingly difficult for non-experts to acquire the necessary skills and then keep pace with developments. 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.
Applications submission deadline: 30 April 2014

ACM Symposium on Applied Perception
8-9 August 2014
Vancouver, Canada
The ACM Symposium on Applied Perception (ACM SAP), formerly known as APGV, aims to advance and promote research that crosses the boundaries between perception and disciplines such as graphics, visualization, vision, haptics and acoustics. These fields can benefit from the exchange of ideas. The scope of the conference includes applications and algorithms in any area of research that incorporates elements of perception and computer science.
Abstract submission deadline: 3 April 2014
Poster submission deadline: 12 May 2014

Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition, and Science
25-27 August 2014
Düsseldorf, Germany
International Interdisciplinary Conference Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition, and Science is intended as an interdisciplinary platform that contributes to the development of a general frame theory of human concepts. The conference explores the application of frames in linguistics and other sciences. It discusses foundational issues for the development of a theory of frames from the perspectives of general and computational linguistics, mathematics, cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, ontology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of science.
Abstract submission deadline: 15 April 2014

5th APRU Symposium on Brain and Mind Research in the Asia-Pacific
29-30 August 2014
Peking, China
The main theme of the conference is “Brain and Mind in Social Contexts”. Other topic will be also discussed: molecular neurobiology, social cognitive neuroscience, clinical neuroscience of psychiatric disorders, social stress and mental health, genetic neuroimaging and brain development. The keynote speakers include: Yi Rao (Peking University), Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg (University of Heidelberg, Germany),  Keiji Tanaka (Riken Brain Science Institute, Japan) and Shinobu Kitayama (University of Michigan, USA). Three workshops will accompany the conference: “Behavioral neuroscience of decision making” (Shu Li), “Individual differences in vision” (Jia Liu) and “Imaging the brain and mental disorders” (Qiyong Gong).
Abstract submission deadline: 1 August 2014

31st British Psychological Society Cognitive Psychology Section Conference
3-5 September 2014
Nottingham, UK
The Cognitive Psychology section of the British Psychological Society was formed in 1978 as a national forum for the discussion of research and issues of professional concern to cognitive psychologists. The Section's activities include an Annual Conference, usually held in September, one or more specialist events in the year and symposia at the main Society Conference in March/April.
Abstract submission deadline: 2 May 2014

24th Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association 
3-6 September 2014
York, UK
The 24th annual conference of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA) is being hosted by the Centre for Language Learning Research, Department of Education, University of York. The Language Learning roundtable will be on the topic of ‘Language learning theory and practice - Bridging the gap’. Invited speakers include: Laura Collins (Concordia University), Emma Marsden (University of York, Gabriele Pallotti (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Lee Osterhout (University of Washington).
Registration is now open.

44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience
15-19 November 2014
Washington, USA
Neuroscience 2014, one of the best values in science, is the premier venue for neuroscientists to present emerging science, learn from experts, forge collaborations with peers, explore new tools and technologies, and advance careers. Join more than 30,000 colleagues from more than 80 countries at the world’s largest marketplace of ideas and tools for global neuroscience.
Abstract submission deadline: 8 May 2014

Job offers

Postdoctoral Position
Brain, Mind and Behaviour Research Centre, Granada, Spain
The Andalucia’s government (Spain) has just announced a 2-year postdoc grant with excellent conditions to carry out research in south Spain (). The University of Granada has just inaugurated a new research center, the Brain, Mind and Behavior Research Center (CIMCYC-UGR; The centre shares the goal of understanding how mental processes and behaviour emerge from normal brain activity, and how behavioural problems relate to the breakdown of brain functioning. We will be pleased to support applications from post-doc researchers (who should have defended their PhD no longer than 10 years ago). We are mainly interested in profiles for professionals with proven experience in research employing MRI in humans, from the field of psychology, biology, physics, or engineering, who are proficient in the acquisition and analysis of MRI human data.
Application deadline: 26 April 2014
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Postdoc Position in Cognitive Neuroscience
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA 
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Computational Memory and Perception Lab. We use fMRI, computational modelling and behavioural studies to examine face and object processing and the contribution of medial temporal lobe structures to declarative memory. Initial appointment is for 2 years, renewable for 1 more year contingent upon excellent performance. The Computational Memory and Perception Lab, run by Dr. Rosie Cowell, works closely with the laboratory of Dr. David Huber. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to collaborate with both PIs, whose combined expertise includes a range of theoretical approaches (formal quantitative models) and experimental techniques (both behavioral and brain-based, including fMRI, MEG and EEG), applied to the study of memory, visual perception and perceptual dynamics.
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Postdoc Position
University of California, San Diego, USA
We are in need of promising junior scientists interested in either one of these areas: in neurobiology of language, in fundamental neuroscience questions about language, including (but not restricted to) comprehension, production, lexical semantics, sentential semantics, syntax, phonology, motor function, or effects in aging or aphasia, is encouraged to apply. In stroke recovery, neural plasticity, and neural repair, we are particularly seeking candidates with strong backgrounds in applied mathematics, such as physics, mathematics, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, and related fields, but also a strong interest in neuroscience. This work involves building computer models of human brain function, as measured by a variety of techniques, aiming at prediction of recovery, choice of therapy, and related questions. This work is highly linked to our international collaboration with the Brain Network Recovery Group and the Virtual Brain Project.
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Postdoc Position in Human Memory
University of Missouri, Memory and Cognitive Aging Laboratory, Columbia, Missouri, USA 
The Memory and Cognitive Aging Laboratory in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia, under the supervision of Moshe Naveh-Benjamin, is looking to hire a post-doctoral research fellow to conduct research on memory and aging and memory and attention. The position would be for 2-3 years, and start on September 1, 2014. The position involves planning, designing and conducting studies investigating age-related changes in memory, as well as the effects of divided attention on memory. There are also opportunities to conduct neuroimaging studies related to these issues in the Departmental Brain Imaging Center. The position will also involve mentoring graduate and undergraduate students in the lab.
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Chair in Psychology 
Lancaster University, UK
We are seeking to appoint four new posts to enhance and complement the existing strengths in the Department of Psychology. Two of these posts will be at a Professorial level. You should have a strong track record of research and teaching excellence and applications are invited from across research areas that have been identified as complementing existing and planned research foci, particularly Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Neuroscience and Language Development. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Prof. Charlie Lewis. Closing date is 6 April 2014.
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Senior Teaching Associate in Psychology
Lancaster University, UK
The Department of Psychology is looking for individuals who are actively involved in research in an area, which fits in with our research and teaching. With several staff on leave over the next 12 months we particularly welcome your application if you have an expertise in neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, developmental disorders, or social psychology. This would be an ideal post for you if you are at a stage, post PhD, where you want to develop postdoctoral research and specialist teaching and/or administration skills. You should be an excellent researcher with a publication record and evidence of potential for developing a career in psychology. You will be also expected to make a contribution to the Department’s research activities, and to contribute to teaching in developmental psychology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Prof Charlie Lewis. Closing date is 30 March 2014.
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Professor of Cognitive Psychology
School of Psychology, University of Kent, UK 
The School of Psychology is seeking to appoint a full time academic(s) in Cognitive Psychology/ Neuropsychology to provide teaching, supervision and related administration and to fulfil primary responsibilities detailed in the job description.
You will hold a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience or a cognate discipline and have successful completion of world-leading and internationally excellent research including publication in refereed academic journals and obtaining competitive research grants from UK research councils/other international sources.
We are looking for a candidate who has teaching skills appropriate to higher education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels along with research leadership and research management skills. Closing date for applications is 11 May 2014.
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Lecturer in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Northwestern University, Illinois, USA
The Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University is searching for two faculty members in speech-language pathology. An 11-month appointment would begin September 1, 2014. The appointment may be renewed on an annual basis. The successful applicants will hold positions of Lecturer (non tenure line) and will be responsible for clinical care and teaching in the Department’s Speech-Language-Learning Clinic. The clinic serves approximately 6000 patient visits in various areas of practice and is in the process of moving into a new state of the art facility. The successful candidates will be expected to provide evidence-based clinical care and interface with the research and training missions of the clinic and department. Closing date: on going until position is filled.
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Doctoral and master programmes

Interdisciplinary PhD scholarship
Roskilde University, Denmark
Roskilde University (RUC) invites applications for a 3 year PhD scholarship jointly financed by RUC and the research project Hybrid-Logical Proofs at Work in Cognitive Psychology, which is funded by the Velux Foundation The goal of this project is to use formal logic to investigate psychological reasoning tests, in particular what are called False-Belief tests. The project is interdisciplinary and combines competences from philosophy, psychology, and logic. For further information, please contact Associate Professor Torben Braüner.
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New master in Brain and Cognition
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
A new, one-year Master in Brain and Cognition will begin its activities in the Academic Year 2014-15 in Barcelona, Spain, organised by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
The core of the master's programme is composed of the research groups at UPF's Center for Brain and Cognition. These groups are directed by renowned scientists in areas such as computational neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistics, vision, multisensory perception, human development and comparative cognition. Students will be exposed to the ongoing research projects at the Center for Brain and Cognition and will be integrated in one of its main research lines, where they will conduct original research for their final project. Application period is now open. Please visit the Master web page or contact Luca Bonatti for further information.
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