Future Meetings and Workshops

Joint CPS/EPS Meeting: Peking University, Beijing, China. 3-5 April 2020

This joint meeting will include the 18th EPS Mid-Career Lecture by Matthew Rushworth with an associated symposium organised by Xiaohong Wan.

This meeting also includes eight EPS-funded symposia:

Perception in Virtual Worlds (Markus Bindemann)
Speakers: Markus Bindemann, Li Li, Paul Warren and Tian Ye

How do children learn new words when they are reading? (Hazel Blythe)
Speakers: Tuomo Häikiö, Hong Li, Fei Fei Liang and Xenia Schmalz

Social Cognition Across the Lifespan (Elisabeth Bradford)
Speakers: Elisabeth Bradford, Yulu Chen, Yanjie Su and Jessica Wang

New advances in language alignment during interaction (Holly Branigan)
Speakers: Riccardo Fusaroli, Jian Huang, Caroline Rowland and Min Wang

Beyond the language given: how people decode indirect messages in communication (Mingyuan Chu)
Speakers: Mingyuan Chu, Ruth Filik, Peter Hagoort and Xiaolin Zhou

Sensorimotor cognition (Patrick Haggard)
Speakers: Patrick Haggard, Asifa Majid, Liping Wang and Wen Wen

Face recognition in real world tasks (Kay Ritchie)
Speakers: William Hayward, Janet Hsiao, Kay Ritchie and Alice Towler

Interrogating the nature of spoken and written language representations in typical and atypical populations using neuroimaging (Jo Taylor)
Speakers: Yanchao Bi, Urs Maurer, Kathy Rastle and Jo Taylor

For enquiries about this meeting please contact Simon Liversedge (spliversedge@uclan.ac.uk)

More information regarding visas, accommodation, travel and submission portals can be found here.

The submission registration page for EPS members and those requiring EPS sponsorship for this meeting can be found here.

Portal submissions for oral and poster abstracts for EPS Beijing are now closed. 

Research Workshop: Brain, Cognition, Emotion and Music (BCEM): The Quartet with a Missing Link. To be held at the University of Kent. 20-21 May 2020.

Undeniably, music induces emotions, motivating research and theories in several domains of psychology, including cognitive and cognitive neuroscience. Cognitive research suggests that music-induced emotions result from processes including employment of music syntax, memory, and prediction. Cognitive neuroscience investigates the contribution of particular brain regions to the processing of musical features and music-evoked emotions. However, the link among the four domains of Brain, Cognition, Emotions, and Music is less clear, and understanding music’s induction of emotions can be examined via multidisciplinary theories all these areas. Thus, the BCEM meeting aims to highlight the wide variety of research into music, emotions, cognition, and the brain, as well as integrating these areas to examine the missing links among them.

Invited Speakers:

  • Professor David Huron, The Ohio State University, USA
  • Professor Stefan Koelsch, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Professor Joydeep Bhattacharya, Goldsmiths University of London, UK
  • Professor Andrea Halpern, Bucknell University, USA
  • Doctor Marcus Pearce, Queen Mary University of London, UK

The organisers invite all students, researchers and academics to attend the conference, as well as present oral presentations and/or posters. 


  • Oral Presentations: February 29, 2020
  • Poster Presentations: March 31, 2020

For further information please refer to http://bcem.uk/ 

Organisers: Amir‐Homayoun Javadi, Amelia Turrell and Andrea Halpern

EPS Meeting: Swansea University, 1-3 July 2020

This meeting will include the 48th Bartlett Lecture by Susan Carey (symposium organised by Josep Call), and the 27th EPS Prize Lecture by Camilla Gilmore (symposium organised by Silke Goebel). This meeting will also include a British Science Association / EPS Undergraduate Project Prize talk by the 2020 winner, Lenard Dome of Plymouth University.

Local organiser: Jeremy Tree

EPS Meeting: University College London. January 2021

This meeting will include the 49th Bartlett Lecture by Chris Frith with an accompanying symposium.

Local organiser: Jo Taylor

EPS Meeting: University of Plymouth. April 2021

Local organiser: Alastair Smith

EPS Meeting: Nottingham Trent University. July 2021

Local organiser: Duncan Guest

EPS Meeting: University College London. January 2022

Local organiser: to be advised

EPS Meeting: Keele University. April 2022

Local organiser: Jim Grange

EPS Meeting: University of Stirling. July 2022

Local organiser: to be advised