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07-18-2007, 05:42 PM
The deadline for application for the ESF-EMBO Symposium on Three
Dimensional Sensory and Motor Space: Perceptual Consequences of Motor
Action is approaching: July 23th.

The conference will be held 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

More information (preliminary programme, application form, student
grants) can be found at http://www.esf.org/conferences/07226

Prof. dr. Jeroen B.J. Smeets
Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, tel: +31-20-5982572
Vrije Universiteit, room A628 fax: +31-20-5988529
Van der Boechorststraat 9, mailto:j.smeets@fbw.vu.nl
1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands http://www.fbw.vu.nl/~JSmeets/