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ESCoP Summer School – call for proposals
We would like to kindly remind you about the possibility of acquiring ESCoP financial support for summer school organised in 2016. Potential organisers are invited to send a proposal to the ESCoP Secretary, Michal Wierzchon. The deadline for proposals is the 1st of June 2015. The ESCoP Committee will select the most appropriate candidate.

Honorary Doctorate for Michel Denis
On behalf of the ESCoP Committee we would like to congratulate ESCoP member Michel Denis on being awarded an Honorary Doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa) by the University of La Laguna (Canary Islands, Spain). The ceremony will take place in La Laguna on the 10th of February 2015. 
Michel Denis is an emeritus senior research scientist at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and a member of the Laboratoire d’Informatique pour la Mécanique et les Sciences de l’Ingénieur (LIMSI-CNRS). Michael is also a long-standing member of ESCoP. He was the organiser of the conference held in Paris in 1992 and served on the executive committee from 1993 to 1996. 

Journal of Cognitive Psychology

Journal of Cognitive Psychology, Volume 27, Issue 1, February 2015  contains the following articles:
Working memory capacity: Is there a bilingual advantage?
Ileana Ratiu & Tamiko Azuma
Pages: 1-11
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2014.976226

Implementation intentions forge a strong cue–response link and boost prospective memory performance
Sean M. McCrea, Suzanna L. Penningroth & Maurissa P. Radakovich
Pages: 12-26
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2014.975816

Is it random or impulsive responding? The effect of working memory load on decision-making
Maegan R. Hatfield-Eldred, Reid L. Skeel & Mark P. Reilly
Pages: 27-36
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2014.982127

The effects of simultaneous learning and performance goals on performance: An inductive exploration
Aline D. Masuda, Edwin A. Locke & Kevin J. Williams
Pages: 37-52
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2014.982128

Visual context does not promote concurrent sequence learning
Gilbert Remillard
Pages: 53-68
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2014.977794

Impulsivity and speed–accuracy strategies in discrimination learning
José H. Lozano, José M. Hernández & José Santacreu
Pages: 69-79
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2014.977793

Menstrual phase influences gender differences in visual dependence: A study with a computerised Rod and Frame Test
Rima Abdul Razzak, Jeffery Bagust, Sharon Docherty, Zuheir Hasan, Yusra Irshad & Ahoud Rabiah
Pages: 80-88
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2014.976227

Information Reduction—More than meets the eye?
Nancy E. Rowell, Alison J. K. Green, Helen Kaye & Peter Naish
Pages: 89-113
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2014.985300

Ensemble statistics as units of selection
Hee Yeon Im, Woon Ju Park & Sang Chul Chong
Pages: 114-127
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2014.985301

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Conference news

On Faces, Bodies and Voices: Multimodal Mechanism of Person Recognition
Jerusalem, Israel
16-18 March 2015
Person recognition is a highly important skill for normal social functioning. To date, most research on this topic has focussed on face processing, whereas in real life bodies and voices convey very rich information that is used to generate a multimodal representation of a person’s identity, emotional and social state. The goal of the workshop is to bring together leading scientists who focus on face, body or voice recognition as well as the interaction among them by employing various methodological approaches including neuroimaging, psychophysics, eye tracking and computational techniques in healthy individuals as well as in individuals with impaired person processing, in order to discuss the mechanisms allowing person identification, as well as interpret emotional and social information from these stimuli.
Registration deadline: 15 February 2015

VII. Dubrovnik Conference on Cognitive Science - Metacognition and Reasoning
21-23 May 2015
Dubrovnik, Croatia
The conference is open for researchers and students conducting research on all aspects of cognitive science. To facilitate networking among researchers, there will be a great emphasis on poster sessions. Up to 80 posters will be selected for presentation. The poster sessions will cover various fields of cognitive science, but the focus will be on posters related to the main topic of the conference. Invited speakers: Klaus Fiedler (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg), Asher Koriat (University of Haifa), Joelle Proust (Jean Nicod Institute, CNRS, Paris), Nicholas Shea (King's College London), Valerie Thompson (University of Saskatchewan), Maggie Toplak (York University).
Abstract submission deadline: 28 February 2015

International Interdisciplinary Summer School on the “Origins of human cooperation”
Tübingen, Germany
22-26 June 2015
During the summer school, twenty graduate students and junior scientists of all subjects and from all over the world will have the opportunity to discuss for three days the origins of human cooperation with this year's Unseld lecturer Michael Tomasello. In addition, up to six participants representing different subjects will be selected to present their own research related to Tomasello's work during the summer school. The participants will also attend the Unseld Lecture held by Michael Tomasello and an interdisciplinary colloquium, both open to the public.
Application deadline: 15 February 2015

19th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness 
7-10 July 2015
Paris, France

This 4 day meeting brings together leading researchers in neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, philosophy, psychiatry, neurology, and computer science in a forum dedicated to showcasing and advancing rigorous scientific approaches to understanding the nature, function, and underlying mechanisms of conscious experience. Keynote Speakers include: Mahzarin Banaji (Harvard University), Tyler Burge (University of California in Los Angeles), Marisa Carrasco (New York University), Chris Frith (University College London), Giandomenico Iannetti (University College London).

Abstract submission deadline: 10 March 2015

CogSci 2015:  Mind, Technology, and Society
23-25 July 2-15 
Pasadena, California, USA
The Invited Speakers of the 37th Annual Cognitive Science Society Meeting include: Michael Jordan (University of California, Berkeley), James L. McClelland (Stanford University), Martha Farah (University of Pennsylvania), Christof Koch (Allen Institute for Brain Science), Rosalind Picard (MIT Media Lab).
Abstract submission deadline: 1 February 2015

European Conference on Visual Perception
Liverpool, UK
23-27 August 2015
ECVP is an annual meeting devoted to the scientific study of vision, particularly visual perception and multisensory processes related to vision. Recently attracting between 700-1000 participants from across Europe, North America and the Asian-Pacific region, ECVP is now one of the largest international conferences in the field. The meeting consists of talks and posters, which are filled through an open call for papers. Submissions are encouraged from scientists at all levels, whether established, early career, or students. Abstracts are peer reviewed and, if accepted, are published in the journal Perception.
Abstract submission deadline: 1 April 2015

The 55th Society for Psychophysiological Research Annual Meeting
30 September – 4 October 2015
Seattle, Washington
Founded in 1960, the Society for Psychophysiological Research is an international scientific society with worldwide membership. The purpose of the Society is to foster research on the interrelationships between the physiological and psychological aspects of behaviour. To promote this purpose, the Society publishes scientific literature, including the journal Psychophysiology, and holds annual meetings for presentation and discussion of original theory and research, instrumentation and methodology, and new directions and standards in the field.

Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) Regional Meeting 2015
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. Such an event will be mostly beneficial for our students and young investigators and special attention has been paid to this goal. The organising societies worked closely sketching a preliminary programme for the organisation of the FFRM 2015.
Abstract submission deadline: 30 April 2015

Job offers

Professor in Psychology, University of Essex, UK 
The Department of Psychology seeks to recruit a new member of staff at Professorial level to expand its existing excellent provision for research and teaching in psychology and cognitive neuroscience. We offer a balanced portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that provide an excellent and transformative education to increasing numbers of satisfied students. Staff and students are valued members of the Department, working together to study and research within a climate of community, inclusiveness, and integrity. We particularly welcome applications from individuals who can enhance and augment the activity within our three primary research groups: the Cognitive and Development Psychology Group; the Social and Health Psychology Group; and the Cognitive and Sensory Neuroscience Group. A PhD in Psychology is essential as is the ability to compliment and strengthen the Department’s teaching and research activities. Closing date is 1 March 2015.
More information 

Postdoctoral positions, Sage Centre For The Study Of Mind
University Of California, Santa Barbara
Four postdoctoral positions will be available beginning on September 1, 2015. This is a three-year fellowship, and the competition is open to all qualified candidates regardless of institutional affiliation. The SAGE Centre Junior Fellowship Program, established in 2011, fosters interdisciplinary research in the study of brain-mind interaction at the postdoctoral level. We are seeking a group of highly collaborative, interacting fellows who are willing to take different approaches to shared conceptual challenges. Qualified applicants should be able and will be encouraged to utilise the UCSB Brain Imaging Centre. In addition to developing research programs in close collaboration with individual faculty, Junior Fellows will enjoy special privileges, including access to visiting SAGE Scholars and attendance at regular group meetings to collaborate and share information about the role of psychology, cognitive neuroscience, economics, political science, anthropology, biology, physics, engineering, the arts, philosophy and other disciplines on the study of brain, mind and behaviour. To be eligible for the Junior Fellows program, a candidate must have been awarded a doctoral degree or foreign equivalent within the past five years. Proposed research topics must be related to brain-mind interaction. Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged. We will strive to create a team based on common interests of the top applicants. For primary consideration, apply by February 1, 2015, although we will accept applications until the positions are filled.
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Postdoctoral position in Cognitive Neuroscience 
Abu Dhabi NeLLab, United Arab Emirates
A two-year, potentially renewable post-doctoral position in the cognitive neuroscience of language is available in the NYU Abu Dhabi Neuroscience of Language Laboratory. The researcher will have had experience with evoked response experiments using either MEG or EEG. The main responsibility of the researcher will be to cooperate with the PIs on the design and completion of MEG experiments with participant populations of varied linguistic and educational backgrounds to address questions related to the research projects of the NeLLab PIs, Alec Marantz and Liina Pylkkänen. A researcher with cross-linguistic experimental experience would be ideal for the job. Applications will be accepted through February for a start date in early to late summer. Review of applicants will begin immediately.
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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Cognitive Neuroscience of Pain, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
The Research Group 'Pain and Mind' within the Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at Oxford University seeks a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to contribute to a programme of research aimed at identifying brain mechanisms underlying the influence of expectations on the perception of pain. The research is supported by funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC, UK) and conducted under supervision by Dr Katja Wiech in collaboration with Professor Irene Tracey (fMRIB). We are looking for someone with research interests in elucidating the brain mechanisms underlying biased perceptual decision-making and learning in the context of pain. We are keen to find someone who will contribute intellectually, and practically, to the design, conduct, analysis and publication of this work. You will hold or be about to receive a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, or a related discipline. You will be expected to develop our understanding of the influence of expectations on pain. You will be involved in the acquisition and analysis of behavioural and neuroimaging data and are expected to take the lead on the modelling of these data with an emphasis on sequential sampling and learning models. The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday 2 March 2015.
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Call for papers

Special issue: The Production Effect in Memory
Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology
The production effect occurs when producing an item (e.g., saying it aloud, typing it, or even singing it) results in better memory than does silent encoding. First reported by Hopkins and Edwards (1972), the effect was largely overlooked until MacLeod, Gopie, Hourihan, Neary, and Ozubko delineated the effect in 2010, and also provided it a name. Since then more than 20 papers on the effect have been published. This special issue will bring together original papers that advance our current understanding of the myriad ways that the simple act of production can influence memory. Guest Editors are Glen E. Bodner (University of Calgary) and Colin M. MacLeod (University of Waterloo).
More information 
Expression of interest deadline: 1 February 2015
Submission deadline: 30 June 2015