We are pleased to announce that Dr John T. Wixted of UC San Diego will be giving the keynote presentation at CEMS 2015!
Registration for the 2015 CEMS conference is now open. This year there will be two Registration Types for 2015: $200 Non-Faculty and $300 Faculty.
These registration fees will cover two days of seminars, breakfast on Thursday and Friday, beverages and small snacks during breaks, and an opening night reception.
Hotel reservations can be made by using the Inn at Penn link under "Location & Hotel" below. Please use the conference code ("CEMS") for our group room rate. You will need to register on through this site for the conference, and the Inn at Penn's site for your room(s).
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In addition to its role as venue for CEMS 2015, the Inn at Penn will serve as the preferred hotel, with group rates negotiated through April 3, 2015 (or until rooms run out). Please book your room(s) in advance of that date to ensure you receive the negotiated rate ($219 per night).
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Submit an abstract for consideration to give a spoken presentation at the 11th Annual Context and Episodic Memory Symposium (CEMS) to be held on May 7 and 8, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa. The symposium is designed to be a forum for the exchange of ideas among colleagues working on theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of context and episodic memory, broadly construed.
The format of CEMS is to have a relatively small number of spoken presentations each followed by a commentary given by a scientist working on related problems. The program committee aims to identify submissions that highlight major new theoretical and/or empirical advances. Papers not selected for these spoken presentations can be given as poster presentations. In previous years, posters have been a major highlight of the meeting and have been very well attended. The Bennet B. Murdock award will be given for the best poster or spoken presentation by a young investigator, as determined by the committee.
Please email abstract paper submissions to Katherine Hurley (research coordinator of the Computational Memory Lab at the University of Pennsylvania) at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, January 23, 2015. We would encourage submission of a written description of work in addition to an abstract if such a description is available.
Information for Presenters
Full-length: 27-minute talk, followed by up to eight minutes of questions, and a ten-minute commentary.
Intermediate-length: 16-minute talk, followed by up to four minutes of questions.
Please either have slides ready to load onto the presentation computer (a Mac with the latest versions of PowerPoint, Keynote, and Adobe Reader) in the morning before your talk, or bring your own computer, with whatever adapters you will need to output a VGA signal.
We will have the capability to output sound from the computer, but please let us know ahead of time to prepare for that.
8 minutes each. Each data blitz presentation will be followed by two minutes for quick questions and changeover. (If you finish early you can take additional questions.)
We will have easels, foam core boards, and thumbtacks available for poster display. Please limit posters to 40x60" at most.
First author will be presenting unless otherwise noted. Each full-length presentation will feature a discussant
Keynote Presentation: Dr. John Wixted, Professor of Psychology, University of California San Diego
Full-length Presentations (45-minutes, including Q&A session and Discussant talk)
Donna J. Bridge, Joel L. Voss(Northwestern University): How are episodic memories structured?
Discussant: Kenneth Norman, Princeton University
Howard Eichenbaum, Sam McKenzie, Andrea Frank, Nathaniel Kinsky, Blake Porter, Pamela Riviere(Boston University, Cardiff University): How the hippocampus organizes memories in context
Discussant: Rosie Cowell, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M. Karl Healey, Michael J. Kahana(University of Pennsylvania): A new approach to understanding age–related memory impairment
Discussant: Lili Sahakyan, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Maria Wimber, Arjen Alink, Ian Charest, Nikolaus Kriegeskorte, Michael C. Anderson(University of Birmingham): Repeated retrieval causes adaptive forgetting by gradually suppressing the unique patterns representing competing memory traces
Discussant: David Huber, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Vishnu Sreekumar, Simon Dennis (presenting), Per Sederberg(Ohio State University, University of Newcastle): Using experience sampling to study context in the wild
Discussant: Pernille Hemmer, Rutgers University
Sebastian Michelmann, Howard Bowman, Simon Hanslmayr (presenting)(University of Birmingham, University of Kent): Reinstatement of dynamic memory trajectories in the visual and auditory domain – Towards a mental chronometry of memory replay
Discussant: Michael J. Kahana, University of Pennsylvania
Intermediate-length Presentations (20 minutes, including Q&A session)
Margaret L. Schlichting, Jeanette A. Mumford, Alison R. Preston(University of Texas): Learned item representations reveal dissociable integration and separation signatures in medial prefrontal cortex and medial temporal lobe
Gregory E. Cox, Richard M. Shiffrin, Amy H. Criss(University of Indiana): A Dynamic Approach to Item and Associative Recognition
Adam F. Osth, Simon Dennis(University of Newcastle): Sources of interference in item and associative recognition memory
Geoff Ward, Sarah Owusu, Lydia Tan, Rachel Grenfell-Essam(University of California, Irvine): A re-examination of IFR as a 'two- component task': the case of word frequency at different list lengths
John C. Dunn, Rachel Stephens, Christopher Keech(University of Adelaide): A test of differentiation and criterion shift accounts of the strength-based mirror effect
Dagmer Zeithamova, Bernard Gleman, Alison Preston(University of Oregon, University of Texas): Reward representation in the midbrain and hippocampus during motivated encoding
Marcus Benna, Stefano Fusi (presenting)(Columbia University): Computational principles of synaptic memory
Kylie H. Alm, Ashley Unger, Tehila Nugiel, Hyden R. Zhang, Tyler M. Rolheiser, Vanessa Troiani, & Ingrid R. Olson:Frontal White Matter Connectivity Predicts Variability in Associative Learning and Delayed Retrieval.
Mariam Aly and Nicholas B. Turk-Browne:"Hippocampal representations of attentional state predict the formation of episodic memory"
Verena Braun, Jess Kerlin, Simon Hanslmayr :"Entrainment of prefrontal beta oscillations by tACS modulates memory formation
Suyog Chandramouli, William Kronenberge & David Pisoni :"Performance of Prelingually Deaf Adult Cochlear-Implant Users on California Verbal Learning Test-II: Some Preliminary Findings"
Avi J.H. Chanales and Brice A. Kuhl: "Hippocampal Activity Patterns Differentiate Between Overlapping Routes"
J.DiLascio, P.Sederberg & M. Howard :"Modeling Semantic Transitions in Free Recall"
Sarah DuBrow, Brynn Sherman & Lila Davachi: "Opposing influences of event boundaries on judgments of time"
Chad J. Gossett, Adam E. Hasinski, Per B. Sederberg: "Electrophysiological Correlates of the Context Repetition Effect"
Benjamin J. Griffiths, Simon HansImayr: "The relative importance of spatial and temporal context for episodic memory in real world environments"
Hebscher, M., Abramski, M., Goldsmith, M., Aharon-Peretz, J., Gilboa, A.: "Memory, decision-making and the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC): The roles of subcallosal and posterior orbitofrontal cortices in monitoring and control processes "
Pernille Hemmer and Kimele Persaud: "Episodic Memory across Cultures: From Students in the US to the Tsimane’ People of Bolivia"
William J. Hopper, David E. Huber: "The Short-Term Cost of Retrieval Failure"
K. Kato and J. Caplan: "Do association-memories include constituent-order?"
Ghootae Kim, Kenneth A. Norman, & Nicholas B. Turk-Browne: "How context memories are updated based on competition"
James E. Kragel and Sean M. Polyn: "Large-scale network activity predicts the maintenance and retrieval of contextual information in memory"
Lynn J. Lohnas, Katherine Duncan, Thomas Thesen, Orrin Devinsky, Lila Davachi : "Mnemonic processing in hippocampus and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex"
Michael Mack, Bradley Love & Alison Preston: " The evolution of category knowledge: Linking learning models to the dynamics of neural representations"
Christopher R. Madan: "Adaptive memory: Considering the functional role of memory"
Neal W Morton and Sean M. Polyn: "A predictive framework for evaluating models of semantic organization in free recall"
Dylan M. Nielson, Per B. Sederberg: "MELD: Mixed Effects for Large Datasets"
Patrick Sadil, David Huber, Rosie Cowell: " Visual Recollection"
Sekeres, M.J.,McKelvey, K., St.Laurent, M., Pishdadian, S., Winocur, G., Grady, C., Moscovitch, M.: "Time-dependent transformation of complex memory episodes: rescuing and preventing loss of memory for detail"
Brian M. Siefke, Per B. Sederberg :"Violations of visual rhythm enhance subsequent memory for words"
Inder Singh, Aude Oliva, Marc Howard : "Visual memories are stored on a Weber-Fechner timeline"
Vishnu Sreekumar, Simon Dennis, Per Sederberg: "Hierarchical Bayesian analysis of a week discrimination task: A simple explanation for a complex real-world memory pattern.”
G. Ward and C.Cinel: "RECALL: Retrieval-induce forgetting in the real world"
Emily R. Weichart, Dylan M. Nielson, Per B. Sederberg: "Inter-subject correlation in theta and gamma spectral power predicts memory for details of scientific talks"
Jamal A. Williams, Ida Momennejad, Jonathan D. Cohen, Kenneth A. Norman :"Taking the same pill twice: the role of context reinstatement in commission errors"
For information about previous years' CEMS, please click here.