31st BPS Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference

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This year marks the 31st Annual meeting of the BPS Cognitive Psychology Section. The Section was formed in 1978 as a national forum for the discussion of research and issues of professional concern to cognitive psychologists.

  • From: Tuesday 2 September 2014, 12 am
  • To: Friday 5 September 2014, 12 am
  • Location: Newton building, Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU

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Event details

Pre-conference specialist workshop for Postgraduate students, Tuesday 2 September 2014

Full conference event, Wednesday 3 September - Friday 5 September 2014.

This year marks the 31st Annual meeting of the BPS Cognitive Psychology section. The Section was formed in 1978 as a national forum for the discussion of research and issues of professional concern to cognitive psychologists.

Highlights:

  • Three parallel talk sessions over the three days to include both single papers and symposia
  • Three Keynote Speakers
  • Cog Section Best Paper award

Keynotes:

Harris, R. J., Young, A. W. & Andrews, T. J. (2012). Morphing between expressions dissociates continuous from categorical representations of facial expression in the human brain. PNAS 2012 109 (51) 21164-21169; doi:10.1073/pnas.1212207110

This year's event has been organised on behalf of the BPS Cognitive Psychology Section, by members of the cognition and perception and language and psycholinguistics research groups at Nottingham Trent University's Division of Psychology.

Confirmed Symposia and Themed Talks

  • Face processing in the forensic context
  • Attention capacity
  • Learning and memory in visual search
  • Thinking and reasoning
  • More than a feeling: current approaches to the experimental study of emotion and cognition
  • Talking heads: Issues in face-voice processing
  • Eye tracking in applied settings

If you have any questions, please contact the conference organisers:

Conference Programme now available.PDF icon

Oral and Poster presentations

Oral presentations will either be in Newton LT4 or in the Kilpin and Hooley rooms of the Conference Centre. These are located on level two of the conference centre. From registration (outside LT4 simply walk into the conference centre and use either the lifts or stairs).

Oral Presentations are 20 minutes; 15 minutes for the of presentation and five minutes for questions. Speakers should bring their Power Point presentation on a USB stick and load it onto the front computer in the break before the session begins. Speakers can use personal laptops, however we encourage you not to do this if at all possible in order to save time switching between speakers and avoid technical failure.

Poster Session 1 (Wednesday at 6.30 pm) will be in the area outside the Old Chemistry Theatre. The poster boards will be up at 6 pm to allow presenters to put their posters up. Please note that after the poster session, the poster boards will be moved to the open area outside LT4 where tea and coffee are served in between Oral sessions. Those in Poster Session 1 are welcome (and encouraged) to leave their posters up so that attendees can browse through them the following day. The posters from Poster Session 1 should then be removed by the end of Lunch on Thursday 4 September.

Poster Session 2 (Friday) will be in the open area outside LT4. Poster presenters are welcome to put their posters up from the Thursday afternoon coffee session onwards. Poster Session 2 will be split into two parts. There will be an extended coffee break in the morning of Friday 5 in which the posters will be presented. The poster session will continue after lunch on Friday 5 September.

The poster boards will be 7ft x 3ft. A0 will fit portrait and A1 will fit landscape on the boards.

Book now!Pre-Conference (2 September 2014) Specialist workshop: An Introduction to the Python Programming Language for Beginners

Related Website and Information:

Cognitive Section Best Paper Award previous winner

BPS Cognitive Section home page

BPS Cognitive Section Postgraduate Bursary

The Cognitive Section aims to provide some financial assistance to help postgraduates to attend and present posters / papers at the Annual Conference of the BPS Cognitive Psychology Section. There are six awards currently available, each with a maximum value of £250 per applicant. Awards could contribute towards registration, accommodation at the conference venue, or travel to the conference.

For more details on eligibility and how to apply, please visit the BPS Cognitive Section webpage.

Programme

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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Pre-Conference Postgraduate Workshop: An Introduction to the Python Programming Language for Beginners

  • Registration 9 am (CHAUCER BUILDING)
  • 10 am - 4.30 pm

The objective of this workshop is to introduce and motivate the use of the Python programming language in research in cognitive psychology.

Within the last ten years, the development of scientific and numerical libraries in Python has grown to the point where Python can now be used as a scientific and numerical computing environment comparable to products like Matlab, R and Mathematica. As of yet, however, it appears that knowledge of the potential applications of Python to research in cognitive psychology is still rather limited.

The aim of this tutorial, therefore, is to describe these areas of application and to advocate the advantages and appeals of using Python as the principal programming language in cognitive psychology research.

This is a "bring your own" lap-top event. Further details will be sent to you about the event after booking. The workshop costs £15 and booking information can be found on the booking page.

Note if you are not a PG student but would like to attend please contact the conference organisers Andrew Dunn and Duncan Guest

Wednesday 3 September 2014

  • Conference hours - 12 pm - 5.30 pm
  • Opening keynote - 12.00 pm
  • AGM British Psychological Society Cognitive Section - Annual General Meeting - 5.40 pm
  • Drinks Reception and Poster Session one - 6.30 pm

Thursday 4 September 2014

  • Conference hours - 9 am - 5.30 pm
  • Broadbent Keynote - 4.50 pm
  • Conference meal – 7 pm onwards

Friday 5 September 2014

  • Conference hours - 9 am - 1 pm
  • Section Prize Keynote - 12.05 pm
  • Poster Session two timing to be confirmed.

Please note that all times are subject to change.

Booking information

Full conference event - Wednesday 3 September - Friday 5 September 2014.

All bookings / registrations for the BPS Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference are to be submitted online. All prices shown include VAT at 20%.

Full Conference Fees
Conference FeeRateDetails
Full Conference Fee - Non Members£280.00Includes entry into the full conference from Wednesday 3 September to Friday 5 September 2014, drinks reception on Wednesday 3 September and conference meal on Thursday 4 September.
Postgraduate Student Full Conference Fee£230.00Includes entry into the full conference from Wednesday 3 September to Friday 5 September 2014, drinks reception on Wednesday 3 September and conference meal on Thursday 4 September.
Full Conference Fee - Section Members£245.00Includes entry into the full conference from Wednesday 3 September to Friday 5 September 2014, drinks reception on Wednesday 3 September and conference meal on Thursday 4 September.
Single Day Conference Rates
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Wednesday 3 September
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Thursday 4 September
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Friday 5 September
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Single Day Conference Postgraduate Student Fee£62.00£114.00£62.00Includes entry into the conference on the single specified date only.
Single Day Conference Section Members Fee£69.00£128.00£69.00Includes entry into the conference on the single specified date only.
Single Day Conference Non Members Fee£85.00£145.00£85.00Includes entry into the conference on the single specified date only.
Conference Extras
Conference FeeRateDetails
Pre-Conference Postgraduate Workshop£15.00Includes admission into the Pre-Conference Postgraduate Workshop on Tuesday 2 September 2014.

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Booking Accommodation
Bookings for accommodation are to be made independently. There are a wide range of hotels near Nottingham Conference Centre. If you intend to book accommodation in the vicinity of Nottingham Conference Centre please check our preferred partner hotel rates

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Location details

Room/Building:

Newton building, Nottingham Conference Centre

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Burton Street
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

Travel Info:

The BPS Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference will take place in the University's dedicated Conference Centre. Nottingham Conference Centre is situated in the heart of Nottingham city centre with excellent transport links, state-of-the-art facilities and exceptional customer service.

Please visit the Nottingham Conference Centre website for further information about travel, facilities and nearby accommodation.

If you intend to book accommodation in the vicinity of Nottingham Conference Centre please check our preferred partner hotel rates before selecting your hotel.

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