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Bertelson Award

The 2016 Bertelson Award goes to Dr Michael Banissy.
Dr Banissy’s work is characterised by broad and exciting research. He has contributed to several diverse research areas including synaesthesia, social cognition, and face recognition. His work on mirror-touch synaesthesia is particularly novel and the links he has made between the neuropsychological study of this condition and social cognition have created a novel cross-disciplinary research area. Moreover, his work on empathy has contributed to the development of neurocognitive models of empathy. Dr Banissy has an exceptional publication record. Since 2010, when his PhD was awarded, he has produced over fifty scientific publications including articles in leading academic journals. In addition, Dr Banissy has been very successful in attracting financial support for his research. The breadth of his work is not only seen in scientific contributions, but also in his engagement to bring science to the public and his effort in connecting science to art.

Journal of Cognitive Psychology

Journal of Cognitive Psychology, Volume 28, Issue 6, September 2016 contains the following articles:
Original Articles
Knowing that strawberries are red and seeing red strawberries: the interaction between surface colour and colour knowledge information
Inês Bramão, Alexandra Reis, Karl Magnus Petersson & Luís Faísca
Pages: 641-657 | DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2016.1182171
Unpredictability and complexity of print-to-speech correspondences increase reliance on lexical processes: more evidence for the orthographic depth hypothesis
Xenia Schmalz, Elisabeth Beyersmann, Eddy Cavalli & Eva Marinus
Pages: 658-672 | DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2016.1182172
When repeating aloud enhances episodic memory for spoken words: interactions between production- and perception-derived variability
Kit W. Cho & Laurie Beth Feldman
Pages: 673-683 | DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2016.1182173

Understanding the underlying mechanism of the spacing effect in verbal learning: a case for encoding variability and study-phase retrieval
Geoffrey B. Maddox
Pages: 684-706 | DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2016.1181637

Original Articles
The influence of high and low cue–action association on prospective memory performance
Rafał Albiński, Matthias Kliegel & Kamila Gurynowicz
Pages: 707-717 | DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2016.1186675
Tactile order memory: evidence for sequence learning phenomena found with other stimulus types
Andrew J. Johnson, Jordan Shaw & Christopher Miles
Pages: 718-725 | DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2016.1186676
Semantic effects on sensory-motor modality switching
Simone Schaeffner, Iring Koch & Andrea M. Philipp
Pages: 726-742 | DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2016.1181636
Symbolic representation of the number three: a study with three-year-old children from contrasting socioeconomic environments
Eduardo Martí, Nora Scheuer, Silvia Cavalcante, Máximo Trench & Bárbara M. Brizuela
Pages: 743-755 | DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2016.1188821
Deep processing makes stimuli more preferable over long durations
Masato Nunoi & Sakiko Yoshikawa
Pages: 756-763 | DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2016.1189917
Priming effect in affirmative complex conditional connectives
O. Espino & B. Villar
Pages: 764-769 | DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2016.1188820

Pages: 770-771 | DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2016.1210415

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Conferences and workshops

2016 International Mind, Brain and Education Society Conference
Toronto, Canada
15-17 September 2016
The mission of the Society is to facilitate cross-cultural collaboration in biology, education and the cognitive and developmental sciences. As an organisation, our objectives are: to improve the state of knowledge in and dialogue between education, biology, and the developmental and cognitive sciences; to create and develop resources for scientists, practitioners, public policy makers, and the public; and to create and identify useful information, research directions, and promising educational practices.
Registration is now open.

Cognitive Structures: Linguistic, Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives
Düsseldorf, Germany
15-17 September 2016
This bi-annual conference aims to cover a broad range of research on language and cognition. It is especially interested in theoretical, empirical and experimental work exploring the nature of mental representations that support natural language production/understanding, other manifestations of cognition as well, as general reasoning about the world.
Registration is now open. 

Summer School "Consciousness: From Theory to Practice"
Bressanone, Italy
17-24 September 2016
The Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies invites you for a summer school on consciousness, in Abbazia di Novacella in Bressanone. The summer school is organised by Giulio Tononi, Christof Koch, Niko Schiff, Hal Blumenfeld, Catherine Tallon-Baudry, Lucia Melloni, Antti Revonsuo, Patrik Vuilleumier, Marcello Massimini, Melanie Boly, and Larissa Albantakis. Lectures will cut across multiple fields of consciousness studies and will feature dedicated sessions addressing important emerging areas. Although there is no formal deadline for application, participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

Workshop: First vs. Second Language Learning: From Neurobiology to Cognition
Jerusalem, Israel 
26-28 September 2016
This upcoming research workshop of the Israel Science Foundation will assemble leading researchers from around the world to examine in depth the neurobiological and cognitive processes behind first and second language learning. Invited speakers include: Eve Clark, Ovid Tzeng, Ken Pugh, Erik Thiessen, Jennifer Culbertson, Manuel Carreiras, David Share, Tamar Degani, Morten Christiansen, Fumiko Hoeft, Jay Rueckl, Ludo Verhoeven, Jason Zevin, Michal Ben-Shachar, Blair Armstrong, Denise Wu, Nandini Singh, Rebecca Goméz, Patrick Rebuschat, Jonathan Grainger, Lauren Emberson, Elinor Saiegh-Hadad, Merav Ahissar, Dorit Ravid, and Anat Prior.
Registration is now open.

KogWis 2016: Space for Cognition
Bremen, Germany
26-30 September 2016
The topical focus of KogWis 2016 is “Space for Cognition”. They particularly encourage submissions related to research on Spatial Cognition - an interdisciplinary research field concerned with the acquisition, organisation, and utilisation of knowledge about spatial objects and environments, be they real, virtual, or abstract, human or machine.
Registration is now open.

Neuroscience 2016: The Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience
San Diego, CA, USA
12-16 November 2016
The NSF 46th annual meeting is the premier venue for neuroscientists to present emerging science, learn from experts, collaborate with peers, explore new tools and technologies, and advance careers. The event will include featured and special lectures by world-renowned scientists from around the globe; symposia and mini-symposia with comprehensive coverage of vital neuroscience research topics; exhibitors showcasing new tools, technologies, and publishing opportunities; professional development, advocacy, and networking events and satellite events being held in conjunction with the annual meeting.
Registration is now open.

Psychonomic Society's 57th Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

17-20 November 2016

The conference is attended by researchers who perform and promote the basic science of behaviour in areas such as memory, learning, problem solving, action planning, language, and perception that connect with other fields of research. Keynote lecture: “Perception and Action in the Wild” will be delivered by Roberta Klatzky (Carnegie Mellon University).
Registration is now open.

Workshop on Audio-visual Speech Processing and Language Learning
Barcelona, Spain
28-29 November 2016

This scientific meeting has been created to highlight recent research on multisensory language processing in typical and atypical populations at all stages of development. All contributions regarding the role of multisensory input (both verbal and non-verbal cues) for speech perception and production are welcome. We invite abstracts for a poster presentation. Abstracts will be accepted as submitted until the poster limit is reached. The number of participants is limited to 80, and registration is free but mandatory.

Registration deadline: 25 October 2016

Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development
Budapest, Hungary
5-7 January 2017
BCCCD is the only annual conference in Europe entirely focused on cognitive development. 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 submissions deadline: 11 September 2016

The 4th Conference on Cognition Research of the Israeli Society for Cognitive Psychology
Akko, Israel
21-23 February 2017
Submissions on the topics of social cognition, computational cognitive psychology, musical cognition and embodied cognition are encouraged. Two method workshops will take place immediately before the conference opening session, and after the closing session. One workshop will be dedicated to Bayesian statistics and the other to machine learning methods in cognitive science.
Deadline for symposium submission: 10 November 2016 
Deadline for abstract submission for talks and posters: 20 November 2016

The International Convention of Psychological Science
Vienna, Austria
23-25 March 2017
The aim of ICPS is to stimulate scientific advances that are integrative; that is, in which investigators attack scientific problems by drawing broadly on research conducted at multiple levels of analysis and in multiple branches of psychological science, the cognitive sciences, the neurosciences, and other related disciplines. The initiative has been designed, in essence, to surmount artificial disciplinary boundaries that can impede scientific progress and to highlight areas of investigation in which those boundaries have already been overcome.
Symposium submissions deadline: 15 September 2016
Poster submissions deadline: 30 September 2016

The 12th World Congress on Brain Injury
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
29 March - 1 April 2017
The aim of the Congress is to provide an opportunity for establishing collegial relationships with international professionals focused on the care and/or service of persons with acquired brain injury and/or the science of brain injury research. State of the art research will be presented dealing with information spanning from basic science to clinical aspects of brain injury. The Congress program will feature internationally recognized invited speakers, platform lectures, panels, and workshops, as well as oral presentations and poster sessions selected from the submitted abstracts.
Abstract submissions deadline: 7 November 2016

Job offers

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, USA
The Department of Psychology at Knox College is seeking to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Cognitive Psychology beginning Fall 2017. A Ph.D. at the time of appointment is preferred but ABD candidates will be considered. Successful candidates will have a sincere interest in quality undergraduate teaching at an institution that values diversity and close interactions with students, as well as a desire to maintain an active research program. The position involves a six-course teaching load that includes Cognitive Psychology, courses in the candidate's areas of expertise, supervision of undergraduate research projects, and contributions to the statistics/research methods sequence. Review of applications will begin on the 15 November and continue until the position is filled.
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Assistant Professor in Cognitive Science, University of British Columbia-Vancouver, Canada

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in cognitive psychology, which will begin on the 1 July 2017. Candidates must hold a PhD before starting the position. We welcome applications from candidates whose work focuses on any area of cognitive psychology, including but not limited to memory, perception, decision-making, or neuroscience. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a program of scholarly research that leads to publication; conduct effective undergraduate and graduate teaching and research supervision; and contribute to departmental service. Application deadline: 1 October 2016.
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Assistant Professor position in Applied Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Utah, USA
The Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Applied Cognitive Neuroscience at the assistant professor level. We welcome applications from any area of cognitive psychology with a strong theory-based research program that employs neuroscientific methods. We especially welcome applicants who conduct research in both the laboratory and applied settings and who can speak to the real-world impact of the processes they study. Review of applications will begin on the 1 October and will continue until the position is filled.
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Post-Doc Position in Human Neuroscience and Visual Cognition Lab, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA
The lab is headed by Dr. Assaf Harel and investigates high-level vision and its neural substrates. We are particularly interested in how visual recognition occurs in real-world settings and adopt a neuroergonomic approach to study the applied aspects of high-level vision. The position is fully funded for two years. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Neurobiology, Computer Science, or any other related discipline by the start date of the position. Strong background and familiarity with fMRI or EEG research is required. Experience in computer programming, especially with Matlab is highly encouraged and will be considered a strong advantage.
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Mckenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the University of Melbourne, Australia
The McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships Program aims to attract outstanding recent doctoral graduates in areas of research priority for the university and its faculties, and in particular to recruit new researchers who have the potential to build and lead cross-disciplinary collaborative research activities inside and across faculties. Applicants must have been awarded their PhD no earlier than 1 January 2014 from a university other than UoM, and must not hold a fixed term or continuing appointment greater than 1 year at UoM. Application deadline is 26 September 2016.
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Call for PhD Students: The Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness  

The Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) has published the call for PhD Students 2016. The application period is from 13 to 27 September 2016. The call offers up to 6 PhD Student positions with regard to join the Basque Center for Cognition, Brain and Language within the Severo Ochoa accreditation (SEV-2015-0490).The call also offers up to 2 PhD Student positions each of them to join the following MINECO Research Funded Projects:1) PSI2015-65694 – PREPROC – Predictive coding and predictive timing across modalities and cognitive domains (PI Dr. Molinaro); 2) PSI2015-67353 – READEAF - Brain mechanisms of reading in good deaf readers (PI Prof. Carreiras).
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Call for papers

Learning & Behavior
Special Issue: The Evolutionary and Psychological Significance of Play

Although members of a myriad array of species play, all play is not the same. Species that play differ in terms of the forms and functions of their play and so it is possible that the evolutionary benefits of play vary from species to species. If so, is it the case that the evolutionary significance of play varies systematically, with additional benefits being added as species increase in cognitive or social complexity? Or are the benefits of play distributed more equally across the animal kingdom? What are the evolutionary and psychological benefits of play? Answering these questions is complex and will require contributions from a number of fields including animal behavior, animal welfare, anthropology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology and psychology. To address these questions, Learning & Behavior is inviting contributions to a special issue on the evolutionary and psychological significance of play. The papers can be reviews, empirical or theoretical in nature.
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Preliminary proposal deadline: 1 November 2017

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William K. And Katherine W. Estes Fund - 2017 Request For Proposals

The William K. and Katherine W. Estes Fund invites proposals to fund advanced training opportunities in mathematical and computational modelling for psychological science in summer schools or focused workshops. Topics in which the Estes Fund Committee is particularly interested include cognitive architectures, Bayesian approaches to perception and concept formation, machine learning for psychological modelling, and applications of mathematical models to neuroscience. The Estes Fund is jointly overseen by the Association for Psychological Science and the Psychonomic Society. Initial proposal deadline is 1 September 2016 and full proposal deadline is 1 January 2017.
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Timing Research Forum

Timing Research Forum (TRF) is a new society for promoting multidisciplinary research on timing and time perception. Established in June 2016 by Argiro Vatakis and Sundeep Teki, the aim of TRF is to bring together researchers with an interest in understanding the cognitive and neural bases of temporal processing on a single platform and encourage open science and collaboration amongst its members. The community is open to researchers from all related disciplines including Psychology, Cognitive science, Neuroscience, Neurology, Philosophy, and Computer science. Anyone interested in TRF is welcome to join by filling the form on this page. For any questions, please feel free to contact us.

The winners of the 2016 Best Illusion of the Year contest 

The winner of the 12th annual Best Illusion of the Year Contest are Mathew T. Harrison and Gideon P. Caplovitz from the University of Reno, Nevada, USA and their illusion “Motion Integration Unleashed: New Tricks for an Old Dog”. Second Place went to “Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion” by Kokichi Sugihara from Meiji University, Japan. Third Place went to “Silhouette Zoetrope” by Christine Veras from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. You can see the illlusion here. Illusion submissions are now accepted for the 14th edition of the Best Illusion of the Year Contest, to be held in 2017.

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