Tuesday, February 19, 2013

2nd Call for papers: The Lure of the New 2013

The deadline for the Cognition Institutes's conference: Lure of the
New 2013 has been extended to 1st March 2013:

The Cognition Institute is a new trans-disciplinary research centre
focused on understanding human cognition. We believe that through
forging links with researchers from psychology, cognitive robotics,
neuroscience, biology, humanities and the arts we can develop new ways
of thinking about cognition.
In our first 1st international conference, we will explore how novelty
and creativity are key drivers of human cognition. Each of our themed
symposia will bring a different approach to this topic, and will cover
such areas as embodied cognition, auditory neuroscience and
psychophysics, language development, mental imagery, creativity and
cognition, the relationship between the arts and sciences, modelling
and imaging of brain processes & deception research.

We welcome abstracts in any of these areas and are very keen for
submissions which take a trans-disciplinary approach to cognition


• Embodied Cognition and Mental Simulation (Haline Schenden, Diane
Pecher, Rob Ellis, Patric Bach)
• Engineering Creativity - can the arts help scientific research more
directly? (Alexis Kirke, Greg B. Davies, Simon Ingram)
• Imagery, Dance and Creativity (Jon May, Scott deLaHunta, Emma
Redding, Tony Thatcher, Phil Barnard, John Matthias, Jane Grant)
• Developments in infant speech perception (Katrin Skoruppa, Silvia
Benavides-Varelaa, Caroline Floccia, Laurence White, Ian Howard)
• Sounds for Communication (Sue Denham, Roy Patterson, Judy Edworthy,
Sarah Collins)
• Computational Modelling of Brain Processes (Thomas Wennekers, Ingo
Bojak, Chris Harris, Jonathan Waddington)
• Current trends in deception research (Giorgio Ganis, Gershon Ben-Shakhar)

As well as the symposia, there will be a panel discussion drawing
together all the themes of the conference, a performance by Emma
Redding & Tony Thatcher (as part of the Imagery, Dance and Creativity
symposium) and keynote talks by:

-Linda Lanyon (Head of Programs at the INCF): Toward globally
collaborative science: the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating

-Guy Orban (Dept. of Neuroscience, University of Parma): Finding a
home for the mirror neurons in human premotor cortex.

In addition, the evening programme includes a reception and CogTalk
debate to mark the official launch of the Cognition Institute, and a
special film screening in association with SciScreen.


The programme can be found here:

Registration is now open and details of how to apply can be found here:

Deadline for abstract submission: 1st March 2013
Abstracts should be emailed to info.cognition@plymouth.ac.uk in Word
doc or docx format, no longer than 1 A4 page, including all refs,
title, all authors names and affiliations, corresponding authors
contact address and email.

For all conference enquiries please contact Lucy Davies at: