Previous Research Workshops

From 1998 onwards

  • Lexical aspects of language production (4 September 1998).
  • Motor control: Issues and approaches (6 January, 1999).
  • Alan Baddeley’s theory and practice: A User’s Guide (8 July, 1999).
  • Crossmodal attention and multisensory integration (1/2 October, 1999).
  • Associative learning and representation – A workshop for N J Mackintosh (9 July, 2002).
  • Attention in action (13-14 September, 2002) jointly funded by EPS and the BBS Centre.
  • Neuropsychology of ageing (Worcester, 28-30 May, 2003) organised by Patrick Rabbitt.
  • Speed, control and age: In honour of Patrick Rabbitt (28-29 June, 2004).
  • Language processes and executive functions (17-18 September 2004).
  • Speech and auditory processing in developmental disorders. Evidence from brain event-related potentials (22-24 September 2004).
  • Theory in cognitive psychology: A festschrift for John Morton (2-3 September 2005).
  • The role of time in short-term memory. (3-4 November 2005).
  • Associative learning and reinforcement learning (3 April 2006).
  • Dynamics of information processing: Choice, attention, emotion (30 June 2006).
  • The role of orthographies in reading and spelling (20-21 September 2006).
  • The method of computational modelling: A practical introduction (30 May 2007).
  • Attention in Autism Spectrum Disorders: A synthesis of current approaches and future directions (12 November 2007).
  • New directions in word learning (17-18 April 2008)
  • Lifespan development of memory and language: A festschrift for Philip Smith (July 2008)
  • The development of executive functions (30-31 August 2008)
  • The neuropsychology of perception and action: A festschrift for Professor David Milner (6 September 2008)
  • Theory of mind: A workshop in celebration of Premack and Woodruff’s seminal paper (11-12 September 2008)
  • Dance and cognitive neuroscience (7 January 2009)
  • Cultural effects on the mental number line (July 2009)
  • The representation of abstract words (January 2010)
  • Psycholinguistic approaches to speech recognition in adverse listening conditions (8-10 March 2010)
  • The development of body representations over the lifespan (29-30 March 2010)
  • Visual (M)organisations of space-time (in honour of Michael Morgan) (20 August 2010)
  • The relativity of value: From science to policy (September 2010)
  • Serial and parallel processing in reading (October 2010)
  • Promoting excellence in the use of event-related potentials in psychological research: A hands-on neuroimaging workshop (November 2010)
  • Insights into language processing from comparative studies or disorders and normal development (April 2011)
  • Expertise as revealed by oculomotor behaviour (April 2011)
  • Multidisciplinary studies of lexical processing: A workshop for William Marslen-Wilson (June 2011)
  • The role of practical classes in the teaching of Psychology (celebration of Richard Gregory’s life) (July 2011)
  • Cortical and subcortical functions in complex behaviour: A workshop in honour of David Gaffan (September 2011)
  • What if … the study of language started from the investigation of signed, rather than spoken, languages? (January 2012)
  • Attention and memory: Mechanisms of selection and maintenance (April 2012)
  • Linear mixed effects modelling in R (August 2012)
  • The dynamics of conversational engagement: An interdisciplinary perspective (September 2012)
  • Space, time and number: 20 years of research (February 2013)
  • Language in developmental and acquired disorders: Future directions (June 2013)
  • Measuring multi-person timing: State of the art methods and analyses (September 2013)
  • Cue integration: models, mechanisms and development (September 2013)
  • Forecasting, monitoring, controlling: Dealing with a dynamic world (September 2013)
  • ‘Meet the experts’ and ’round table’ events at CogDev 2013 (September 2013)
  • Noisy brains? The role of internal noise in typical and atypical development (September 2013)
  • Cognitive ageing (March 2014)
  • Best practice in EEG and TMS research (April 2014)
  • Vestibular cognition (June 2014)
  • The reflexive self (September 2014)
  • Workshop in honour of Professor Jon Driver and his influence in mentoring others (January 2015)
  • Where’s the ouch? Distinguishing social and physical pain (June 2015)
  • Gesture in language development (July 2015)
  • EPS regret workshop (February 2016)
  • EPS science of magic (February 2016)
  • Oculomotor Readiness and Covert Attention (ORCA) (April 2016)
  • Novel approaches to Independent Component Analysis (ICA) of resting-state and task-based fMRI data (July 2016)
  • Using eye movements to study literacy development in children (August 2016)
  • Event representations in episodic and semantic memory (January 2017)
  • Modularity in time perception and timed behaviour (January 2017)
  • Multidisciplinary approaches to understanding social communication development and disorder (February 2017)
  • Recent developments in the neuroscience of symmetry perception (June 2017)
  • Forgetting: A forgotten issue? (June 2017)
  • Accelerating the impact of research into sensorimotor learning (July 2017)
  • The emerging social neuroscience of human-robot interaction (August 2017)
  • Perturbing and enhancing perception and action using Oscillatory Neural Stimulation (January 2018)

On 18th/19th January 2018, the workshop “Perturbing and Enhancing Perception and Action using Oscillatory Neural Stimulation” (PEPA ON Stimulation) took place at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBU) in Cambridge, UK.

Oscillatory brain activity may provide a fundamental mechanism for coordinating neural activity with the continuous sensory stream or for efficient “communication” between distant brain regions. However, there is a lack of robust evidence that demonstrates a causal rather than epiphenomenal role for neural oscillations. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial electrical stimulation (TES) provide important methods for perturbing or enhancing neural oscillations so as to demonstrate a causal role of neural oscillations in perception and action. The aim of this meeting is to bring together researchers and to improve our knowledge of the effect of these brain stimulation methods on neural activity. Presentations will explore new measures of their impact on neural oscillations, perception and action. Some of the talks and posters presented at the workshop can be found here.

This links to an online collection of posters and talks, which is here:

There’s also a CBU news story, written for a non-academic audience, here:

A synopsis of the workshop can be found here:

  • The probabilistic brain (March 2018)
  • The future of social cognition (June 2018)
  • We are open! Reproducibility and replicability in psychology and experimental philosophy (June 2018)

  • New challenges to early career research positions (June 2018)

This one-day workshop in June 2018 brought together early career researchers – including PhD students, post-doctoral research associates, and early career lecturers – providing an opportunity to discuss and debate important and timely topics related to challenges encountered by ECRs. This workshop focussed on recent developments in the field of psychological science, including pre-registration practices, the open science framework, use of social media, methodological innovations, and working with participants beyond the undergraduate student population. Further information about the workshop, including links to resources discussed at the workshop, can be found on the website here.

  • The multi-faceted body: Updates into body representation and embodiment (June 2018)
  • Mapping the future for poor comprehender research: Taking stock and moving forward (September 2018)

RHUL have also written about the event for their website:

  • Memory Malleability Over Time (January 2019)
  • The psychology of upper-limb prosthetic use (March 2019)
    EPS – Prosthetic’s Workshop Booklet
    Workshop Twitter Feed
    Organiser Gavin Buckingham’s blog post on ‘Organizing a conference/workshop’
  • Research IN Touch (July 2019)
    Twitter account:
    On the back of the workshop, the organisers are editing a volume of methods chapters called: Somatosensory Research Methods, which will be available in 2022.
  • The organisational principles of the visual ventral stream: convergent evidence from neuroimaging, neuropsychology, and computational modelling (September 2019)
  • Brain, Cognition, Emotion and Music (BCEM): The Quartet with a Missing Link (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
    • Professor Andrea Halpern, Bucknell University, USA
    • Doctor Marcus Pearce, Queen Mary University of London

The EPS has also supported

  • First Portuguese forum of experimental psychology (27-29 October, 2004)
  • The fMRI experience (15-16 September 2005)