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03-19-2007, 04:44 AM
ESF-EMBO Symposium on

Three Dimensional Sensory and Motor Space: Perceptual Consequences of Motor Action

6-11 October 2007 Hotel Eden Roc, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain
CHAIR: Jeroen Smeets, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL
VICE-CHAIR: Frank Bremmer, University Marburg, DE

There is a long tradition of studying perception independent of motor control. The main
interaction that has received much attention is the transformation from sensory information to
motor output. However, there are some remarkable recent findings in the last decade that suggest
that voluntary movement plays a key role in visual perception. Examples are the role of cortical
motor areas in perception (mirror neurones), target mislocalisation associated with saccades, and
the effect of prism adaptation on hemispatial neglect. Voluntary movements play also an
important role in other modalities, such as haptics. The aim of this conference is to bring together
experienced and young researchers from various disciplines (psychology, biology, neuroscience,
physics) that are interested in the perceptual consequences of motor action.

Invited speakers will include:

Frank Bremmer
Eli Brenner
Carol Colby
Laila Craighero
Mary Hayhoe
Denise Henriques
Roland Johansson
Dirk Kerzel
Elisabetta Lądavas
Michael Land
Markus Lappe
Susan Lederman
Pieter Medendorp
Chris Miall
Tirin Moore
Miguel Nicolelis
Kevin O’Regan
Yves Rossetti
Angela Sirigu
Jeroen Smeets
John Wann
Barbara Webb

More information (preliminary programme, application form, student grants) can be found at