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Conference Information

Full Title: Lure of the New

Short Title: LOTN
Location: Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom
Start Date: 20-Mar-2013 - 22-Mar-2013
Contact: Lucy Davies
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Meeting Description: The annual conference of the Cognition Institute, Plymouth University, will be held March 20-22, 2013. The conference is interdisciplinary in nature and will be structured around seven themed oral symposia and poster sessions. In addition, the evening programme includes a reception and CogTalk debate to mark the official launch of the Cognition Institute, and a special film screening in association with SciScreen.

What unifying theme brings together psychologists, linguists, neuroscientists, performance artists, biologists and cognitive roboticists? Cognition and how it is driven by our creative impulses and the irresistible ‘Lure of the New’.


Sounds for Communication (Sue Denham, Roy Patterson, Judy Edworthy, Sarah Collins)
Embodied Cognition and Mental Simulation (Haline Schenden, Diane Pecher, Rob Ellis, Patric Bach)
Developments in Infant Speech Perception (Katrin Skoruppa, Silvia Benavides-Varelaa, Caroline Floccia, Laurence White, Ian Howard)
Engineering Creativity - Can the Arts Help Scientific Research More Directly? (Alexis Kirke, Greg B. Davies, Simon Ingram)
Computational Modelling of Brain Processes (Thomas Wennekers, Ingo Bojak, Chris Harris, Jonathan Waddington)
Current Trends in Deception Research (Giorgio Ganis, Gershon Ben-Shakhar)
Imagery, Dance and Creativity (Jon May, Scott deLaHunta, Emma Redding, Tony Thatcher, Phil Barnard, John Matthias, Jane Grant)

As well as the symposia, there will be a panel discussion drawing together all the themes of the conference, a performance by Emma Redding & Tony Thatcher (as part of the Imagery, Dance and Creativity symposium) and keynote talks by:

Linda Lanyon (Head of Programs at the INCF): Toward Globally Collaborative Science: The International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility
Guy Orban (Dept. of Neuroscience, University of Parma): Finding a Home for the Mirror Neurons in Human Premotor Cortex

The programme can be found here:
Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Phonetics
LL Issue: 24.286

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