International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society: May 5-9 2016

International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society: May 5-9 2016

PS 2016 Granada

The Second International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society will be held in Granada from May 5-9 2016, in collaboration with the UGR’s Experimental Psychology Department and the Mind, Brain and Behaviour Research Centre (UGR). The conference will give participants the opportunity to present their latest findings to an intellectually engaged, diverse and professionally-dedicated community.

The Society brings together experimental psychologists concerned with the application of psychology to health, technology and education, employing converging methods such as neuroscience and computational science to achieve their research goals. It examines the basic fundamental properties of how the mind works by using behavioural techniques to better understand mental functioning.

The University of Granada boasts one of the largest Departments in Experimental Psychology in Spain, with internationally recognized groups in learning, memory, decision making, language, attention and social cognition, all with a strong experimental and neuroscience orientation. Additionally, the conference organizers have partnered with the Spanish Society of Experimental Psychology (SEPEX) and the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP).


1. Animal Research

1. Animal Learning & Cognition

2. Attention and Performance

1. Attention: Capture

2. Attention: Features and Objects

3. Automatic Processing

4. Change Detection

5. Cognitive Control

6. Consciousness

7. Scene Processing

8. Visual Search

3. Complex Cognition

1. Categorization/Conceptualization

2. Decision Making

3. Eyewitness Identification

4. Judgement

5. Reasoning/ Problem Solving

6. Reward, Motivation and Decision Making

7. Risk Taking

4. Domain-Specific Cognition

1. Action

2. Cognitive Ageing

3. Emotion and Cognition

4. Event Cognition

5. Music Cognition

6. Numerical Cognition

7. Spatial Cognition

5. Language Processes

1. Bilingualism

2. Discourse Processes

3. Language Production/Writing

4. Letter/Word Processing

5. Meaning/Semantics

6. Psycholinguistics

7. Speech Perception

8. Syntax

6. Learning and Memory

1. Associative Learning

2. Autobiographical Memory

3. Cognition and Technology

4. Cognitive Skill Acquisition

5. False Memory

6. Human Learning and Instruction

7. Implicit Memory

8. Memory and Reward, Motivation, and Emotion

9. Meta-memory/Meta-cognition

10. Recall

11. Recognition

12. Working Memory

7. Methodology

1. Statistics and Methodology

8. Neural Mechanisms

1. Neural Mechanisms of Cognition

9. Sensation and Perception

1. Action and Perception

2. Audition

3. Embodied Cognition

4. Motion Perception

5. Multi-sensory Integration

6. Perceptual Organization

7. Picture Processing

8. Touch, Taste and Smell

9. Vision

10. Special Session

1. Special Session

Keynote speakers:

John Duncan
University of Cambridge

“Frontoparietal control systems in the assembly of cognitive episodes”

Judith Kroll
Pennsylvania State University

“Two languages in mind: Bilingualism as a lens to cognition”

Eleanor Maguire
University College London

“The what, where, when, why and how of memory”

Eldar Shafir
Princeton University

“The Psychology of Scarcity and Its Consequences”

The Granada meeting will be the start of regular international meetings that will take place approximately once every three years in locations throughout the world, in collaboration with other national and international scholarly societies focused on experimental psychology.