Cognition Institute News & Events: February 2014

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Cognition Institute News &
Events: February 2014
COGTALK: IT

S BEEN
EMOTIONAL! ART, MUSIC,
MEMORY AND THE IMPACT OF
EMOTION
27th February; Jill Craigie
Cinema, 18.30-19.30.
February

s CogTalk, is a special
event to mark Peter Randall-
Page

s exhibition in the
Peninsula Art Gallery. Artist Peter
Randall-Page will be in
discussion with Dr Michael
Verde and Dr Duncan Williams to
discuss how our emotions are
both affected by and have a
profound effect upon our
experiences of art, music and
memory.
SPATIAL COGNITION
CONFERENCE
15-19 September, Bremen
Katharine Willis is on the
Program Committee for the
conference Spatial Cognition
2014.
http://conference.spatial-
cognition.de/SC2014/
ICCMR INVITED TO 2014
PRINTSCREEN FESTIVAL
17
th
-20
th
April, Tel Aviv
Alexis Kirke, of the ICCMR, has
been invited to give a talk, and
show his interactive film

Many
Worlds

, at the 2014 Printscreen
Festival.
http://www.printscreenfestival.co
m/
RE.WORK AI AND ROBOTICS
INNOVATION FORUM
13
th
March, London
Tony Belpaeme will be speaking
at the RE.WORK AI and
Robotics Innovation forum.
http://bit.ly/O3XgjJ
3
rd
BARCELONA LECTURE
SERIES OF BRAIN, COGNITION
AND BEHAVIOUR
11
th
April, Barcelona
Sylvia Terbeck will be discussing
virtual reality, intergroup
relations and moral decision
making.
http://bit.ly/1gA8czz
AUTISM AND TECHNOLOGY
CONFERENCE
2nd April, SherwellCentre,
Plymouth University
The 2014 Conference will
celebrate World Autism
Awareness Day by exploring the
diverse ways in which
technology can support people
with Autism Spectrum
Conditions.
IEEE/ACM HUMAN-ROBOT
INTERACTION
3
rd
-6
th
March, Bielefeld
Paul Baxter (CRNS) is co-
organising a workshop on
Cognitive Architectures for
Human-Robot Interaction at the
IEEE/ACM Human-Robot
Interaction conference.
http://bit.ly/1bi0nP2
CINECURE: MAD ABOUT FILMS
19
th
February; Bread & Roses
19.00
Claire Delle Luche presents a
series of films on madness,
beginning with Hitchock

s
Spellbound. The series
continues on the 3rd Wednesday
of every month.
SCISCREEN: CHILDREN OF
MEN
10
th
March, Jill Craigie Cinema,
19.00
SciScreen aims to marry sci-fi,
cult and animated films with
talks from people who are part of
the science community.
CAFE CONCRETE
22
nd
February, Karst Gallery,
Plymouth
Cafe Concrete returns with an
exciting experimental sound and
music event at Karst, featuring
David Strang (ICCMR) and
Bizarre Rituals (Ben Hudson and
Hannah Drayson) amongst
others.
For more information:
http://on.fb.me/1dAFFc7
SKEPTICS IN THE PUB
25
th
February, B-Bar, Barbican
Theatre, 19.30
Skeptical Stand-up comedian,
Robin Ince will be this month

s
guest of Skeptics in the Pub.
http://bit.ly/1mreira
3D3 DOCTORAL TRAINING
CENTRE
Falmouth University, Plymouth
University and UWE Bristol have
joined forces to create a doctoral
centre dedicated to training a
new generation of
interdisciplinary practitioner-
researchers. The centre will take
up to 10 students per year; the
deadline for this year

s intake
is 28
th
March.
http://i-dat.org/news/
INCF APPOINTS LINDA
LANYON AS EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR
Congratulations are due to Linda
Lanyon, who has been
appointed Executive Director of
the International
Neuroinformatics Coordinating
Facility (INCF)
FESTIVAL OF CODE
This summer (from July 28 to
August 3, 2014), i-DAT and
Plymouth University will be
hosting Young Rewired State

s
Festival of Code 2014.Over
1000 participants will showcase
their ideas to an elite panel of
judges, at Plymouth University,
with the grand finale taking place
at Plymouth Pavilions on the 3
rd
of August
http://i-dat.org/yrs-festival-of-
code-2014/
NEW BOOK ON APPLIED
MEMORY
Tim Perfect has co-edited the
SAGE Handbook of Applied
Memory, the first of its kind in
this field.
http://bit.ly/1jNVNeC
EUROPEAN MOBILE DOME LAB
FOR ARTISTIC RESEARCH
i-DAT are partners in E /M/D/L
an EU and Canadian
partnership, funded by the EU
Culture Programme, which will
develop immersive audio-visual
environments.
TOP OF THE PAPER POPS
One of the Institute

s latest
publications is among the top
ten most viewed papers in the
open-access journal Frontiers in
Neuroscience, which is now part
of the Nature Publishing Group.
http://bit.ly/1dHRvll
UBIQUITY
Ubiquity Issue #2, an
international peer reviewed
journal for creative and
transdisciplinary practitioners,
has been released
http://i-dat.org/ubiquity-2/
ICCMR MUSIC FEATURED ON
THE BBC
Eduardo Miranda latest neuro-
technologically inspired
composition

Activating
Memory

. has been featured on
BBC Click and the BBC website
http://bbc.in/M9xnxb
THE NEW SCIENTIST
Alexis Kirke (ICCMR)
was invited to write an article for
New Scientist magazine on
mood sensing technology for
music, films and books. The
online version can be found
here:
http://bit.ly/1fvEZ4K
JOHN MATTHIAS ON RADIO
BBC 3

S IN TUNE
John Matthias talked about and
performed tracks from his new
album

Geisterfahrer

on BBC
Radio 3

s

In Tune

.
http://bit.ly/1j8nIDd
TIM PERFECT APPOINTED
ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Tim Perfect has been recently
appointed associate editor of the
Journal of Experimental
Psychology: Applied.
http://bit.ly/1kWIEzX
TETRIS IS GOOD FOR YOU
Jessica Skorka-Brown study on
the role of Tetris in reducing
cravings is on Discovery News.
http://bit.ly/1e73J2u
UPDATE ON COGNOVO
After a gruelling 3 weeks of
interviews, lab tours and dinners
we are pleased to announce that
we have found our CogNovo
fellows! There were many hard
choices to make, as all
candidates were exceptional,
and it was a pleasure to meet
and host them all. CogNovo
fellows will be joining us in April,
ready for the 1
st
week-long
workshop to begin on the 28
th
April, 2014.
SMART PHONE DRESS
In further CogNovo
related news, one of
our partners, Kin,
have designed a
smart-phone dress
which was debuted
at London

s Fashion
week.
http://bit.ly/M9B1an
For more news visit: www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/cognition