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Forthcoming EPS Research Workshops

The probabilistic brain. To be held at Durham University, 23-24 March 2018 - organiser Marko Nardini. A workshop on probabilistic approaches to learning, perception and action.

The multi-faceted body: Updates into body representation and embodiment. To be held at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, June 2018 - organisers Elisa Ferre, Anna Sedda and Gianna Cocchini.

Whatever object we might encounter in our life, our encounter with our own body is never the same. It might not be surprising therefore, that few issues in experimental psychology have encountered such interest as how the brain represents our body.

No comprehensive view has developed on how the brain represents the body. This might be related to the methodological constraints in researching this area: as William James stated " our body is always there". Additionally, there has always been a scarce dialogue between different approaches in the study of body representation. Remarkably, however, the future of research in body representation would have to integrate lab-based research, clinical approaches and the development of new technologies, such as virtual reality embodiment.

A novel focus within the workshop will be to treat body representation with a multidisciplinary multifaceted approach, organizing a network between experts with the aim of communicating findings and sharing paradigms, considering the needs of the different settings, and finally promoting awareness in other disciplines.

Forthcoming EPS Postgraduate/Postdoctoral Workshops

Methodological advances in interactive social gaze research: From the lab to the real world. To be held at University College London, 13 February 2018 - organisers Indu Dubey, Roser Canigueral and Alexandra Georgescu.

For information about conferences organised by EPS, see Meetings.

Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

Comments and Book Reviews

Listed below are the books that are currently available for review in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. Expressions of interest regarding reviewing should be directed to Philip Quinlan (email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

We are also happy to consider proposals for reviews of books that are not listed, but would be of interest to members of the Society.

Barker Bausell, R. (2015). The design and conduct of meaningful experiments involving human participants. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press

Decety, J., & Cacioppo, J. T. (Eds). (2015). The Oxford Handbook of Social Neuroscience. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press

Ferry, E. R. & Harris, L. R. (Eds). (2017). Vestibular Cognition. Brill online books

Hess-Biber, S. N., & Johnson, R. B. (Eds). (2015). The Oxford handbook of multimethod and mixed methods research inquiry. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press

Jensen, L. A. (Ed). (2015). The Oxford handbook of human development and culture. An interdisciplinary perspective. Oxford UK: Oxford University Press

Radman, Z. (Ed). (2017). Before consciousness. In search of the fundamentals of the mind. Exeter, UK: imprint Academic

Rolls, E. T. (2016). Cerebral cortex: Principles of Operation. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press

Willis, G. B. (2015). Analysis of the cognitive interview in questionnaire design. Oxford UK: Oxford University Press

Update to policy 

QJEP has made two changes to the existing policies. First, comments will be allowed to alleviate the problem that readers have few options to raise their concerns (or support) about an article published in QJEP. Comments are short (1000 words at most), deal with articles published in QJEP or with general issues faced by psychological researchers, and will be published at the end of an issue. Normally they will not go to reviewers but be decided upon at the Editorial level. Given our experiences at the Meetings of the Experimental Psychology Society, it is our conviction that such commentaries can become a vital and very informative part of the journal.

We also discovered that many readers miss the Book Reviews section, which had to be dropped a few years ago because the publication lag was becoming too long. Now that the journal has many more pages (and could further extend if needed), there is an opportunity to revitalise that part. Philip Quinlan kindly accepted to be the new Book Review Editor of the journal and readers are invited to send him suggestion of must-be-reviewed books. More importantly, readers who want to help making this section a success, are invited to send in their names as possible reviewers (please also include your subjects of expertise/interest).

Members Announcements

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Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS)

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Online Resource for Speakers

A new outreach/public engagement initiative that can be accessed by, and for, psychologists The resource allows researchers to identify their areas of expertise and background.

Royal Society - Rosalind Franklin Lecture 2017 - Why do some people become psychopaths?

The Royal Society, 19th October, 6:30pm

This year's Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Lecture is being given by Professor Essi Viding, and is entitled 'Why do some people become psychopaths?'. In this lecture Professor Viding will describe our current understanding of psychopathy and the latest genetic research into the developmental disorder. She will also suggest hoe these insights could be used to prevent the condition.

The lecture is being held at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW15 5AG, and seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The lecture will also be webcast live and a video will be available to watch after the event. More information about the lecture is available on the Royal Society website:

Behavioural change within the context of the British Natural History Consortium

We have been alerted to an upcoming meeting for the above. More details can be found by clicking on this link: