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Welcome from the Chair of the Psychonomic Society Governing Board

Cathleen Moore
Cathleen Moore Chair of The Psychonomic Society Governing Board
Welcome to this website for the 2nd International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society to be held in beautiful Granada in southern Spain, on May 5-8, 2016. It is promising to be an exciting meeting with John Duncan (sponsored by SEPEX), Judith Kroll, Eleanor Maguire and Eldar Shafir confirmed as keynote speakers. The Society is delighted to be collaborating with the Spanish Society for Experimental Psychology (SEPEX) and the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP), to ensure that the best of European and North American Experimental Psychology will be on show. Many thanks to Teresa Bajo, and other members of the scientific committee for taking on the organization of this meeting, a key task within the major Psychonomic Society initiative for broadening its international activities.

The first international meeting of the Society was held in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2007, as a one-off collaboration with the UK Experimental Psychology Society. We are delighted to note, however, that the Granada meeting will be the start of regular international meetings that will occur approximately once every three years in locations throughout the world in co-operation with other national and international scholarly societies focused on experimental psychology.

This international conference is one of several new initiatives being launched by the Psychonomic Society. The Society website was completely redesigned in 2014, and a Digital Content Editor was appointed (Steve Lewandowsky) along with a team of Associate Editors who have done a great job of highlighting major new Psychonomic Science and other news via blogs on the website, Twitter, and Facebook. We have selected and scheduled our second Leading Edge Workshop,organized by Stan Kuczaj, for June 12-14, 2016. Continuing the international theme, the Psychonomic Society is sponsoring a collaborative symposium at ICOM’s annual meeting in Budapest in July 2016.

The Psychonomic Society
For those of you who are not already members, a word or two about the Psychonomic Society. It has a membership of 3,145, (with over 747 or 23.8 % outside of North America) and publishes seven journals – Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, Cognitive & Affective Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive Research: Principles & Implications, Memory & Cognition, Learning & Behavior, and Behavior Research Methods and Instrumentation. It runs a registration-free (for members) annual meeting in the USA or Canada in November each year.  The meeting in Chicago, Illinois in November 2015 was one of the largest ever for the Society, with around 1,300 talks and posters and around 2,450 people attending.  The next meeting will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, November 17-20, 2016.

I look forward to meeting you in Granada in 2016.


Cathleen Moore
Chair, Governing Board

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Eldar Shafir

 

Abstract

The Psychology of Scarcity and Its Consequences

This talk will review research around the psychology that emerges in contexts of scarcity, and the decisions — occasionally commendable, often problematic — that ensue.  Some implications for thinking about scarcity (esp. poverty) and for policy will be considered.

 

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Judith Kroll

 

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Two languages in mind:  Bilingualism as a lens to cognition

More people in the world are bilingual than monolingual. Yet, until recently, bilingualism was considered to be a complicating factor for modeling language processing, language learning, and the cognitive resources that support them. In the past two decades, there has been an upsurge of research on the consequences of bilingual language experience for cognition and the brain. In this talk, I present evidence that suggests that the interactions that arise when two languages are in play reveal mechanisms of cognitive control that may be difficult or impossible to examine in monolingual speakers. In this sense, bilingualism becomes a lens to cognition.

 

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Eleanor Maquire

 

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MaGuire_EleanorThe what, where, when, why and how of memory

Memory is undeniably central to cognition. And yet, there is still a pervasive tendency to examine memory in isolation. By considering why memory exists, what it is for, how and where memories are built and if and when they change over time, I will argue that memory can only be properly understood if considered in the context of cognition as a whole. I will examine cognitive, neuropsychological and brain imaging data to explore this assertion.

 

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John Duncan

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Duncan_JohnFrontoparietal control systems in the assembly of cognitive episodes

All human cognition is controlled in a series of attentional episodes, breaking complex problems into simpler, more solvable sub-problems. In human fMRI studies, a common or multiple-demand (MD) pattern of frontal and parietal activity is associated with diverse cognitive demands, and with standard tests of fluid intelligence. Based on behavioural, neuropsychological, fMRI and single unit data, I suggest that the core function of MD cortex is to control complex cognition in a structured sequence of attentional episodes. At the same time, I consider the complementary control functions of MD and “default mode” networks

 

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