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ESCoP News

Seasonal Greetings

Dear ESCoP Members,

On behalf of the ESCoP Committee
 we wish you all Happy Holidays and Joyful New Year.



New ESCoP Executive Committee

As a result of the recent elections, from the 1st of January the Executive Committee will change. We would like to express our gratitude to our President, Jonathan Grainger, and the Committee members Avishai Henik and Francesca Peressotti, all of whom are leaving the Committee, for their service to the Society over the last few years.
The new President Elect of ESCoP will be Klaus Oberauer. Other new Committee members include Eva van der Bussche, Anna Weighall and Marios Avraamides. Additionally, Evie Vargeuwe has been appointed as a new co-opted member. We would like to welcome the new Committee members.
The results of the election that took place in August have not yet been officially announced. Therefore, on this occasion, we can say that 41% out of 345 eligible voters participated in the elections. Klaus Oberauer received 128 votes, Eva van der Bussche - 77 votes, Anna Weighall - 67 votes, and Marios Avraamides - 61 votes. 

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Conferences and Workshops

Cognitive Science Arena
Brixen-Bressanone, Italy
17-18 February 2017
The aim of Cognitive Science Arena is to hold a conference where young scientists can disseminate their scientific contributions in a friendly and cooperative environment and challenge scientists in fruitful debate. In particular, highly innovative research ideas as well as “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: 13 January 2017

The International Convention of Psychological Science
Vienna, Austria
23-25 March 2017

The International Convention of Psychological Science is the culmination of efforts by the Association for the Psychological Science and an international network of organisations and individual scientists 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.

Early registration deadline: 16 February 2017

The Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2017
San Francisco, USA
25-28 March 2017

Each year The Cognitive Neuroscience Society holds an annual meeting in the spring. The purpose of the meeting is to bring together researchers from around the world to share the latest studies in cognitive neuroscience. This 4-day event is filled with invited symposia, symposia, posters, awards, a keynote speaker, and most importantly the opportunity to connect with colleagues.

Early registration deadline: 5 January 2017

2017 IEEE Conference on Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management
Savannah, USA
27-31 March 2017

The CogSIMA conference series provides an annual venue for presenting multi-disciplinary research on complex heterogeneous dynamical systems – of interacting humans, machines, computer agents and/or networks – whose individual and/or collective behaviour depends on their situation awareness. CogSIMA conferences are aimed at researchers and practitioners from academia, industry and government, with a wide variety of backgrounds and experience including computer science, human factors, cognitive science, modelling & simulation, robotics, and systems engineering.
Early registration deadline: 28 February 2017

The 12th World Congress on Brain Injury
New Orleans, 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 recognised invited speakers, platform lectures, panels, and workshops, as well as oral presentations and poster sessions selected from the submitted abstracts.
Early registration deadline: 15 January 2017

The British Neuroscience Association 2017 Festival of Neuroscience
Birmingham, UK
10-13 April 2017
BNA2017 delegates can expect a jam-packed scientific programme with the top experts in their fields 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 registration deadline: 31 December 2016

The 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 registration deadline: 14 January 2017

2017 Convention of the Association for Psychological Science
Boston, USA
25-28 May 2017
The Association for Psychological Science (previously the American Psychological Society) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national and international level.
Poster submission deadline: 31 January 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

International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning
Bilbao, Spain
28-30 June 2017
Following up on the highly successful first meeting, the conference will discuss statistical learning and its underlying mechanisms from behaviour to neuroscience, in various domains such as language, music, vision, and audition, with data from adult participants, development, individual differences, computational modelling, and non-human species. The conference will include invited speakers, regular talks, panel discussions, and poster sessions.
Abstract submission deadline: 3 March 2017
Early registration deadline: 10 April 2017

Conference of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences
Warsaw, Poland
24-28 July 2017
The International Society for the Study of Individual Differences was founded to foster research on individual differences in temperament, intelligence, attitudes, and abilities. Submissions for symposia, individual papers, posters and special symposium for pre-doctoral students are welcomed. The 2017 keynote lectures will be addressed by prof. Dan P. McAdams (Northwestern University, USA), prof. Michael W. Eysenck (Roehampton University, UK) and prof. Markus Quirin (Stanford University, USA).
Abstract submission deadline: 28 February 2017
Early registration deadline: 15 May 2017

The 18th Biennial European Conference on Developmental Psychology
Utrecht, the Netherlands
29 August – 1 September 2017

The European Association for Developmental Psychology is pleased to announce that the abstract submission website is now open for the 18th Biennial European Conference on Developmental Psychology. Submissions for Paper presentations, Poster presentations, Paper symposia, and Poster symposia from a wide variety of disciplines on topics related to human development are welcomed. The pre-conference workshops will be held on August 28 and August 29.
Abstract submission deadline: 13 February 2017

Cognitive Neuroscience of Executive Functions
Padova, Italy
28-30 September 2017
This conference will bring together a fecund mixture of senior and junior scientists to report on and discuss various aspects of executive functions, including their anatomo-functional organisation in the human brain, how they are impaired by brain lesions or boosted through stimulation, training and experience. The conference will feature a round-table debate, thematic symposia, poster sessions (with "Best poster" awards), and various social events. All accepted abstracts will be published in a Proceedings book with DOI.
Abstract submission deadline: 1 March 2017
Early registration deadline: 30 June 2017

Job Offers

Assistant Professor in Behavioural Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, USA

The Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Behavioural and Systems Neuroscience, to start in summer 2018. We seek outstanding applicants with the potential to develop an innovative and externally funded research program and motivation to engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Candidates from any area of behavioural and systems neuroscience, including sensory and motor systems, development, and learning and plasticity are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those who primarily work with rodent models. Applications received by 15 January 2017 will receive full consideration.
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Assistant Professor, 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 specialization open. For full consideration, applications must be received by 2 January 2017.
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Postdoctoral positions in Social Cognition in Human-Robot Interaction, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is looking for 2 highly motivated, full-time postdoctoral researchers for a 2-year contract to work in the area of human-robot interaction with the focus on human social cognition. The research Line will be led by Agnieszka Wykowska, in close relation to her ERC project “InStance: Intentional Stance for Social Attunement”. The successful candidates will work on designing empirical studies, conducting experiments and analyzing data (eyetracking, EEG, performance measures). The aim of this research is to understand how and when mechanisms of social cognition in the human brain are activated by interactions with artificial agents (the iCub robot in this case). The research will focus on social gestures of the robot (eye movements and manual gestures) and will examine joint attention, intention and action understanding and joint action. Application deadline is 31 December 2016.
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Postoctoral position in Cognitive Neuroscience The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language, San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain

The main project will focus on the  oscillatory correlates of predictive processing with a special focus on neural entrainment phenomena. The successful candidate will be working within the research lines of the Proactive group whose main aim is to develop high-risk/high gain projects at the frontiers of neurocognitive science. The project is based upon a set of MEG experiments that will be designed to unveil the neural mechanism supporting predictive coding and predictive timing across sensory modalities and cognitive domains. The long-term goal is to evaluate the role that such predictive skills play for developmental disorders. The positions have a term of appointment of 2 years with a possible renewal. We are looking for cognitive neuroscientists, computational modelers, physicists or engineers with EEG/MEG expertise. Candidates should have a convincing publication track record and familiarity with computing tools (Python/Matlab). Application deadline is 31 January 2017. We encourage immediate applications as the selection process will be ongoing and the appointment may be made before the deadline.
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Postdoctoral position, Stanford Memory Lab, Stanford University, USA

The Stanford Memory Lab is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral fellow to collaborate on a large-scale study of memory, aging, and medial temporal lobe function. The fellow will play a lead role in examining individual differences in memory among healthy older adults, using a multi-modal approach that combines behavioural and neuroimaging techniques. The project includes ultra-high resolution structural 7T MRI of the medial temporal lobe, multi-voxel pattern analysis of high-resolution whole-brain 3T fMRI, and CSF measures of Alzheimer’s pathology. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in fMRI data collection and analysis, including strong programming skills and expertise in multi-voxel pattern analysis. In addition to their role on this large-scale study, the fellow will have additional opportunities to initiate other functional neuroimaging (fMRI and EEG) studies on related topics and to collaborate with lab members on topics of mutual interest. To apply, please send a CV and two letters of recommendation to Prof. Anthony Wagner.

Postdoctoral and PhD positions at the Brain, Attention and Time Lab, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Full-time post doc and PhD positions are available in the Brain Attention and Time Lab of Dr. Ayelet N. Landau at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The initial appointment will be for one year with the option to renew annually up to 4 years. Preferred starting date: January 2016. We are seeking a highly qualified post doc with a doctorate in a relevant field (e.g., Psychology, Neuroscience, and Cognitive Science) and shared interests in the core research areas described above. The researcher should ideally have extensive experience with EEG/MEG methodology and neural oscillations measurement. Experience with other techniques such as fMRI, computational modeling, etc. is also welcome but not required. In addition, we are looking for strong candidates for a funded PhD studentship. Interested candidates should apply preferably by 15 December. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.
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