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Experimental Psychology Society Workshop on Body Representation

29th-30th March 2010
Goldsmiths, University of London

The body is the centre of experience, the principal agent of our action and perceiving others' bodies is our primary means of obtaining information about the intentions and behaviours of others. This workshop will bring body representations to bear on our understanding of normal and abnormal development and in the ageing process.

Prof Philippe Rochat
Prof Brigitte Röder
Dr Marko Nardini
Dr Sabine Schaefer

Dr Virginia Slaughter

Aims of the Workshop

  • Gather together experimental psychologists with an interest in body representation and/or cognitive development
  • Attract new members to extend and stimulate this research area by introducing those with interests in cognitive development to work on body representation and those with interests in body representation to work on cognitive development
  • Offer a training component both for junior researchers and more senior participants wishing to learn new methodologies
  • Provide an opportunity for networking and interaction between researchers in this field, as well as the presentation of research findings

Here is more information about the speakers and programme.

There is an opportunity to present your work on any aspect of body representation and/or development.  a number of postgraduate bursaries available.

Conference venue
The workshop will be held in the Richard Hoggart Building at Goldsmiths, University of London. Goldsmiths is in New Cross, an area of London in Zone 2, 8 minutes train ride from London Bridge, and 10 minutes by bus from Greenwich. Refreshments will be provided and accommodation is available nearby in New Cross, Greenwich, & London Bridge. Here is a list of hotels and hostels. Information about how to get to Goldsmiths and the Richard Hoggart building is available here.

Organising committee: Dr Andy Bremner (Goldsmiths), Dr Nick Davis (Bangor) and Dr Nicholas P Holmes (Reading), Dr Ellen Poliakoff (Manchester)

Funded by the Experimental Psychology Society