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ESCoP News

ESCoP elections

We kindly remind you about the elections for President-Elect and members of the Committee. The nominee candidate for the President-Elect is Klaus Oberauer. Candidates for members of the Committee (of whom 3 are to be selected) are Marios Avraamides, Eva van den Bussche, Davide Crepaldi, Orly Rubinsten, Anna Weighall and Marco Zorzi. The voting will finish on the 18th of July 2016. If you have not received the election ballot via e-mail please contact ESCoP Secretary, Michał Wierzchoń.

Journal of Cognitive Psychology - changes in subscriptions

We would like to inform you that the default format of the Journal subscription has been changed for all ESCoP members to ‘digital only’. If you wish to continue receiving a paper version of the Journal, please change the settings in your account or contact ESCoP secretary, Michał Wierzchoń.

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Conferences and workshops

The 21th Annual Meeting of CSAIL
Hood River, Oregon, USA
28 July – 1 August 2016
The focus of CSAIL is broadly on research in cognitive science, but is an interdisciplinary conference including research from various fields such as cognitive neuroscience, psychophysics, experimental psychology, animal behavior, neurophysiology, neuropsychology, comparative psychology, and clinical neuroscience.
Abstract submission is now closed.

Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
Philadelphia, USA
10-13 August 2016
CogSci 2016 is the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. The theme of the meeting is "Recognizing and Representing Events: Integrating Psychological, Philosophical, Linguistic, Computational and Neural Perspectives".
Abstract submission is now closed.
Registration deadline: 1 August 2016 
Early bird registration deadline: 26 July 2016

The 6th Annual JAGS and WinBUGS Workshop: Bayesian Modeling for Cognitive Science
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
15-19 August 2016
In this workshop, plenary lectures provide the theoretical background of Bayesian statistics, and practical computer exercises teach you how to apply the popular JAGS and WinBUGS software to a wide range of different statistical models. After completing this workshop, you will have gained not only a new understanding of statistics, but also the technical skills to implement models that are appropriate for the substantive hypotheses that you seek to test.
Abstract submission is now closed.
Registration deadline: 3 August 2016

Lancaster Conference on Infant and Child Development
Lancaster, UK
25-27 August 2016
The aim is that this conference will provide an opportunity for infant and child development researchers with a broad range of interests and methodologies, and at various stages of their career, to come together in a welcoming and research focused environment. Invited speakers: Luca Bonatti (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Larissa Samuelson
(University of East Anglia) and Jochen Triesch (Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies).
Abstract submission is now closed.

European Conference on Visual Perception
Barcelona, Spain
28 August - 1 September 2016
ECVP is a travelling, annual meeting dedicated to scientific study of human visual perception. ECVP is highly interdisciplinary and attracts researchers and students from Psychology, Neurosciences, Optics, Computational Sciences, and so on. Even though vision is the main topic, other sensory modalities are very well represented as well as the interactions between the different modalities (multisensory perception).
Abstract submission is now closed.

Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference 
Barcelona, Spain 
31 August - 2 September 2016 

The conference is organized by the Cognitive Psychology Section of The British Psychological Society. Keynote speakers include: Albert Costa (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Sophie Scott) University College London) and Charles Spence (Oxford University).
Abstract submission is now closed.
Early bird registration deadline: 26 July 2016

The 22nd AMLaP Conference, Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing
Bilbao, Spain
1-3 September 2016
AMLaP 2016 aims to bring together psychological, computational, and theoretical perspectives on the cognitive mechanisms underlying any aspect of human language processing. Contributions to AMLaP that explicitly relate empirical and experimental findings to cognitive mechanisms of language processing are especially encouraged. The conference will include keynote speakers, regular talks, panel discussions, and poster sessions. Keynote speakers include Anne-Lise Giraud (University of Geneva), N. Bonnie Nozari (Johns Hopkins University) and Robert T. Knight (UC Berkeley).
Abstract submission is now closed.

The 2016 International Mind, Brain and Education Society Conference
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
15-17 September 2016
The aim of the society is to facilitate cross-cultural collaboration in biology, education and the cognitive and developmental sciences. The conference is a great opportunity for networking, professional development, and presentations of new, exciting research and information. The following keynote speakers are confirmed for IMBES 2016: Clancy Blair (New York University), Tania Lombrozo (University of California), Marla Sokolowski (University of Toronto), Janet Werker (University of British Columbia), and Pasi Sahlberg (Harvard Graduate School of Education).
Abstract submission deadline: 10 July 2016

Cognitive Structures: Linguistic, Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives
Düsseldorf, Germany
15-17 September 2016
This is a bi-annual conference that 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.
Abstract submission is now closed.

KogWis 2016: Space for Cognition
Bremen, Germany
26-30 September 2016
KogWis is the 13th Biannual Conference of the German Society for Cognitive Science. The topical focus of the KogWis 2016 is “Space for Cognition”. They particularly encourage submissions related to research on Spatial Cognition - an interdisciplinary research field concerned with the acquisition, organization, and utilization of knowledge about spatial objects and environments, be they real, virtual, or abstract.
Early bird registration deadline: 16 July 2016

Embodied and Situated Language Processing
Villarrica/Pucón, Chile
6-9 October 2016
Embodied and Situated Language Processing conference (ESLP) aims to bring together researchers working on the interaction of language and visual/motor processing in embodied, situated, and language-for-action research traditions. We invite submissions both for oral and poster presentations. For this version of ESLP, we encourage and particularly welcome submissions related to learning and education. Further details will be provided promptly on the conference website.
Early registration deadline: 1 August 2016

Workshop on Audiovisual 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 are inviting abstracts for a poster presentation. Abstracts will be accepted as submitted until the poster limit is reached. The number of participants is limited to 90, and registration is mandatory.

Registration deadline: 25 October 2016

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 behavior 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).

Abstract submission is now closed.

Space and Time in the Brain
Jerusalem, Israel
6-8 December 2016
Invited speakers include Daniel Schacter, Howard Eichenbaum, Morris Moscovitch, Brian Levine, Michael Kahana, Olaf Blanke, Arne Ekstrom, Jeffrey Zacks, Rafael Malach, Nachum Ulanovsky, Yadin Dudai, Nira Liberman, Dori Derdikman, Anat Maril, Ayelet Landau, Yonatan Loewenstein, and Shahar Arzy.
Register for further details

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
Poster submission deadline: 10 October 2016

The International Convention of Psychological Science
Vienna, Austria
23-25 March 2017
ICPS is the culmination of efforts by APS and an international network of organizations 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.
Symposium submissions deadline: 15 September 2016
Poster submissions deadline: 30 September 2016

Job offers

Assistant Professor in Cognitive Science, 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 1st July 2017.  Candidates must hold a PhD before starting the position. We are seeking applicants with strong research records appropriate to a research-oriented doctoral program. We are looking for the strongest cognitive psychology candidate, regardless of research specialization. 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 (cognitive, affective or computational). Applicants should have research interests that complement existing strengths in the department. 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. The closing date for applications is 1 October 2016.
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Postdoctoral position in Human Neuroscience and Visual Cognition Lab
Wright State University, Ohio, USA
A post-doc position is now available at the Human Neuroscience and Visual Cognition Lab at the Department of Psychology, Wright State University. 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. For this purpose, we employ a diversity of cognitive neuroscience methods, including fMRI, EEG, psychophysics, and eye tracking. Research topics include, but are not limited to the following areas: visual expertise, object and scene recognition, categorization and perceptual learning. 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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PhD position in experimental and computational psycho- and neurolinguistics
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
MPI in Nijmegen is entirely devoted to the question of how we acquire, produce, and understand language. The successful candidates will be affiliated with the department Psychology of Language (Prof. Dr. A. Meyer) and supervised by Dr. Andrea Martin. Candidates should have, or shortly expect to obtain, a high quality scientific degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, the cognitive neurosciences, cognitive science, or psycholinguistics with a focus on spoken language processing. Preference will be shown for candidates with advanced technical skills who are interested in applying those skills to fundamental questions about language representation and processing in the human mind and brain, as well as to computational questions in the cognitive sciences. Candidates should have excellent written and spoken command of English. The position is available as of 1 September 2016 and is funded for 4 years. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
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Doctoral programmes

PhD Scholarships in Neurosciences, IMT School for Advanced Studies
Lucca, Italy

Applications are now being accepted for scholarships for the Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences (CCSN) curriculum within the 2016/17 PhD program at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca.  Candidates with a strong background in psychology, neuroscience, medicine, molecular biology, bio-engineering, philosophy and logics are strongly encouraged to apply, though applications are welcome from any area of knowledge, including both scientific and social fields and humanities. Under the Direction of Prof. Pietro Pietrini, this research-based program focuses on cognitive, computational and social neurosciences. In particular, the program is designed to train researchers who will contribute to knowledge in areas such as: multisensory perception; supramodal conceptual representation; neuroplasticity and learning; semantic processing and neurolinguistics; social and antisocial behaviour; behavioural genetics; decision-making processes in economics and financial environments. Application deadline: 13 July 2016.
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Call for papers

Psychological Bulletin
Replication and Reproducibility: Questions Asked and Answered via Research Synthesis
The editorial team of Psychological Bulletin is currently interested in the contribution of meta-analysis and systematic reviews to answering questions about the replication and reproducibility of psychological findings. This call is designed to encourage authors to consider the degree to which multi-study primary research papers, systematic replications efforts (e.g., Open Science Framework and Many Labs Replications), and meta-analysis can contribute to substantial psychological knowledge. Papers may be published as a special issue or as a series of special sections. We invite authors to submit single papers that address a clearly defined question related to replication and reproducibility of psychological findings using systematic-review or meta-analytic perspectives.
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Submission deadline: 30 June 2017