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This year's Annual conference is to be held at Liverpool Hope University's Hope Park Campus on the 29th, 30th and 31st August 2018.

 

Submit an Abstract

Abstract submission has now closed. 

To submit an abstract, please click on the link below and complete the online form. 

All abstracts should be 150 - 200 words in length. Abstracts need not be structured with headings but should (as appropriate) indicate aims, methodology, results and conclusions.

To submit an abstract please click here

If you would like to propose a symposium, please contact the conference organiser at cogconference2018@hope.ac.uk

 

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations should be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions. 

 

Poster Presentations

Please note that posters will be displayed on boards that are 180cm high x 90 cm wide. As such, please design all posters so that they fit on the boards provided.  

 

Conference Programme

 

Keynote Speakers

      

Professor Fernand Gobet

University of Liverpool, UK

Professor James Nairne

Purdue University, USA

Winner of the 2018 Cognitive

Section Award (TBC)

 

Confirmed Symposia

Altogether Now: Interpersonal Coordination and Social Cognition - Chair: Dr Liam Cross

Cognitive Aging - Chair: Dr Davide Bruno 

Creativity and insight in problem solving - Chairs: Margaret Webb and Prof. Linden Ball

Developmental Research in Mathematical Cognition - Chair: Dr Tom Gallagher-Mitchell

Recent Developments in Person Perception - Chair: Dr Andrew Dunn

The Breadth of Expertise Research - Chair: Dr Philip Fine

 

 

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will be held at the Hilton Hotel on Thursday 30th August. Coaches will transport delegates from Hope Park Campus to the Dinner venue and will be able to return people to the University after the dinner has finished. However, the Conference Dinner venue is located between Liverpool One and the Albert Dock, providing the perfect opportunity for delegates to explore Liverpool City Centre. Conference dinner attendance is included in both the 3 day residential and 3 day non-residential packages. 

 

Bayes Workshop (28.08.18)


On the Tuesday 28.08.18 we will be holding a Bayes Satellite workshop run by Dr Mark Andrews (Nottingham Trent University) which will run from 1pm - 5:30pm with a coffee break. This workshop is being offered free of charge for all members of the Cognitive Section (See Registration Tab for details on how to join the Cognitive Section). Non-members are welcome to attend the workshop for a small fee. The workshop is limited to 30 participants and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. To attend the workshop, please book when you register to attend the conference (Registration opens 19.03.18). Accommodation on Campus is also available for 28.08.18. Please note that all workshop participants will need to bring their own laptop with them to complete the practical elements of the course. 

Workshop Content

This workshop provides a practical introduction to Bayesian data analysis. We will start by describing the fundamental concepts of Bayesian statistical inference, and contrast these with frequentist methods of inference. Then, using a simple case study, we will explore all the major concepts and issues in Bayesian statistics including priors, likelihood functions, posterior inference, posterior predictive inference, Bayes factors, out-of-sample generalization, and so on. We will then turn to doing Bayesian general and generalized linear regression models and their multilevel counterparts. It is hoped that this workshop will provide a useful introduction to the theory and practice of Bayesian data analysis, and provide an introductory guide on how to use Bayesian methods in psychological research.

 

 

Registration

 Registration 

Registration for the conference is now open. 

 

Please click here to register for the conference

 

All presenters are expected to register and pay the appropriate rate. Please note that Early Bird rates will expire on 9th July 2018 after which all prices will rise by £25 (£10 for day rates).

The cost of conference attendance is as follows:

 

 

Early Bird

3 Day Residential

(Including Conference Dinner)

Early Bird

3 Day Non-residential

(Including Conference Dinner)

Early Bird

Single Day Rate

Post-Graduate Cognitive Section Members £350 £254 £96
Post-Graduate Non-members £401 £305

£106

Cognitive Section Members £375 £279 £100
Non-Members £426 £330 £125

 

All accommodation is ensuite and located at the Hope Park campus, a 2 minute walk from the conference venue.   

 

All residential rates include attendance to the conference dinner, however, Day delegates can also attend the conference dinner at an additional cost of £50. 

 

Membership to the Cognitive Section

All members of the Cognitive section receive discounts to the Cognitive Section conference. There are two main ways to become a member of the section. You can either:

1. Join as a member of the BPS (£134 for Graduate members or £36 for PG students) and then join the Cognitive section (£15 or £5 for PG students).

2. Join the BPS as an e-subscriber (£12) and then join the Cognitive section (£15). 

 

Post Graduate Bursaries

The BPS Cognitive Section offer bursaries which aim to provide ome financial assistance to help postgraduates attend and present posters/papers at the conference. For details of these bursaries and how to apply for them can be found on the Cognitive Section's webpage

 

Bayes Workshop (28.08.18)

The Bayes workshop can be booked through the online store when you register for the conference. There are 30 places for the workshop which will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The workshop is free for Cognitive Section Members but non-members may also attend for a fee of £50. Additional accommodation can also be booked for the 28th August at a cost of £48 per night. 

 

 

 

Getting to Hope

The conference will be held at Liverpool Hope University's Hope Park campus, which is just 4 miles from the city centre. 

 

By train

Hope Park can be easily accessed by Liverpool Lime Street train station. The train station is approximately a 15 minute taxi ride from Hope Park and can be accessed by the 86C bus which takes you directly to Taggart Avenue; the 79C and 79D bus services stop at the Childwall Fiveways and the 75 bus service stops on Woolton Road.

In addition, Hope Park can also be accessed by Broad Green Train station (which is approximately 1 mile from campus) or Liverpool South Parkway (which is less than a 10 minute taxi ride from campus). 

 

Private hire taxis

ComCab: +44 ( 0)151 298 1234 (card) /  +44 (0)151 298 2222 (cash)

Village Taxis: +44 (0)151 427 7909

Liverpool Taxi Service: +44 7582 35 35 35 

 

By Car

There is car parking available on campus should you wish to use it (please email the conference email address to arrange car parking). Sat Nav's should use the postcode L16 9JD to locate Hope Park Campus.

 

By Air

The closest airport to the conference is Liverpool John Lennon Airport. It takes approximately 20 minutes to get from the airport to campus by bus or taxi. 

In addition, Manchester is the second closest airport to Liverpool Hope University. It takes approximately one hour by National Express coach to get from Manchester airport bus terminal to Liverpool city centre. 

Contact Us

For any enquiries or if you would like to propose a symposia, please contact us at the following email address:

cogconference2018@hope.ac.uk.

 

Alternatively, contact the Chair of the local conference committee at:

Dr Dan Clark: clarkd@hope.ac.uk

Submit an Abstract

This year's Annual conference is to be held at Liverpool Hope University's Hope Park Campus on the 29th, 30th and 31st August 2018.

 

Submit an Abstract

Abstract submission has now closed. 

To submit an abstract, please click on the link below and complete the online form. 

All abstracts should be 150 - 200 words in length. Abstracts need not be structured with headings but should (as appropriate) indicate aims, methodology, results and conclusions.

To submit an abstract please click here

If you would like to propose a symposium, please contact the conference organiser at cogconference2018@hope.ac.uk

 

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations should be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions. 

 

Poster Presentations

Please note that posters will be displayed on boards that are 180cm high x 90 cm wide. As such, please design all posters so that they fit on the boards provided.  

 

Conference Programme

 

Keynote Speakers

      

Professor Fernand Gobet

University of Liverpool, UK

Professor James Nairne

Purdue University, USA

Winner of the 2018 Cognitive

Section Award (TBC)

 

Confirmed Symposia

Altogether Now: Interpersonal Coordination and Social Cognition - Chair: Dr Liam Cross

Cognitive Aging - Chair: Dr Davide Bruno 

Creativity and insight in problem solving - Chairs: Margaret Webb and Prof. Linden Ball

Developmental Research in Mathematical Cognition - Chair: Dr Tom Gallagher-Mitchell

Recent Developments in Person Perception - Chair: Dr Andrew Dunn

The Breadth of Expertise Research - Chair: Dr Philip Fine

 

 

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will be held at the Hilton Hotel on Thursday 30th August. Coaches will transport delegates from Hope Park Campus to the Dinner venue and will be able to return people to the University after the dinner has finished. However, the Conference Dinner venue is located between Liverpool One and the Albert Dock, providing the perfect opportunity for delegates to explore Liverpool City Centre. Conference dinner attendance is included in both the 3 day residential and 3 day non-residential packages. 

 

Bayes Workshop (28.08.18)


On the Tuesday 28.08.18 we will be holding a Bayes Satellite workshop run by Dr Mark Andrews (Nottingham Trent University) which will run from 1pm - 5:30pm with a coffee break. This workshop is being offered free of charge for all members of the Cognitive Section (See Registration Tab for details on how to join the Cognitive Section). Non-members are welcome to attend the workshop for a small fee. The workshop is limited to 30 participants and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. To attend the workshop, please book when you register to attend the conference (Registration opens 19.03.18). Accommodation on Campus is also available for 28.08.18. Please note that all workshop participants will need to bring their own laptop with them to complete the practical elements of the course. 

Workshop Content

This workshop provides a practical introduction to Bayesian data analysis. We will start by describing the fundamental concepts of Bayesian statistical inference, and contrast these with frequentist methods of inference. Then, using a simple case study, we will explore all the major concepts and issues in Bayesian statistics including priors, likelihood functions, posterior inference, posterior predictive inference, Bayes factors, out-of-sample generalization, and so on. We will then turn to doing Bayesian general and generalized linear regression models and their multilevel counterparts. It is hoped that this workshop will provide a useful introduction to the theory and practice of Bayesian data analysis, and provide an introductory guide on how to use Bayesian methods in psychological research.

 

 

Registration

 Registration 

Registration for the conference is now open. 

 

Please click here to register for the conference

 

All presenters are expected to register and pay the appropriate rate. Please note that Early Bird rates will expire on 9th July 2018 after which all prices will rise by £25 (£10 for day rates).

The cost of conference attendance is as follows:

 

 

Early Bird

3 Day Residential

(Including Conference Dinner)

Early Bird

3 Day Non-residential

(Including Conference Dinner)

Early Bird

Single Day Rate

Post-Graduate Cognitive Section Members £350 £254 £96
Post-Graduate Non-members £401 £305

£106

Cognitive Section Members £375 £279 £100
Non-Members £426 £330 £125

 

All accommodation is ensuite and located at the Hope Park campus, a 2 minute walk from the conference venue.   

 

All residential rates include attendance to the conference dinner, however, Day delegates can also attend the conference dinner at an additional cost of £50. 

 

Membership to the Cognitive Section

All members of the Cognitive section receive discounts to the Cognitive Section conference. There are two main ways to become a member of the section. You can either:

1. Join as a member of the BPS (£134 for Graduate members or £36 for PG students) and then join the Cognitive section (£15 or £5 for PG students).

2. Join the BPS as an e-subscriber (£12) and then join the Cognitive section (£15). 

 

Post Graduate Bursaries

The BPS Cognitive Section offer bursaries which aim to provide ome financial assistance to help postgraduates attend and present posters/papers at the conference. For details of these bursaries and how to apply for them can be found on the Cognitive Section's webpage

 

Bayes Workshop (28.08.18)

The Bayes workshop can be booked through the online store when you register for the conference. There are 30 places for the workshop which will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The workshop is free for Cognitive Section Members but non-members may also attend for a fee of £50. Additional accommodation can also be booked for the 28th August at a cost of £48 per night. 

 

 

 

Getting to Hope

The conference will be held at Liverpool Hope University's Hope Park campus, which is just 4 miles from the city centre. 

 

By train

Hope Park can be easily accessed by Liverpool Lime Street train station. The train station is approximately a 15 minute taxi ride from Hope Park and can be accessed by the 86C bus which takes you directly to Taggart Avenue; the 79C and 79D bus services stop at the Childwall Fiveways and the 75 bus service stops on Woolton Road.

In addition, Hope Park can also be accessed by Broad Green Train station (which is approximately 1 mile from campus) or Liverpool South Parkway (which is less than a 10 minute taxi ride from campus). 

 

Private hire taxis

ComCab: +44 ( 0)151 298 1234 (card) /  +44 (0)151 298 2222 (cash)

Village Taxis: +44 (0)151 427 7909

Liverpool Taxi Service: +44 7582 35 35 35 

 

By Car

There is car parking available on campus should you wish to use it (please email the conference email address to arrange car parking). Sat Nav's should use the postcode L16 9JD to locate Hope Park Campus.

 

By Air

The closest airport to the conference is Liverpool John Lennon Airport. It takes approximately 20 minutes to get from the airport to campus by bus or taxi. 

In addition, Manchester is the second closest airport to Liverpool Hope University. It takes approximately one hour by National Express coach to get from Manchester airport bus terminal to Liverpool city centre. 

Contact Us

For any enquiries or if you would like to propose a symposia, please contact us at the following email address:

cogconference2018@hope.ac.uk.

 

Alternatively, contact the Chair of the local conference committee at:

Dr Dan Clark: clarkd@hope.ac.uk