The International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society 2016 in Granada, Spain, will commence a week from today. The scientific program is available here and promises a varied and exciting meeting. The lineup of keynote speakers is particularly notable:
Judith Kroll will be giving the opening keynote on Thursday (5th May) on Two languages in mind: Bilingualism as a lens to cognition.
- John Duncan will follow on Friday (6th) May on Frontoparietal control systems in the assembly of cognitive episodes.
- Eleanor Maguire will give the plenary lecture on Saturday (7th) May on The what, where, when, why and how of memory.
- The conference will close on Sunday (8th) with Eldar Shafir’s keynote on The Psychology of Scarcity and Its Consequences.
Social Media Meeting
The society has scheduled a Social Media Session, devoted to Putting the Public into Science and Making Science Public. This event is on the opening day, Thursday 5th May, between 6:30 and 7:30 pm (Salón el Rey) and it will be catered by the Society.
The event will be moderated by members of the digital team (Stephan Lewandowsky, Richard Morey, and Melissa Võ) and by the Society’s Executive Director, Lou Shomette.
Anyone interested in our digital activities, past, present, and future, is most welcome to attend. My intention is to review and foreshadow our coverage, and seek suggestions and ideas from the audience.
The digital team will be live-tweeting the conference using the hashtag #psGranada16, and anyone is more than welcome to join in. This is known as “microblogging”, and we used it at last year’s annual meeting in Chicago with some success. The screenshot below shows a few tweets from last year’s meeting:
We hope that this year’s hashtag #psGranada16 will again attract the attention of conference attendees and members generally.
In addition to the terrific scientific program, please join us for these social activities during the meeting:
- Thursday, May 5, 8:00 pm: Welcome reception (including a flamenco show). Free for all conference participants.
- Friday, May 6, 8:00 pm. to 10:00 pm: Night visit to the Alhambra (9th Century Fortress). Price: 15 € per person. Pre-registration required.
- Friday, May 6, 10:00 pm: Granada Tapas Tour. Price: 34 € per person. Pre-registration required.
- Saturday, May 7, 9:00 pm: Conference Dinner (Venue: Carmen de los Martires in the Alhambra Gardens). Price: 49 € per person. Pre-registration required.
The Alhambra in particular should not be missed: Any building that is on the UNESCO World Heritage list and that Washington Irving, Salman Rushdie, Frederico Garcia Lorca and George Bernard Shaw (to name but a few) used as the setting for some of their work, must surely be worth a visit.