Category Archives: Congressen en symposia

Congressen en symposia

NVP Mini Symposium

The NVP board has reviewed all proposals for the NVP Mini Symposium. It is our pleasure to announce that Guido Band has been awarded a grant to organize the NVP Mini Symposium, titled Psychophysiology on the road towards enhanced traffic safety. It will take place on 3–4 August 2017 at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences in Leiden. More information can be found on the symposium website:


Conference announcement: ICON XIII

We are happy to make the second announcement for the ICON XIII conference, which will take place on 5-8 August 2017 in Amsterdam (the Netherlands). Amsterdam is an easily-accessible and progressive city. ICON will take place at the Beurs van Berlage, located in downtown Amsterdam and one of the most beautiful conference venues in Europe!

Visit the website:

ICON stands for International Conference for Cognitive Neuroscience. ICON has taken place every 2-3 years since 1980. This conference brings together researchers from diverse backgrounds, joined by their interest in studying the relationships amongst brain, mind, and behavior. ICON conferences are always a big success, and 2017 in Amsterdam will follow this same tradition!

Symposia and poster submissions will be open from early 2017, with deadlines of 1 February for symposia and 31 March for posters. Plan your research accordingly!


In addition to standard-format symposia, ICON2017 will feature two novel formats (see “What” and “Submit” links on for more details):

  1. “Hackathons” are computer-based sessions that can involve either a group of people working towards solving a problem, or can be more tutorial-like with the goal of teaching hands-on skills (e.g., using a toolbox or implementing an analysis in Matlab) that can be accomplished in ~2 hours (for longer workshops, consider organizing a satellite).
  2. “Ask-the-experts” is a panel of experts in a topic. No specific lectures are prepared; instead there is an open Q&A session. The focus can be on a theoretical issue, methodological issue, or hotly-debated topic in cognitive neuroscience.


We welcome pre-conference satellites, and will be happy to advertise them on the ICON website. Note that satellites are independent from ICON in terms of organization, registration, and costs.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss ideas for your satellite, please contact Mike Cohen ( and Birte Forstmann (


For up-to-date announcements before and during the ICON meeting, follow @icon2017 (see also “Media” tab on the website).

We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Amsterdam!

Mike X Cohen and Birte Forstmann

Call for NVP symposium proposals

We invite proposals for the next NVP Mini Symposium, to be held in Fall/Winter 2016. NVP Mini Symposia are small symposia that are organized biannually, in years when the NVP Winter Conference is not held. The symposium topic should be relevant to the field of psychonomics, and consist of three or four talks to fill an afternoon (e.g. 13h-18h). We encourage proposals with special attention to a topic with a strong Dutch tradition. During the coffee break there will be a poster session for graduate students. The symposium will be concluded with drinks and awarding the poster prize.

There will be budget available to invite speakers (max. 1 international speaker). The NVP board can provide assistance in organizing the symposium, e.g. logistics.

Proposals should include:

  • The title of the symposium
  • Organizers and their affiliations
  • The topic’s importance to the discipline of psychonomics (150 words)
  • Suggested speakers (3 or 4)

Deadline for submission is June 30, 2016. Please submit your proposal to For further information, contact

Symposium on multitasking in Groningen

Dear colleagues and students,

We would like to invite you to join our symposium on Multitasking here in Groningen, The Netherlands, on June 23, 2016.

Multitasking becomes ever more pervasive in everyday life. It is therefore important to have a better understanding of how the human brain processes multiple tasks. This can help us predict whether any given combination of tasks go well together. Furthermore it is important to know the nature of choice in multitasking: when do people choose to take on a secondary task, or decide to switch from one task to another. A better understanding can help to improve human-computer interaction, and to make people aware of how they can improve their own multitasking.

The symposium features a series of talks by international experts in the field and will be concluded with a panel-discussion around the question of what we have learned from research on multitasking and interruptions so far.

Registration is free and open until June 16.

For more information go to or send an email to

We are looking forward to seeing you at the symposium!

Katja Mehlhorn & Niels Taatgen

NVP Winterconference Update

Dear Members of the NVP,

We are happy to announce that this year’s Winter Conference is a record breaker in terms of submitted abstracts. We will sport:

  • 4 keynote lectures
  • 28 symposium presentations
  • 56 oral presentations
  • approx. 170 poster presentations

If you have submitted an abstract, you will be notified by the end of this week (21 November latest) whether your abstract is accepted as a poster or a talk. Please note that because of the high volume of submissions with preference for a talk, and the limited number of time slots for talks, we can only accommodate ~50% of the preferences for talks.


EPOS Practical course: “Positive Journal Interactions”

EPOS Practical course: “Positive Journal Interactions

Location: Hotel Zuiderduin, Egmond aan Zee

Time: 17 December 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (just before the beginning of the NVP Winter Conference)

Teacher: Eric-Jan Wagenmakers (

Course description: Whether you like it or not, interactions with academic journals are a pivotal part of your scientific career. In this short course Eric-Jan Wagenmakers discusses some guidelines that will help you produce constructive reviews, attractive papers, and compelling cover letters. All concepts are illustrated with concrete, real-life examples. Students are encouraged to send questions for discussion.

Lunch at 17/12 is included. If you need accommodation in the hotel on the 16th, you can make a reservation directly with the hotel for 47.50/pers (twin room) or 65.00/pers (individual room). This price includes breakfast buffet and use of the swimming pool and sauna.

Credit: 1 ECTS

For information on pricing and registration, see

Deadline for registration 3 December

EPOS Practical course: “Writing a Grant Proposal”

EPOS Practical course: “Writing a Grant Proposal

Location: Hotel Zuiderduin, Egmond aan Zee

Time: 16 December 4:00 pm17 December 2:00 pm (just before the beginning of the NVP Winter Conference)

Teachers: Sander Nieuwenhuis & Guido Band (

After finishing a dissertation, experimental psychologists usually need to acquire their own grant money, either with official granting organizations such as NWO, or with third party (commercial) companies. Chances in application do not only depend on a good proposal and a long publication list, but also on a good preparation, which this workshop is intended to facilitate. In the lecture part of this workshop Sander Nieuwenhuis and Guido Band chart the most relevant grant programs and discuss the do’s and don’ts before, during and after writing the application. In the practical part, the writing skills and presentation skills required for a successful application are trained.

In preparation, and as partial fulfillment for credit, a 2-A4 proposal has to be written in the format of an NWO Rubicon,Veni, or commercial grant application. During the practical part, we discuss the potential for improvement of the applications and participants give a 5-minute oral presentation of their proposal. The organizers are experienced both in writing and in reviewing grant applications for NWO. Target audience: 3rd and 4th year PhD students.

Dinner at 16/12 and Lunch at 17/12 are included, but accommodation in the hotel is not. You can make reservation directly with the hotel for 47.50/pers (twin room) or 65.00/pers (individual room). This price includes breakfast buffet and use of the swimming pool and sauna.

Credit: 1 ECTS

For information on pricing and registration, see

Deadline for registration 3 December