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ESCoP Early Career Publication Award 2016

The ESCoP Early Career Publication Award 2016 was given to dr Efthymia Kapnoula from the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language. 

Awarded paper:
Kapnoula, E. C., & McMurray, B. (2016). Training alters the resolution of lexical interference: Evidence for plasticity of competition and inhibition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145(1), 8-30.

Journal of Cognitive Psychology

Journal of Cognitive Psychology, Volume 28, Issue 8, December 2016 contains the following articles:
The role of procedural memory in grammar and numeracy skills
Catherine Mimeau, Mike Coleman & Chris Donlan
Pages: 899-908 | DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2016.1223082
Effects of problem presentation durations on arithmetic strategies: a study in young and older adults
Patrick Lemaire & Fleur Brun
Pages: 909-922 | DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2016.1215318
Congruency effects in dot comparison tasks: convex hull is more important than dot area
Camilla Gilmore, Lucy Cragg, Grace Hogan & Matthew Inglis
Pages: 923-931 | DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2016.1221828
Enactment supports unitisation of action components and enhances the contribution of familiarity to associative recognition
Min-Fang Zhao, Hubert D. Zimmer, Xiaoyan Zhou & Xiaolan Fu
Pages: 932-947 | DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2016.1229321
Why doesn’t feedback correct Vierordt’s law?
Lawrence J. Ryan
Pages: 948-964 | DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2016.1221829
The level of subjective visibility at different stages of memory processing
Zuzanna Skóra & Michał Wierzchoń
Pages: 965-976 | DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2016.1225745
Asymmetric interference between domains: evidence from the stimulus order effect in complex span tasks
Yuh-shiow Lee & Sheng-Chieh Yu
Pages: 977-989 | DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2016.1214593
Differential effects of assisted cycling therapy on short-term and working memory of adolescents with Down syndrome
Simon D. Holzapfel, Shannon D. R. Ringenbach, Genna M. Mulvey, Amber M. Sandoval-Menendez, Natasha Birchfield & Shreja R. Tahiliani
Pages: 990-1003 | DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2016.1205592
Explanation, updating, and accuracy
Igor Douven
Pages: 1004-1012 | DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2016.1230122
Modulation of taxonomic (versus thematic) similarity judgments and product choices by inducing local and global processing
Duncan Guest, Michael Gibbert, Zachary Estes, David Mazursky & Michael Lam
Pages: 1013-1025 | DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2016.1212057

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Conferences and Workshops

Cognitive Science Arena
Brixen-Bressanone, Italy
17-18 February 2017
The aim of CSA is to hold a conference where young scientists can disseminate their scientific contributions in a friendly and cooperative environment, with participants challenging scientists in fruitful debate. In particular, highly innovative research ideas and “in progress” research are encouraged. Topics include (but are not limited to): developmental and animal cognition, developmental education, language, memory, perception, psychometrics, cognitive neuroscience, social and clinical psychology, etc.
Abstract submission deadline: 31 January 2017

The Origins of Numerical Abilities
London, UK
20-21 February 2017
A scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Brian Butterworth FBA, Professor Charles Gallistel and Professor Giorgio Vallortigara. This meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields and is free to attend. There are a limited number of places so registration is essential. This meeting will be followed by a related satellite meeting 'The origins of numerical abilities: the future'.
Poster submission deadline: 9 December 2016

Conference on Cognition Research of the Israeli Society for Cognitive Psychology
Akko (Acre), Israel
21-23 February 2017
The aim is to bring together the large and diverse Israeli cognitive community of researchers and students in a single venue to share their research and perspectives on this rapidly advancing field.
Symposium submission deadline: 1 December 2016 
Abstract submission deadline for talks and posters: 1 December 2016 
Registration deadline: 15 December 2016

BNA2017 Festival of Neuroscience
Birmingham, UK
10-13 April 2017
BNA2017 delegates can expect a packed scientific programme with the top experts in their field offering research findings from the hottest topics in neuroscience, as well as many other activities including public events and workshops.
Poster submission deadline: 16 December 2016
Early bird registration deadline: 31 December 2016

19th International Conference on Cognitive Psychology and Memory
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
14-15 May 2017
The 19th International Conference on Cognitive Psychology and Memory aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Cognitive Psychology and Memory. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Cognitive Psychology and Memory.
Early bird registration deadline: 14 January 2017

The Annual Meeting of Vision Sciences Society
St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA
19-24 May 2017

The Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society is a gathering of more than 2,000 vision researchers from around the world. The Meeting offers attendees the opportunity to explore leading-edge science, research and technology, and to collaborate with colleagues over the course of six days. The VSS program includes 1,200 poster presentations, 200 presentations, member-initiated symposia, workshops, and social events.
Abstract submissions deadline: 6 December 2016
Early registration deadline: 1 March 2017

Dubrovnik Conference on Cognitive Science
25-28 May, 2017
Dubrovnik, Croatia
The topic of the IX. Dubrovnik Conference on Cognitive Science is “Intuitive Sociologists: Representing Social Relations and Social Categories”. Poster submissions from all areas of cognitive science are invited.
Abstract submission deadline: 20 February 2017
Early registration deadline: 15 April 2017

'The Science of Consciousness'
Shanghai, China
6-9 June 2017
'The Science of Consciousness' is the world's largest and longest-running interdisciplinary conference on all aspects of the nature of conscious awareness, feelings and existence. These include how the brain produces consciousness, how consciousness can causally affect brain processes, the best empirical theories, do we have free will, evolution of life and consciousness, the origins of moral and aesthetic values, how to improve mental, physical and cognitive function, and whether consciousness can persist after bodily death, e.g. through 'uploading' to machines, or via mental processes tied to the structure of reality. These and other relevant questions are approached through many disciplines in science, philosophy, business, the arts and contemplative practices. 
Abstract submission deadline:  20 December 2016

CogSci 2017
London, UK
26-29 July 2017
CogSci 2017 is the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. We encourage researchers from around the world to submit their best basic and applied work in cognitive science to CogSci 2017, and to attend in order to discuss the latest theories and data from the world’s best cognitive science researchers. The theme of the meeting is “Computational Foundations of Cognition”.
Abstract submission deadline: 1 February 2017

Job Offers

Assistant/Associate Professor of Cognitive Psychology
American University in Cairo, Egypt
Founded in 1919, American University in Cairo is a leading English-language, American-accredited institution of higher education. We seek to appoint a successful Cognitive Psychologist who will join the School and Faculty in a tenure track position, with the research ambition and a drive to have real impact in the world. We welcome applications from people with research interests in any area of Cognitive Psychology but it is essential that they are able to teach a broad range of topics in cognitive and experimental psychology.
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Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience
University of Arkansas, USA

Applicants from all research areas in cognitive psychology are welcome, especially those whose research complements existing department strengths; we are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates whose research employs behavioural genetics, neuroendocrinology, EEG/ERP, NIRS, TMS, tDCS/tACS, or computational modelling. This tenure-track position will contribute to the Department of Psychological Science’s commitment to diversity and the University of Arkansas’s stated mission of enhancing the learning of our students and better preparing them to engage in an increasingly diverse and global community. The appointment is set to begin August 2017.
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Assistant Professor of Psychology
Dominican University River Forest, Illinois, USA
Dominican University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor who specializes in human cognition. The ideal candidate will teach courses in cognitive psychology, learning and memory, and other courses appropriate to her/his preparation and interest, and will contribute to our innovative and integrated courses in Behavioural Research and Statistics. Candidates will pursue programmatic research that actively involves undergraduate student collaborators, and will supervise undergraduates’ research. Evaluation of applications has begun November 18th and will continue until the position is filled. The starting date for this position is January 2018.
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Assistant Professor of Psychology
Long Island University-Brooklyn, New York, USA

The Department of Psychology at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position (pending budgetary approval) beginning September, 2017. The Department, an active community, is comprised of an undergraduate program, a General M.A. program, and a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology (or have an anticipated completion date prior to date of hire), with area of specialisation open. Application deadline is 2 January 2017.
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Institute for Psychology, University of Bern, Switzerland

Applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position (100%) at the Institute of Psychology of the University of Bern, Section Experimental Psychology and Neuropsychology. Earliest possible starting date for the position is November 1st 2016 or later. The position is fully funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and available for an initial period of 2 years. The possibility of an extension depends on additional funding. We are seeking a highly motivated and talented research candidate to work on the project “Neurobiology of Optimism and Its Relation to Attention and Social Identification” (funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation). Our research is characterized by the simultaneous assessment of a variety of different measures (based on Eye Tracking, magnetic resonance imaging [MRI], peripheral physiology, reaction times, questionnaires) that can thus be uniquely combined to decode the nature of optimism.
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Postdoctoral position in Numerical cognition, Center for Research in Cognition and Neuroscience, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Center for Research in Cognition and Neuroscience is seeking a highly motivated candidate for a 2-year post-doctoral position in the field of numerical cognition. The researcher will participate in a four-year project funded by the FNRS on visual numerosity extraction, supervised by A. Content  & W. Gevers. The notion of a dedicated mental system devoted to extraction and representation of numerosity is a central concept in contemporary cognitive science. Candidates must have a recent Ph.D (max. six years) in psychology or cognitive science at the starting date of the contract and should not have lived or worked in Belgium for more than 24 months during the last 3 years. Persons with research experience in the field of numerical cognition are preferred, and expertise in ERP data collection and analysis is an asset. Excellent programming competence with Python/R/Matlab is also a plus. Some command of French would be required (i.e., to interact with adult participants in testing). Application deadline is 15 December 2016. The preferred starting date for this position could be between January and March 2017.
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Doctoral Programmes

Three PhD fellowship positions in The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Language Sciences, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
The IMPRS for Language Sciences is now advertising three fully funded PhD positions. PhD students receive a monthly salary for four years sufficient to cover living costs in Nijmegen. Applicants must have a Master’s degree (or expect to complete the degree before September 2017) in a relevant field. The working language of the research school is English. Application deadline is 4 January 2017. Start date for the positions is 1 September 2017.
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INPhINIT Doctoral Fellowship Programme, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language, Spain
INPhINIT is a new doctoral fellowship programme devoted to attracting international Early-Stage Researchers to the top Spanish research centres. INPhINIT is promoted by the "la Caixa" Foundation with the aim of supporting the best scientific talent and fostering innovative and high-quality research in Spain by recruiting outstanding international students and offering them an attractive and competitive environment for conducting research of excellence. INPhINIT recruits 57 Early-Stage Researchers of any nationality who enjoy a 3-year employment contract at the Research Centre of their choice. Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language takes part in the program offering several PhD positions. Application deadline is 2 February 2017.
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Other News

Call for an Associate Editor in The Quantitative Methods for Psychology
The Quantitative Methods for Psychology (, ISSN: 2292-1354, doi prefix 10.20982) is seeking an Associate Editor, starting in March 2017 for a 3-year appointment. TQMP publishes papers describing quantitative methods for all areas of psychology and related disciplines. Many articles are tutorials but new and innovative techniques are also published in the journal. TQMP also publishes replications studies and companion articles. All TQMP papers are open access (Sherpa RoMEO code green).
Application deadline: 15 December 2016
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