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5th Cognitive and Affective Neurophysiology Summer School: Acquisition, processing, and analysis of EEG signal

The Laboratory of Neuropsychopsysiology is pleased to announce the 5th Cognitive and Affective Neurophysiology Summer School: Acquisition, processing and analysis of EEG signal. This summer school is focused on the application of Electroencephalography (EEG) and Event Related Potential (ERP) techniques to the study of cognitive and affective processes. For more information, please see the course information on our website. In last year’s edition the course was fully booked and, as such, we recommend early registration (course places are attributed by order of registration).

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National Science Foundation Announces Opportunity to Develop National Infrastructure for Neuroscience Research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces its Next Generation Networks for Neuroscience (NeuroNex) program and opens the call for submissions for two types of projects: neurotechnology hubs and theory teams.

The NSF intends for the neurotechnology hubs to generate projects that foster development, dissemination, and deployment of research resources, instrumentation, technologies, and behavioral paradigms that can be applied across the phylogenetic spectrum. Additionally, they hope the hubs will provide greater access to existing resources where possible and serve the broader community of brain sciences. For the theory teams, the NSF hopes that the projects will foster theoretical approaches with the potential to reveal the neural underpinnings of behavior and cognition across organizational levels, scales of analysis, and/or ranges of species.

For further details, please visit the program’s webpage and attend the NeuroNex Webinar on July 19, 2016, at 1 pm EDT.

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28th International Symposium on Cerebral Blood Flow, Metabolism, and Function and the 13th International Conference on Quantification of Brain Function with PET

The 28th International Symposium on Cerebral Blood Flow, Metabolism, and Function and the 13th International Conference on Quantification of Brain Function with PET will be held in Berlin, Germany, from April 1–4, 2017. Following the tradition of previous meetings, BRAIN & BRAIN PET 2017 will cover numerous aspects within the area of neuroscience research, particularly those related to brain function and metabolism, cerebral blood flow, the function of the neurovascular unit and the blood–brain barrier, brain imaging, brain repair, and cerebrovascular pathology.

The goal of the meeting is to present the state-of-the-art and novel discoveries that will increase our understanding of brain function under physiological and pathological conditions through basic, translational, and clinical investigation. Leading scientists in these fields, members of the International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism (ISCBFM), and other exceptional scientists will participate as in previous biannual meetings.

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Purchase College Announces Grant to Support Underrepresented STEM Scholars

The Purchase College of the State University of New York announces its Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR) Honors Program, supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

The program is designed to develop the academic, social, and economic capital of underrepresented STEM students interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences. Purchase joins 53 other universities that currently have MARC U-STAR programs. The program will promote research training and mentoring opportunities, support students’ doctoral pursuits, and help pave the way for future biomedical scientists. In addition, the program will improve STEM education for all students by providing faculty with training in culturally sensitive pedagogy and supporting curriculum development.

For more information on the college, please visit the Purchase College website.

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NIH Announces Two Grants for Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), including the National Institutes of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Drug Abuse, and Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, announced exploratory and developmental research grants aimed to improve health services for minorities and/or reduce health disparities at the health-care-system-level as well as within clinical settings.

NIH strives to fund new research that moves beyond an exclusive focus on the health status of individuals to examine and address how larger systematic factors cause, sustain, or minimize health disparities in communities, regions, and the nation as a whole. The fundamental purpose of this funding opportunity is to encourage system-level health-services research that can directly contribute to the improvement of minority health and/or reduction of the health disparities in health care settings.

Both grant opportunities open for applications on July 9, 2016, and close on August 9, 2016.

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Apply Now for the FCD Young Scholars Program

The Foundation for Child Development’s Young Scholars Program is extending its call for submissions for 2017. The program supports policy and practice-relevant research that is focused on the early learning and development needs of the US children who are growing up under conditions of economic insecurity and social exclusion.

All proposed research should focus on the ways in which the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of the early care and education workforce (ECE workforce) can support young children’s growth and development across the birth through age eight continuum.

Eligible researchers will have received their doctoral degrees (e.g., PhD, EdD, PsyD, MD, JD, etc.) within 1 to 7 years of application submission, or within 10 years for physician applicants.

The Young Scholars Program encourages individuals from historically disadvantaged or underrepresented groups (e.g., first-generation college graduates and those from low-income communities) and researchers that represent a variety of disciplines and methodological…

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The National Research Conference on Early Childhood To Take Place July 11–13

The National Research Conference on Early Childhood will take place on July 11–13, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. The conference will focus on access to quality early education and care, emphasizing evidence-based practices and policies. The Administration for Children and Families will present this conference and highlight cutting-edge research on low-income families with young children. For more information, please visit the conference website.

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2nd Latin American Conference for the Advancement of Psychological Science (CLACIP 2016)

The meeting will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on October 12–15.

CLACIP 2016 will focus on ways to advance psychology as a science, practice, and public good. Strategies to improve research, academia, training, technology, and public policy in Argentina and Latin America as a whole will be discussed at the various talks and presentations.

For more information on the program and registration, please visit the CLACIP 2016 website.

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First French National Conference on the New Generation of Psychologists

The first French national conference on “Preparing the New Generation of Psychologists” will be held in Paris, France, on September 16–17, 2016.

The program will discuss objectives, methods, and resources for teaching psychology. There will be talks, panel discussions, and posters that will address the current state of psychological education in France as well as ideas for enhancing education of future psychologists.

For more information, including how to submit a poster proposal, please visit the conference website.

Marion Mouret (conference coordinator): colloqueenseignement@psychot-prat.fr

Dana Castro (conference co-chair): dcastro@psycho-prat.fr

Douglas Bernstein (conference co-chair): douglas.bernstein@comcast.net.

 

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15th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop

The NCPW15 Workshop will be held on August 8–9, 2016, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its focus will be on “Contemporary Neural Network Models: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Cognition.”

The event will be funded by the W. K. & K. W. Estes Fund, Google DeepMind, and the Rumelhart Emergent Cognitive Functions Fund.

APS William James Fellow James McClelland, Stefan Frank, and Daniel Mirman are organizing the event.

The organizers are pleased to announce a workshop on Contemporary Neural Network Models, bringing the latest developments in Deep Neural Networks, Deep Reinforcement Learning Networks, and Recurrent Neural Networks with Long-Short-Term Memory Units into contact with contemporary cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience research. Plenary speakers are established and emerging experts in the development of deep neural network models of perception, action and cognition, and include authors of Google DeepMind’s projects achieving human-level performance in Atari games and Go and in creating innovative…

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Endowed Position Created for Chair of the Psychology Department

Lawrence Culp, Jr., chair of the College’s Board of Visitors and Governors, is providing $2 million in endowment funding to support the chair of Washington College’s Department of Psychology. Specifically, the gift will endow the Dr. Carol C. Culp Chair in Psychology in honor of his late mother. Recognizing the importance of leadership within the department, this endowed professorship will be held by the department chair.

Washington College’s Department of Psychology provides curriculum, labs, internships, and programming in both clinical/counseling and behavioral neuroscience. Grounded in small classes that emphasize discussion and collaboration between students and faculty, the program encourages students to work alongside their teachers on topical research including the genetic causes of alcoholism, modern racism, the impact of learning disorders, and the behavioral consequence of head injury. For more information about the endowment, contact Wendy M. Clarke at (410) 778-7431 or email here wclarke2@washcoll.edu.

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First Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Judgment and Decision Making Studies

Registration is now open for the First Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Judgment and Decision Making Studies (SEJyD), taking place on July 12–13, 2016. The program features plenary lectures by Martin Skov, Konstantinos Katsikopoulos, Wandi Bruine de Bruin, and Todd Hare, one workshop, one panel discussion, six spoken paper sessions, and two poster sessions. The breadth of topics in the conference intends to reflect the breadth of contemporary judgment and decision-making studies. These have addressed issues in the domains of aesthetics, morals, sport, consumer behavior, and the neural foundations of judgment and decision-making.

This conference aspires to embody the main mission of the SEJyD: to promote, encourage, and facilitate judgment and decision-making studies by creating platforms for sharing common interests, tutoring of young researchers, and developing interdisciplinary collaborations and joint research projects.

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NITOP 2017

NITOP 2017 39th ANNUAL NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON THE TEACHING OF PSYCHOLOGY January 3–6, 2017 TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, St. Pete Beach, Florida

Co-sponsored by: The Association for Psychological Science The University of South Florida Department of Psychology

Registration is limited to 400 participants; registration by November 15, 2016 is highly recommended. The early conference registration fee is only $10 more than the early registration fee for the January 2016 NITOP for registrations received through November 15, 2016 (regular participant, $555) and after November 15, 2016, the regular participant registration fee will be $605. This fee includes

Admission to all conference sessions and events 200 pages of handouts which are available online during the conference and afterward Buffet breakfasts and lunches Refreshments at coffee breaks and poster sessions An evening reception, and Two social hours.

Proposals for Teaching Slam and Demo Demo presentations should be received by September 15, 2016 and…

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23rd Annual RAND Summer Institute

23rd Annual RAND Summer Institute, July 11-14, 2016, Santa Monica, CA. Two conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population: Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists; Workshop on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging. Interested researchers can apply for financial support covering travel and accommodations. More information and application form: www.rand.org/labor/aging/rsi.html.

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Registration for Prague Summer Schools 2016 Opens

Schola Empirica, in cooperation with the Institute for European and National Strategies (InStrategy), is pleased to announce the forthcoming Prague Summer Schools on the following topics:

Summer School on Sustainability and Profitability: Commitment to Sustainable Business across the World

Summer School on Crime, Law and Psychology

Summer School on European Politics: Interests versus Culture?

Summer School on China: A World Superpower – Myth or Reality?

Summer School on New Development Cooperation: Breaking the Chains of Poverty

Summer School on Education: The Future of School

Summer School on Globalization 3.0: Production and Consumption

Summer School on Behavioral Economics and Psychology

Prague Summer Schools are 7-day academic programs designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their summer holidays in a unique academic and cultural environment.

We invite…

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Summer Institute in Social Science–Genomics

From the evening of Sunday, June 19, to the morning of Friday, July 1, 2016, the Russell Sage Foundation will sponsor a new Summer Institute in Social-Science Genomics, to be held at the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

The purpose of this two-week workshop is to introduce graduate students and beginning faculty in economics, sociology, psychology, statistics, genetics, and other disciplines to the methods of social-science genomics — the analysis of genomic data in social science research.

More information can be found on the institute website.

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18th European Conference on Personality

The 18th European Conference on Personality (ECP), will be held in Timisoara (Romania), at the West University of Timisoara, July 19-23, 2016.

The conference is co-organized by the European Association of Personality Psychology (EAPP) and the West University of Timisoara (WUT). The biennial ECP conference is among the most important events to promote and exchange the most exciting research in personality. For more information, visit the conference website.

Important Dates for Submissions

Submission opening date: November 15th, 2015 Submission deadline (paper, poster, symposium): February 1st, 2016 Feedback on abstract acceptance: April 15th, 2016

 

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23rd Biennial Congress on Human Ethology

The 23rd Biennial Congress on Human Ethology, sponsored by the International Society for Human Ethology (ISHE) and the University of Stirling, will be held at the University of Stirling, Scotland, from August 1–5, 2016. The 2016 academic program will include several invited speakers, other oral presentations, and a poster session. Confirmed plenary speakers include Malinda Carpenter, Robin Dunbar, David Perrett and Benoist Schaal. The cultural program will include a banquet dinner and extracurricular activities. ISHE provides financial support for students who are first author presenters of accepted conference proposals.

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Psychonomic Society’s 57th Annual Meeting

Psychonomic Society’s 57th Annual Meeting November 17–20, 2016 Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology

The International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology will be held 2–5 August 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.

The call for submissions is open, and the abstract deadline is 9 November 2015.

For more information, visit icttp2016.com.

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