[SydPhil] Fwd: Science of the self: The agency and body representation research forum

Glenn Carruthers glenn.rj.carruthers at gmail.com
Fri May 26 09:20:03 AEST 2017

Potentially of interest


*Science of the self: The agency and body representation research forum*

*20th – 22nd November, 2017*

*Coogee Beach, Sydney, Australia*

*www.scienceofselfconference.org* <http://www.scienceofselfconference.org>


*Confirmed presenters:*

Dr Frédérique de Vignemont

Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris


Professor Matthew Longo

Birkbeck, University of London

Professor Jakob Howhy

Monash University

Dr Melita Giummarra

Monash University

Dr Colin Klein
Macquarie University

Dr Devin Terhune

Goldsmiths, University of London


Agency and body representation are growing areas of interest in cognitive
science. As a field we are trying to answer important questions about how
we perceive our own bodies and represent our ability to causally manipulate
the world. This research touches on a wide range of topics including action
planning, sensory prediction, multisensory perception, time perception,
expertise, and the social contexts of actions. This work contributes to our
theoretical understanding of the mechanisms that underlie
self-representations, and highlights new possibilities for identification
and remediation of disturbances to the sense of self often found in
clinical disorders. Agency and body representation research also has
important practical implications for informing technologies such as
human-computer interfaces and virtual reality.

Research in this area is diverse, and agency and body representation are
often studied relatively separately. Despite broad relevance for a number
of research areas in the cognitive sciences, there have been few
opportunities for a focused gathering of investigators in these fields. This
workshop aims to change that by providing a forum for international
researchers across a range of disciplines to come together to discuss the
intersection of agency and body representation research.

In addition to traditional conference activities, such as talks and poster
presentations, this workshop will also provide skill sharing opportunities
for participants to learn the latest developments in research methodologies
and theory. It is our hope that this event will provide a forum for new
connections and collaborations amongst agency and body representation
researchers to emerge.

This workshop being sponsored by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition
and its Disorders, the Centre of Agency, Values and Ethics, and the Faculty
of Human Sciences at Macquarie University in Sydney Australia. The first
two days (20-21 November) will be held at Coogee Beach. A third day,
focused on developing new collaborations and understanding current
methodologies, will be held at Macquarie University (22 November).

*The workshop will include:*

*- Keynote presentations from world leading researchers. - Talks and poster
presentations on recent discoveries, models and new methods.*

*- Collaborative sessions and panels on methodologies and techniques such
as neuroimaging, behavioural paradigms, explicit and implicit measures, and
experiment design.*

*- Facilitated opportunities to explore potential new collaborations.*

*- An idyllic beachside setting.*

*- Reduced rates for students and unfunded researchers.*

*About the location:*

The Coogee Bay Hotel is located right on one of Sydney’s finest beaches.
Situated 20 minutes from the city centre, the beach features a magnificent
coastal walk and protected marine reserve with excellent surfing,
snorkelling and scuba diving. November is perfect time for a beach holiday
in Sydney. There will be outdoor social activities and time to explore the
beach and nearby nature before and after the conference each day.

For more information, and to sign up for program and registration
announcements please visit *www.scienceofselfconference.org*

On behalf of the organising committee:

Vince Polito

Regine Zopf

Simmy Poonian

Mariia Kaliuzhna

James Moore

*Dr Regine Zopf*

ARC DECRA Research Fellow

Perception in Action Research Centre (PARC)

ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD)

Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University
*T:* +61 2 9850 2956 <(02)%209850%202956>

Glenn Carruthers
School of Psychology
Charles Sturt University

glenn.rj.carruthers at gmail.com
gcarruthers at csu.edu.au <glenn.carruthers at maccs.mq.edu.au>

'Till all are one
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