ESCoP 2013 Budapest

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 9:00am
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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 9:00am to Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 7:00pm

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CEU to Host The 18th Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology

CEU will host the 18th Conference of the European Cognitive Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP) from August 28 to September 1. The conference will bring together more than 700 senior and junior researchers from all over Europe and beyond. This year's conference has a special focus on social cognition and social development that reflects the research focus of CEU's Cognitive Science Department.

Reflecting the versatile nature of cognitive science some of the most high-profile representatives of the field will be present at the conference. The four keynote lecturers are Nancy Kanwisher (MIT), a leading expert on brain research; Glyn Humphreys (Oxford), an experimental psychologist interested in visual cognition, cognitive, and social neuroscience; Mike Tomasello (Max Planck Institute, Leipzig), whose main research areas include the processes of social cognition, social learning, and communication with current theoretical focus on processes of shared intentionality in human children and great apes; and Roi Cohen Kadosh (Oxford), whose work focuses on numerical cognition, cognitive enhancement, skill learning, and habit acquisition.

The parallel sessions will include topics such as working memory, decision making, joint action perception, learning, multitasking, attention, numerical cognition, and thinking.

The pre-conference event titled “Building a Better Psychological Science: Good Data Practices and Replicabilty” will explore the causes and extent of bias and error problems in science as well as potential solutions to these and other complex problems affecting replicability. On the first day of the conference, the Women in Cognitive Science (WICS) organization will hold a panel called “Building Collaborative Networks at Home and Abroad: Strategies for Strong Science and Academic Success,” in which CEU Cognitive Development Center Researcher Agnes Kovacs will participate. WICS' aims include improving the visibility of women in the cognitive science field, encouraging young women to join the field, assisting in professional development, and providing robust networks of contacts.

Organized by CEU's Department of Cognitive Science, the conference will provide the opportunity for international and Hungarian participants to discuss issues of common concern in the realm of cognitive science. It also aims to highlight CEU on the map of Europe’s cognitive science research centers. For further information visit the conference website The conference will be held at the nearby ELTE Congress Center. Founded in 1985, the European Society for Cognitive Psychology is a dynamic scientific society with more than 500 members across a range of European countries and beyond. The Society provides a venue within which current research in cognitive psychology and neighboring disciplines can be presented, discussed, and encouraged.


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Colleen Sharkey

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