[visionlist] Tufts Conference on COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE OF VISUAL KNOWLEDGE: WHERE VISION MEETS MEMORY

Schendan, Haline E. Haline_E.Schendan at tufts.edu
Mon Dec 17 20:55:31 GMT 2007


COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE OF VISUAL KNOWLEDGE: 

WHERE VISION MEETS MEMORY



Second Annual Tufts University Conference on Emerging Trends in  

Behavioral, Affective, Social, and Cognitive (BASC) Neurosciences 

 

Sponsored by Tufts University and the American Psychological Association




Dates: Thurs, May 29 - Sat, May 31, 2008 
Location: Tufts University in Medford, MA

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

 

February 15, 2008: Deadline for poster abstract submission.
March 31, 2008: Deadline for early registration.



How can people interact appropriately with and understand the world they
see around them? Research suggests that prior knowledge about the world
influences visual perception and cognition at both conscious and
non-conscious levels.  Emerging research on the neural basis of visual
knowledge has begun to synthesize ideas from vision and learning and
memory fields. A group of distinguished speakers has been carefully
selected from the fields of Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive
Psychology, Neurobiology, and Computational Modeling to discuss vision
and memory, two important fields of Psychology that have proceeded
largely in parallel. The goal of the conference is to enable
interactions among cognitive psychologists, cognitive neuroscientists,
and computational modelers who study vision, memory, and visual
knowledge in humans and animals.  This conference will serve to
facilitate not only the cross-pollination of ideas among scientists in
each field but also to promote the emergence of a new field of study
focused on the brain basis of visual knowledge. Cognitive neuroscience
of visual knowledge incorporates key ideas from the established research
domains of vision and memory, and, in turn, will provide new insights
motivating the further development of theories of vision and memory, as
well as theories of human knowledge.  

 

For more information about this conference, and to submit an abstract
and register, please go to http://ase.tufts.edu/psychology/conference/

 

Invited Speakers:

*	Jocelyne Bachevalier, Professor of Psychology, Emory University.
*	Neal J. Cohen, Professor of Psychology, University of Illinois,
Urbana-Champaign, Brain and Cognition Division of the Beckman Institute.
*	Charles E. Connor, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins
University.
*	Robert Cook, Professor and Chair of Psychology, Tufts
University.
*	Stephen Grossberg, Chairman and Wang Professor of Cognitive and
Neural Systems, Professor of Mathematics, Psychology, and Biomedical
Engineering, Director, Center for Adaptive Systems, Director, Center of
Excellence for Learning in Education, Science, and Technology, Boston
University.
*	Ray Jackendoff, Seth Merrin Professor, Dept. of Philosophy,
Co-Director, Center for Cognitive Studies, Tufts University.
*	Stephen M. Kosslyn, John Lindsley Professor of Psychology,
Harvard University
*	Alex Martin, Chief of the Section on Cognitive Neuropsychology,
Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, National Institute of Mental Health.
*	Ken A. Paller, Professor of Psychology, Interdepartmental
Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychology, Northwestern
University.
*	Mary A. Peterson, Professor of Psychology, University of
Arizona.
*	Suparna Rajaram, Professor of Psychology, Stony Brook
University.
*	Lynn C. Robertson, Professor of Psychology, University of
California at Berkeley
*	Haline E. Schendan, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Tufts
University.
*	Sharon L. Thompson-Schill, Associate Professor of Psychology,
University of Pennsylvania.

 

 

Program Committee: 

1.	Dr. Haline E. Schendan (primary organizer)
2.	Dr. Robert Cook
3.	Dr. Gina R. Kuperberg
4.	Dr. Heather Urry
5.	Dr. Lisa M. Shin
6.	Dr. Phillip J. Holcomb
7.	Dr. Holly A. Taylor
8.	Dr. Ayanna K. Thomas
9.	Dr. Ray Jackendoff

 

 

________________________________________________

Haline E. Schendan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

Tufts University

The Psychology Building

490 Boston Ave

Medford, MA 02155

Email: Haline_E.Schendan at tufts.edu <mailto:Haline_E.Schendan at tufts.edu> 

Phone: 617-627-2143

Fax: 617-6273181

Vision & Memory Neuroimaging Lab

Website http://www.ase.tufts.edu/psychology/vmn/

Visiting Scientist, MGH-NMR Martinos Center

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Boston University

 

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