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ESCoP Thematic Meetings

The deadline for Thematic Meetings proposals is approaching. ESCoP is offering partial funding for recurrent meetings dedicated to specific research topics that are organized by ESCoP members interested in a certain research area. The Committee aims to fund up to four meetings every two years: one satellite meeting of the Conference and three thematic meetings in the non-conference year.
Proposals should be sent by email to the ESCoP Secretary, Michal Wierzchon by 1st June. The committee will evaluate the proposal and make a final decision after the ESCoP Conference or after the meeting of the Executive Committee.
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Conferences and workshops

IACEP European Regional Conference: Cognitive and executive functioning: concepts, measurement and educational implications.
Budapest, Hungary
19-20 June 2014
International Association of Cognitive Education and Psychology he International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology is a society of professionals from throughout the world who are interested in advancing the cognitive education of children, youth, and adults. Symposia, individual papers and posters are invited and they must address some aspect of the field of cognitive development, cognitive or executive functioning, learning, cognitive aspects in education as well as factors associated with learning, assessment, or intervention/training (e.g., dynamic testing/assessment, cognitive intervention and change, (meta)cognition, motivation, self-regulation, etc.). They can include the general population, students with learning difficulties or people with intellectual disabilities or giftedness.

Registration is now open.

6th International Conference on Language, Culture and Mind Inside/Out: Practice and Representation
Lublin, Poland
23-26 June 2014
The goals of LCM conferences are to contribute to situating the study of language in a contemporary interdisciplinary dialogue (involving philosophy, linguistics, psychology, anthropology, semiotics and related fields), and to promote a better integration of cognitive and cultural perspectives in empirical and theoretical studies of language. The theme for LCM VI is: Inside/Out: Practice and Representation. While some focus on the representational nature of language and mind, others regard them as socially embedded and embodied practices. We encourage submissions that further investigate the dynamic between practice and representation and critically examine stereotypical or mainstream conceptions of representations as internal and practices as external.
Registration is now open.

Cognition and Action: the Jagiellonian-Rutgers Conference in Cognitive Science
Krakow, Poland
25-29 June 2014

During the conference we shall focus on the current state of research on cognition and action, looking more deeply into the links between the two. Main topics include, but are not restricted to, varieties of cognition and action, perception and coordination, planning and execution, impact of emotions on performance, decision making, language and performance, cognitive dimensions of moral actions, models for spatial navigation and motor control, and cognitive integration.
Registration is now open.

Symposium on Capturing Brain Changes Across the Lifespan. Implications for Cognitive and Affective Control
Reading, UK
26 June 2014
Adolescence and ageing are both characterised by marked changes in the brain, with direct consequences for mental functioning and wellbeing. Although we have started to understand how the structure of the brain changes across the lifespan, we face methodological and conceptual challenges in integrating physiological, neural and behavioural markers of change in children, adolescents, and younger and older adults. This 1-day symposium brings together leading international experts in the field of lifespan changes in cognitive and affective control, and will provide a mix of senior and junior research talks, discussions and poster sessions.
Registration deadline: 30 May 2014

The 24th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science.
3-5 July 2014
Toronto, Canada
The Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS) is a non-profit organization whose primary function is to advance Canadian research in experimental psychology and behavioural neuroscience. Each year the society holds an annual meeting that includes paper sessions, symposia, posters, a distinguished lecture, business meeting and lots of high quality scientific interaction.
Registration is now open.

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

European Summer School on Eye Movements
Freiburg, Germany
8-13 September 2014
We are pleased to announce that the European Summer School on Eye Movements (ESSEM), funded by the Boehringer-Ingelheim-Stiftung and organised by Christoph Klein (Freiburg/Bangor) and Ulrich Ettinger (Bonn). ESSEM brings together internationally renowned researchers to teach students in the theories, neural bases, experimental designs and statistical analysis of eye movements studies in basic science as well as applied settings. We are pleased to now invite applications from students and researchers at the PhD/MD or early post-doctoral level. Financial support is available for participants’ travel and accommodation expenses.
Application deadline: 31 May 2014

Spatial Cognition 2014
Bremen, Germany
15-19 September 2014
Spatial Cognition is concerned with the acquisition, organization, and utilization of knowledge about spatial objects and environments, be it real, virtual, or abstract, human or machine. Spatial Cognition comprises research in different scientific fields insofar as they are concerned with cognitive agents and space, such as cognitive psychology, linguistics, computer science, philosophy, and education. Research issues in the field range from the investigation of human spatial cognition to mobile robot navigation, including aspects such as way finding, spatial planning, spatial learning, internal and external representations of space, and communication of spatial information. SC 2014 will bring together researchers working on spatial cognition from all of these perspectives.
Early registration deadline: 31 May 2014

1st World Congress on Facial Expressions of Emotion
Porto, Portugal
9-11 October, 2014
WCFEE 2014 will be held in under the auspices of the University Fernando Pessoa The congress is organized by Facial Emotion Expression Lab (FEELab/UFP) and FACE - Centre of Excellence on Facial Expression of Emotion at Hospital-School University Fernando Pessoa. WCFEE 2014 is a scientific congress during which new research is being presented and discussed among scientists and practitioners. Our aim is to offer a program of interest to scholars as well as practitioners, a program founded upon research results as well as evidence from the field "The Science of Reading Human Faces".
Registration 30 May 2014

Job offers

Postdoc in Emotion & Cognition, UQTR
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada

A post-doctoral position in cognitive psychology is available at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Emotion, thinking and reasoning: this research programme explores the informational (semantic/cognitive) and non-informational (somatic, physiological) mechanisms underlying the effect of emotion on higher level cognitive processes. The studies envisaged will examine deductive and symbolic reasoning as well as the balance between heuristic and analytical processing. The affective value of stimuli will be manipulated experimentally. We will examine a number of hypotheses including the possible role of cognitive load, in terference, direct and indirect somatic effects. The experiments will use paradigms from deductive and analogical reasoning, as well as techniques such as dual-task, lexical decision, induced facial expressions and biofeedback. Behavioural, physiological, and electrophysiological measures will be used. Applications will be reviewed from 1st June 2014 until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is September 1st 2014
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Postdoc Scholar in Psychology
Pensylvania State University, USA

Applications are sought for a one-year postdoctoral scholar position working under the supervision of Dr. Michele Diaz within the Department of Psychology. The position will involve preparing competitive grant submissions and manuscripts for submission, analyzing data, designing and implementing new studies to complement and expand existing research in the lab, and advising and coordinating ongoing projects. The focus of the lab’s research is age-related differences in the neural and behavioral bases of semantic and phonological processes. Our primary goals are to further our understanding of the neural factors that contribute to age-related retention and decline seen in language; and to investigate the relationships between structural neuroanatomical factors, functional MRI activations, and behavior. Start date is flexible. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Pennsylvania, USA 

The Cognition & Development Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, directed by Dr. Deena Weisberg, invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral researcher to contribute to research on the psychology of scientific understanding. This appointment is for one year with the potential to renew for a second year, starting on July 1, 2014, and pending final funding approval. The project aims to explore psychological questions about science, with a focus on what makes explanations satisfying, how explanations lead to a sense of understanding, and how people think science creates new knowledge. While these issues are a central focus of the project, there will also be opportunities for the postdoctoral scholar to pursue related lines of research.
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Call for papers

Special Issue of The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: Episodic Future Thinking.
We invite papers for a special issue of the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology on recent advances in the study of episodic future thinking. The issue will address both important theoretical issues and advances as well as new insightful data that lends to the understanding and breadth of application of this phenomenon. Guest editors are Gabriel Radvansky (University of Notre Dame) and Karl Szpunar (Harvard University).
The submission deadline: 1 January 2015.
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