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Call for Proposals: KOSMOS Summer University 2013
KOSMOS Summer University 2013: "Human Sociality and the Brain. Decision Making in Social Contexts"
1-14 September 2013
Organized by the Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt's KOSMOS Summer University 2013 "Human Sociality and the Brain – Decision Making in Social Contexts" will focus on human sociality research at the interface between neuroscience and the humanities.
The Summer University will bring together neuroscientists, psychologists and philosophers presenting the latest experimental results and theoretical findings regarding decision making in social contexts. Putting interdisciplinarity to work, the lectures will present a comprehensive overview of the most recent empirical developments, bring them into context, and shed light on the consequences of such findings.
The KOSMOS Summer University has been organized with a special focus on the participants' needs. It will foster intensive contact and exchange between participants and faculty. Participants will be given ample opportunity to present their own work in small groups where they will receive first-hand comments and advice from top level scientists. Moreover, hands-on courses on grant-application writing will teach participants to put their ideas into practice and develop a successful grant application in their respective fields.
The KOSMOS program is a key internationalization project and
part of the institutional strategy of Humboldt-Universität
zu Berlin. It combines two of the University's strengths:
internationality and interdisciplinarity. In addition to the
Summer University, KOSMOS supports fellows and workshops.
For details see:
Deadline: 15 June 2013
The 12th conference in the popular "Best Practices in Teaching Psychology" series will be held on October 11 & 12, 2013 in Atlanta, GA. The topic for this year is Research-Based Approaches for Teaching Psychology.
We are seeking innovative proposals for symposia, workshops and posters. Symposia with team presentations (at least two presenters) are especially encouraged. Possible topics include (but are not limited to) deep processing of academic material,transfer of learning, online teaching and learning, teaching and learning with multimedia,illusions of academic competence, benefits of distributed study, social psychological factors in teaching and learning,metacognition and self-regulated learning,test-enhanced learning, reducing students'misconceptions about psychological topics,"learning styles," building rapport in the classroom, how prior knowledge relates to subsequent learning, note-taking methods and learning outcomes, and peer instruction.For more examples, refer to Schwartz and Gurung's, Evidence-based Teaching for Higher Education (http://www.apa.org/pubs/books/4317288.aspx); also go to: http://www.psyc.memphis.edu/learning/whatweknow/index.shtml.
Proposals should be submitted via email as a Word or RTF to Natalie Lawrence, Director of Best Practices, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please type"Best Practices Proposal" in the subject line. Proposals should include: (a) type of presentation: 60-minute symposium, 60-minute workshop, or poster; (b) the title of the presentation; (c) presenters' names, institutions, and email addresses; (d) a summary of no more than 350 words; and (e) a short abstract not to exceed 100 words. Submissions must be received by midnight on June 1, 2013.
For more information, visit the conference website at http://www.teachpsych.org/conferences/bp/index.php.
New Editor Search: Memory & Cognition. Expressions of interest are now being solicited and will be considered until June 3, 2013.
Mechanisms of Motivation-Cognition Interactions
Editor-in-Chief: Deanna Barch
Special Guest Editor: Todd Braver
In the last decade, investigations of motivation have been revitalized by progress in social, affective, and cognitive psychology, as well as by progress in systems and computational neuroscience, that begin to elaborate the mechanisms by which motivation influences higher-level learning and information processing. Exciting investigations of motivational effects have now been carried out in a number of domains including attention, working memory, episodic memory, executive control, decision-making, and implicit goal formation. Importantly, this recent work has provided new theoretical frameworks, methodologies and analytical tools for characterizing the nature of motivation-cognition interactions. These range from experimental paradigms that provide more precise behavioral and cognitive assays, to neuroimaging methods enabling identification of neural activity dynamics in both localized regions and large-scale brain networks, to computational approaches that provide formalisms for understanding reinforcement learning and decision-making. Additionally, new work has addressed questions of how developmental, aging, and clinical populations are impacted by changes in the nature of motivation-cognition interactions.
This special issue of Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience will bring together a comprehensive set of articles identifying and addressing the mechanisms by which motivation interacts with cognitive and affective function. Consistent with the journal mission, submissions should provide a neuroscience-based perspective, with a particularly high priority placed on work that integrates across psychological and neurobiological levels of analysis.
Submissions may target any issues related to motivation-cognition interactions, including those that may overlap with topics within affective function, reward processing, or reinforcement learning. However, for these latter topics, it will be important to make clear how invoking the construct of motivation provides added theoretical and/or experimental leverage to the question of interest. We particularly encourage submissions that include a lifespan or aging perspective. Both original empirical articles and review/opinion pieces are welcomed.
One-page proposals are due July 1, 2013, and full manuscripts will be due October 1, 2013, with the goal of publishing the Special Issue in March of 2014. Please send the one-page proposal to Deanna Barch at email@example.com.
Fordham University invites proposals for the "New Perspectives on the Psychology of Understanding" funding initiative.
Our aim is to encourage research from both new and established scholars working on projects related to understanding in its many forms. This $1.2 million RFP is intended to support empirical work in cognitive, developmental, educational, and other areas of psychology. Proposals can request between $50,000 and $225,000 for projects not to exceed two years in duration. We intend to make 7-8 awards.
For more information, please visit: www.varietiesofunderstanding.com
Letter of Intent Deadline: November 1st, 2013
The Varieties of Understanding project is supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, with additional support from the Henry Luce Foundation, Fordham University, and the University of California-Berkeley.
NSF has published a Dear Colleague Letter for Cognitive Science and Neuroscience, promoting science that integrates across disciplines and across temporal and spatial scales of analysis. Learn more about these opportunities here. http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf13067
SCoNe (July 15-28, 2013) is set up for advanced PhD students and junior post-docs and will take place in SISSA (International School of Advanced Studies), located in Trieste (Italy), a beautiful town by the Adriatic Sea.
Social Cognitive Neuroscience is an emerging field with an interdisciplinary vision on human behavior in social contexts.
Accommodation, eating, and travel costs for all accepted students to the summer school will be covered by the organizers. Accepted students will be asked to pay only a registration fee (400 Euro).
The deadline for applying is: April 19, 2013.
For questions please contact the organization: firstname.lastname@example.org
The faculty of SCoNe 2013 is:
Nicola CANESSA (HSR, Italy), Andrea CARNAGHI (Trieste University, IT), Claudia CIVAI (Minnesota University, US), Corrado CORRADI DELL'ACQUA (Geneve University, CH), Francesco FORONI (SISSA), Alessandro GRECUCCI (Trento University, Italy), Liuba PAPEO (Harvard University, USA), Giulio PERGOLA (SISSA), Giorgia SILANI (SISSA).
Scientific Committee: Raffaella Rumiati (SISSA, IT), Francesco Foroni (SISSA, IT), Giuseppe di Pellegrino (Bologna University, IT), Stefano Cappa (HSR, IT).
Sponsors: Philips, European Brain and Behavior Society, Italian Association of Psychology (AIP-Social Psychology section)
The Journal of Cognitive Science (JCS) is published quarterly as the official journal of International Association for Cognitive Science (IACS) by the Institute for Cognitive Science at Seoul National University, located in Seoul, Korea. It aims to publish research articles of the highest quality and significance within the disciplines that form cognitive science, including philosophy, psychology, linguistics, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, anthropology, and education. Submissions that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries in either themes or methods are especially encouraged. Information is available here http://j-cs.org.
The Society for Text & Discourse is proud to announce its twenty-third annual meeting to be held in Valencia, Spain Tuesday through Thursday, July 16-18, 2013. The Society for Text & Discourse is an international society of researchers who investigate all aspects of discourse processing and text analysis. The purpose of the Society is to consolidate research in discourse processing and to enhance communication among researchers in different disciplines. A second objective of the society is to contribute to the education and professional development of those in the field or entering the field.
Conference information and the call for proposals can be found at:
The Society for Applied Research in Memory & Cognition (SARMAC) invites submissions for its 10th Biennial meeting to be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, June 26-29, 2013. SARMAC welcomes submissions for papers, symposia, or posters in any area of applied research on memory and cognition. The city of Rotterdam is a major port in Europe with state of the art museums, restaurants, and nightlife. It is only a half hour train ride from Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam and nearby historic city Delft, and the seat of Parliament in the Hague. Dutch hospitality will make you feel most welcome! To make a submission, visit http://www.sarmac.org/conferences
The conference will be held at Inntel Hotel, Leuvehaven, Rotterdam, and is sponsored by the Faculty of Social Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Deadline for submissions is December 31st, 2012.
CALL FOR PAPERS
We would like to cordially invite you to consider contributing a paper to the FedCSIS 2013 – a flagship international multi-conference of the Polish Information Processing Society (PTI), organized in cooperation with the IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Middle East and Africa); SERSC: Science & Engineering Research Support soCiety, Informatics Europe and the Asociacion de Tecnicos de Informatica, as well as the IEEE Computer Society Chapter, and the IEEE Gdansk Computer Society Chapter, Poland, Polish Chapter of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS), Polish Association for Information Systems, Polish Society for Business Informatics and Polish Chamber of Commerce for High Technology. Please also forward this announcement to your colleagues and associates who could be interested in it.
Proceedings will be published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library (additional post-publications as determined by the individual FedCSIS events). Since 2012, Proceedings of the FedCSIS conference are indexed in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science.
The FedCSIS multi-conference consists of EVENTS (conferences, workshops, consortia, tutorials, etc.), grouped into six conference areas.
PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION
Papers should be submitted by May 12, 2013. Only papers presented at the conference will be included in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library proceedings entitled: "2013 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS)." The IEEE proceedings will be published under nonexclusive copyright. The Events' organizers arrange quality journals, edited volumes, etc. and may invite selected extended and revised papers for post-conference publications (information can be found at the websites of individual events).
Proceedings will be submitted for indexation by following citation index services:
Chairs of FedCSIS Conference Series
Contact FedCSIS at: email@example.com
FedCSIS on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/367888070292/
Invitation and call for papers to The International Conference on Neuroplasticity and Cognitive Modifiability
Jerusalem, March 2013
Information (in 5 languages) on our website:
We would like to invite you to the first Workshop on Infant Language Development (WILD), organized by the BCBL - Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (www.bcbl.eu).
The overarching goal of WILD is to bring together scientists with different perspectives and methodological approaches to the study of early language and cognitive development. The meeting will be held between June 20 and 22, 2013 in Donostia – San Sebastian, Spain.
This scientific meeting has been created to highlight recent research on a wide range of topics within monolingual and bilingual development, including speech perception and production; word learning; the development of syntax and morphology; brain mechanisms and first language acquisition; recent advances in infant brain imaging techniques (i.e., EEG, NIRS); atypical language development; language and cognition; early bilingualism; multilingual development; the role of culture in language development; gestures and non-verbal communication in infants and toddlers.
Richard Aslin - University of Rochester, USA
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
Abstract deadline: February 18th, 2013.
The workshop program also includes poster and talk sessions, and we invite abstract submissions in any of the above-mentioned topics.
We look forward to seeing you in 2013!
WILD Organizing Committee
We would like to invite you to the IWORDD- International Workshop on Reading and Developmental Dyslexia, organized by the BCBL - Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (www.bcbl.eu).
Our aim with this workshop is to promote exchange of ideas between world-class dyslexia experts through debates and talks, and facilitate transfer of knowledge between practitioners and scientists.
The ultimate goal is to understand the causes of dyslexia and improve detection protocols and remediation techniques. IWORDD will take place from Thursday May 30 to Saturday June 1 2013 in San Sebastian, Spain.
The workshop is split into two parts, each of which should be registered for separately.
In order to secure your place for this event, please REGISTER as soon as possible as the NUMBER OF PLACES IS LIMITED.
CONFERENCE PROGRAM. Part One: IWORDD -- Theoretical Perspectives (May 30 and 31)
Topics involved in the debates:
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER. IWORDD CONFERENCE
CONFERENCE PROGRAM. Part Two: IWORDD -- From Theory to Practice (June 1).
Keynote lectures & Invited speakers
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER. IWORDD FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE
For further information please visit www.bcbl.eu.
We look forward to seeing you at the workshop.