[visionlist] Michotte Symposium at the University of Leuven, Belgium

Peter De Graef Peter.DeGraef at psy.kuleuven.be
Wed Sep 7 08:19:00 GMT 2005

Announcing a synposium at the University of Leuven, Belgium

J. R. Nuttin Lectures 2005

24 september


The legacy of Albert Michotte


An international symposium to mark the 40th anniversary of the decease 
of Professor Michotte


sponsored by

the Joseph R. Nuttin Fund


the Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences



In 2005, it is exactly 40 years ago that professor Michotte passed away. 
The work of Michotte, in particular his study of causality perception 
and of amodal completion, continues to inspire current research 
programs. At the Department of Psychology of the University of Leuven in 
Belgium, we want to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the decease of 
Michotte with an international symposium. Speakers will focus on 
Michotte's research from a historical perspective as well as present 
recent findings inspired by the work of Michotte.


On this occasion, professor Willem Levelt will be awarded a doctorate 
honoris causa, on the proposal of the Faculty of Psychology and 
Educational Sciences and approved by the Academic Council of the 
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.


The symposium will take place on September, 24, 2005, in Auditorium 
Michotte of the Department of Psychology at the Katholieke Universiteit 
Leuven (Tiensestraat, 102, 3000 Leuven). During the meeting, the 
possibility will be offered to visit the new museum with historical 
experimental equipment, housed within the faculty's library.


Attendance at this event is free of charge, but participants are asked 
to register before September, 20, 2005, by sending an email to Marleen 
Devijver at marleen.devijver at psy.kuleuven.be 
<mailto:marleen.devijver at psy.kuleuven.ac.be>. Please indicate in your 
email whether you will take part in

(1)   the symposium,

(2)   the granting of the doctorate honoris causa to prof. Levelt, and/or

(3)   the reception.


If you consider staying over in Leuven, you can find more information on 
the available accommodation on 


Best regards


Karl Verfaillie

on behalf of the organizing committee







Willem J. M. Levelt (Max-Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, 
Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

"Albert Michotte: memories and continuing inspiration"



Georges Thinès (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)

"Epistemological aspects of Michotte's studies on perception"






Anne Schlottmann (University College London, U.K.)

"Development of perceptual causality"



Brian Scholl (Yale University, U.S.A.)

"The nature of causal perception"






Rob Van Lier (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

"Filling-in 'les compléments amodaux'"



Walter Gerbino (Universita di Trieste, Italy)

 "Amodal data: an enduring enigma"



Johan Wagemans and Karl Verfaillie (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)

"Tracing Michotte's impact on contemporary research on perception in Leuven"






The granting of the honorary doctorate to professor Willem Levelt by 
professor Marc Vervenne, rector of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven




Peter De Graef
University of Leuven
Laboratory of Experimental Psychology
Tiensestraat 102
B-3000 Leuven

Tel: +32-16-32.59.65/67
Fax: +32-16-32.60.99
E-mail: Peter.DeGraef at psy.kuleuven.be

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