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ESCoP Conference Attendance Funding

Dear ESCoP Members,
as the 19th ESCoP Conference date is approaching, we would like to kindly remind you about the forthcoming submission deadline for Conference Attendance Funding. The society will award up to 10 grants to support active participation of graduate students in ESCoP Conferences. Grants to cover fee and other expenses will be up to 500 EUR each. Preference will be given to ESCoP Associate members. 
The deadline for submissions is 20 May 2015.
The decisions will be announced by 20 June 2015.
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Journal of Cognitive Psychology

Journal of Cognitive Psychology, Volume 27, Issue 4, June 2015,
Special Issue on Embodied numerical cognition,
contains the following articles:
Embodied number processing
Oliver Lindemann & Martin H. Fischer
Pages: 381-387
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2015.1032295

At the root of the left–right asymmetries in spatial–numerical processing: From domestic chicks to human subjects
Rosa Rugani, Giorgio Vallortigara & Lucia Regolin
Pages: 388-399
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2014.941846

Original Articles
The development of numerosity estimation: Evidence for a linear number representation early in life
Janny C. Stapel, Sabine Hunnius, Harold Bekkering & Oliver Lindemann
Pages: 400-412
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2014.995668

Does your body count? Embodied influences on the preferred counting direction of preschoolers
Katarzyna Patro, Hans-Christoph Nuerk & Ulrike Cress
Pages: 413-425
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2015.1008005

Related but not the same: Ordinality, cardinality and 1-to-1 correspondence in finger-based numerical representations
Mirjam Wasner, Korbinian Moeller, Martin H. Fischer & Hans-Christoph Nuerk
Pages: 426-441
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2014.964719

Shifts of spatial attention cued by irrelevant numbers: Electrophysiological evidence from a target discrimination task
Anne-Marie Schuller, Danielle Hoffmann, Valérie Goffaux & Christine Schiltz
Pages: 442-458
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2014.946419

Larger, smaller, odd or even? Task-specific effects of optokinetic stimulation on the mental number space
Mariagrazia Ranzini, Matteo Lisi, Elvio Blini, Marco Pitteri, Barbara Treccani, Konstantinos Priftis & Marco Zorzi
Pages: 459-470
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2014.941847

1 + 2 is more than 2 + 1: Violations of commutativity and identity axioms in mental arithmetic
Samuel Shaki, Noa Sery & Martin H. Fischer
Pages: 471-477
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2014.973414

In touch with numbers: Embodied and situated effects in number magnitude comparison
Johannes Bloechle, Stefan Huber & Korbinian Moeller
Pages: 478-489
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2014.1001760

Reaching towards an end: Numerical end and distance effects in motor movements
Dana Ganor-Stern & Ronit Goldman
Pages: 490-498
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2014.950662


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Conferences and workshops

Between embodiment and neuronal recycling. The contribution of the dorsal stream to visual perception.
7-8 June 2015
Frankfurt, Germany
The aim of the symposium is to exchange knowledge across often narrowing boundaries of a given research domain. Against the large-scale concepts such as “embodiment” and “neuronal recycling” we aim to encourage the quest to unify the functional and anatomical characteristics of higher association cortices. We believe that only such concerted action can provide us with a comprehensive understanding of the functional scope of domain-general areas such as the parietal cortex within the dorsal stream.
Registration and poster submission is now open.

The 21st Annual Conference: Toward a Science of Consciousness
9-14 June 1015
Helsinki, Finland

Toward a Science of Consciousness is the largest and longest-running interdisciplinary conference emphasising broad and rigorous approaches to the study of conscious awareness. Topical areas include neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, biology, quantum physics, meditation and altered states, machine consciousness, culture and experiential phenomenology. Cutting edge, controversial issues are emphasised.
Registration is now open.

Why the Humanities? Answers from the Cognitive and Neurosciences.
9-12 July 2015
Kent, Ohio, USA
The purpose of this conference is to highlight and enhance the contributions that humanities education makes to personal well-being, responsible citizenship, and social justice. Recent studies in the cognitive and neurosciences indicate how humanities education can develop key cognitive and emotional capabilities that are essential not only for personal well-being but also for responsible citizenship and social justice. We invite submissions of paper and panel proposals exploring how these and other personally and socially beneficial cognitive and emotional capabilities can be developed by particular humanities disciplines, texts, genres, methodologies, or pedagogical practices.
Registration deadline: 1 June 2015

The 18th European Conference On Eye Movements
16-21 August 2015
Wienna, Austria
The European Conference On Eye Movements is the largest eye tracking conference in the world, a biennial interdisciplinary meeting that attracts over 600 participants from all over the world to exchange information on current research on oculomotor control and active vision, as well as eye movement research methods. ECEM 2015 will be hosted by Ulrich Ansorge, Thomas Ditye, Arnd Florack, and Helmut Leder, and brings together neurophysiologists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, clinicians, linguists, computational and applied scientists, engineers and manufacturers who are interested in eye movements. This year’s keynote lectures will be given by Jukka Hyönä (University of Turku, Finland), Laurent Itti (University of Southern California, Los Angeles), Peter König (University of Osnabrück, Germany), Tirin Moore (Stanford University, CA), John K. Tsotsos (York University, Canada), and Robin Walker (Royal Holloway, UK).

Early registration deadline: 1 June 2015

The 23rd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology
14-17 July 2015
Tartu, Estonia
The aim of the European Society for Philosophy & Psychology is ‘to promote interaction between philosophers and psychologists on issues of common concern’. Psychologists, neuroscientists, linguists, computer scientists and biologists are encouraged to report experimental, theoretical and clinical work that they judge to have philosophical significance; and philosophers are encouraged to engage with the fundamental issues addressed by and arising out of such work.
Early registration deadline: 15 June 2015

The 9th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music
17-22 August 2015
Manchester, UK
The European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music supports and promotes empirical and theoretical research from a wide range of disciplines. These include aesthetics, anthropology, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, composition, education, health and wellbeing, linguistics, music theory, music therapy, neuroscience, performance studies, philosophy, psychoacoustics, psychology and psychophysics. We expect the research to be disseminated at the Ninth Triennial Conference to be new and unpublished, and to have the potential for contributing to a better understanding of how music is perceived, represented and generated.
Registration deadline: 17 July 2015

Federation of European Neuroscience Societies Regional Meeting
7-10 October 2015
Thessaloniki, Greece
The Hellenic, Israel and Serbian Societies for Neuroscience will be honoured to host the FFRM 2015 meeting in Thessaloniki, Greece. Thessaloniki has been the meeting point of the three civilisations for centuries. The city of Thessaloniki will provide all its resources for the successful hosting of this event. Although individual collaborations among scientists of the three countries have been developed over the years, the three Neuroscience Societies will have the opportunity to come together for the first time, enhance their relationships and represent themselves to an international audience. 
Abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2015
Early registration deadline: 30 May 2015

The 6th International Conference on Spatial Cognition: Space and Situated Cognition
7-11 September 2015
Rome, Italy
The conference will be devoted to "Space and Situated Cognition", exploring the links between the general topic of the conference and an emergent paradigm of cognitive science. All space-related approaches (philosophical, psychological, computational, engineering, neuroscientific, etc.) will be considered. Keynote speakers include: Yan Bao (Peking University), William J. Clancey (Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition), Saun Gallagher (University of Memphis), Vittorio Gallese (University of Parma), Sergei Gepshtein (Salk Institute for Biological Studies), Susan Goldin-Meadow (University of Chicago), Kevin O’Regan (University of Paris).

Early registration deadline: 15 May 2015

Psychonomic Society's 56th Annual Meeting
19-22 November 2015
Chicago, Illinois, USA
The Psychonomic Society is the home for scientists who study how the mind works. Members of the Society are experimental psychologists among whose numbers are some of the most distinguished researchers in the field.  Many of us are concerned with the application of psychology to health, technology and education, and many of us use converging methods such as neuroscience and computational science to achieve our research goals.  But what brings us together is that we study the basic fundamental properties of how the mind works by using behavioral techniques to better understand mental functioning.  
Abstract submission deadline: 1 June 2015

Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development
7-9 January 2016
Budapest, Hungary
The Cognitive Development Center at CEU is pleased to announce the fifth annual Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development. BCCCD is the only annual conference entirely focused on cognitive development in Europe. Submissions from all areas within this field of research are welcome. Past BCCCD conferences included presentations on topics such as comparative cognition, cognitive bases of culture, conceptual learning, early social cognition, language, methodological issues, numeracy, or object cognition.
Symposia and paper submission deadline: 13 September 2015
Poster submission deadline: 13 October 2015

Job offers

Twelve Early Stage Researcher Positions: Understanding And Predicting Developmental Language Abilities And Disorders In Multilingual Europe

The Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks “PredictAble” invites applications for twelve positions for Early Stage Researchers, available from the 1st of September 2015. The network studies the cognitive mechanisms that underlie typical and atypical development of spoken and written language taking a cross-linguistic perspective with a unique and novel combination of cutting-edge approaches and techniques for studying mono- and bilingual children. Collaborating partners are the University of Potsdam (Germany), CNRS-Université Paris Descartes (France), University of Jyväskylä (Finland), University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain), and NIRx Medizintechnik GmbH (Berlin, Germany).
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Twelve PhD positions in The School of Psychology, University of Padova, Italy
The University of Padova offers 12 PhD positions (three-year program beginning in October 2015), all of which supported by a scholarship. The PhD program is centred on providing research and applied skills across different areas of: psychology including the following areas: Clinical and experimental psychology, Human life-span development, Neuropsychology and cognitive psychology, Cognition, Social, cultural and group psychology, Behavioural neuroscience, Neuroimaging and computational neuroscience, Evolution of mind and cognitive functions, Language and psycholinguistics, Consumer choice, behavioural economics, marketing.
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PhD position in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, Klinikum Grosshadern, Germany
We are offering a fully-funded 3-year PhD position in cognitive and clinical neuroscience at the German Center for Vertigo and Balance Disorders at the Klinikum Grosshadern, LMU Munich. Successful candidates will be driven by a keen enthusiasm for cognitive neuroscience and hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, medicine, engineering or a related field. Proficiency in (or a willingness to learn) German is beneficial for communicating with patients. Our new group (PI: Prof Paul C Taylor) investigates disorders of spatial orientation and orienting, and how multisensory information is integrated in the representation of space and the control of attention and action. This project studies both normal and patient populations using brain stimulation with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and cutting-edge developments in combined online TMS-EEG to explore functional connectivity. In addition other methods of brain stimulation and imaging are available.
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Postdoctoral and PhD Positions at the Center for Mind Brain Sciences of the University of Trento, Italy

Positions are open for three postdocs (starting after the 1st of May 2015), one PhD (starting November, 2015; application deadline: the 13th of May 2015) as well as a research assistant (starting May). The ideal candidates will have a background in cognitive neuroscience, experience in fMRI, MEG or EEG, competence in programming (Matlab) and experience/interest in the research topic. For more information, go to the FairLab. For informal inquiries about any of these positions (including the RA), email Scott Fairhall.

Postdoctoral Position in Cognitive Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
We are seeking a highly talented, innovative and enthusiastic researcher with a PhD awarded within the past three years in cognitive neuroscience or in a related discipline to work on projects involving the body representation, multisensory integration, peripersonal space, embodied cognition, social cognition, or self-awareness. The research will be conducted at The Brain, Body and Self Laboratory at the Department of Neuroscience. Our laboratory has expertise in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and behavioral approaches (including virtual reality technology). We have access to two state-of-the-art 3-Tesla MRI scanners and one MEG scanner at the Karolinska Institutet. Karolinska Institutet awards scholarships to pursue postdoctoral studies. 
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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Experimental Psychology, Sunway University, Malaysia
Department of Psychology is seeking outstanding applicants for an appointment in Experimental Psychology. Applicants must hold a PhD degree in Psychology. Demonstrated ability to teach effectively at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels is required. Previous teaching experience in biological psychology and/or sensation and perception is preferred. While the area of research interest is open, preference may be given to an applicant with experience in EEG and/or eye-tracking research. For appointment at Senior Lecturer level candidates must also have an established record of research and scholarship in an area of Experimental Psychology. Those applying at the Associate Professor level should have demonstrated evidence of leadership in the field at national level.
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Data on automatic imitation needed for meta-analysis

In the lab of Marcel Brass at Ghent University we are conducting a meta-analysis on automatic imitation. To include as many data as possible, we are currently looking for unpublished data that used any kind of conflict task to measure automatic imitation. Do you have unpublished data that you would like us to include in the meta-analysis? Any form of data (raw data, manuscripts, mean values, dissertations, master theses, null results etc.) would be very helpful. We would like to stress that all data we receive will handled confidentially and be used solely for the purpose of the meta-analysis and will not be shared with others.  
If you have unpublished data or you know somebody who might be interested in this contribution, please send an email to Lara Bardi.

Survey on benchmarks for working memory models

Klaus Oberauer, Stephan Lewandowsky, and the working-memory benchmarks team invite all members of ESCoP to take part in an online survey to evaluate potential benchmark findings on working memory. The aim of this project is to put together a set of benchmark findings in that field, that is, findings that are robust, general, and important, and therefore should be explained by good theories or models of working memory. The survey aims to obtain feedback from a broad range of experts in cognitive psychology on a preliminary set of proposed benchmarks. 
Here is the link to the survey.