[visionlist] conference on perceptual consequences of motor action

Jeroen Smeets J.Smeets at fbw.vu.nl
Thu Mar 15 20:19:20 GMT 2007

ESF-EMBO Symposium on

Three Dimensional Sensory and Motor Space: Perceptual Consequences of  
Motor Action

6-11 October 2007 Hotel Eden Roc, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain
CHAIR: Jeroen Smeets, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL
VICE-CHAIR: Frank Bremmer, University Marburg, DE

There is a long tradition of studying perception independent of motor  
control. The main interaction that has received much attention is the  
transformation from sensory information to motor output. However,  
there are some remarkable recent findings in the last decade that  
suggest that voluntary movement plays a key role in visual  
perception. Examples are the role of cortical motor areas in  
perception (mirror neurones), target mislocalisation associated with  
saccades, and the effect of prism adaptation on hemispatial neglect.  
Voluntary movements play also an important role in other modalities,  
such as haptics. The aim of this conference is to bring together  
experienced and young researchers from various disciplines  
(psychology, biology, neuroscience, physics) that are interested in  
the perceptual consequences of motor action.

Invited speakers will include:

Frank Bremmer
Eli Brenner
Carol Colby
Laila Craighero
Mary Hayhoe
Denise Henriques
Roland Johansson
Dirk Kerzel
Elisabetta Làdavas
Michael Land
Markus Lappe
Susan Lederman
Pieter Medendorp
Chris Miall
Tirin Moore
Miguel Nicolelis
Kevin O’Regan
Yves Rossetti
Angela Sirigu
Jeroen Smeets
John Wann
Barbara Webb

More information (preliminary programme, application form, student  
grants) can be found at http://www.esf.org/conferences/07226

Jeroen B.J. Smeets
Faculty of Human Movement Sciences,     tel: +31-20-5982572
Vrije Universiteit, room A628           fax: +31-20-5988529
Van der Boechorststraat 9,              mailto:j.smeets at fbw.vu.nl
1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands      http://www.fbw.vu.nl/~JSmeets/

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