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European Workshop on Imagery and Cognition 2023 conference programme

All keynote lectures and oral sessions are in LAB003 in the Lord Ashcroft Building

Lunch and Morning/Afternoon refreshments will be served in the Lord Ashcroft Building Broad Street Foyer

Day 1: Tuesday 20th June

8:45 – 9:45
Registration (Lord Ashcroft Building Broad Street Foyer)

9:45 – 10:00

10:00 – 10:40
Opening Address: Robert Logie, Stretching the Imagination

10:40– 11:20
Session 1 (Chair: Francesca Pazzaglia)

  • A fascinating measure of restoration? Using eye-tracking to assess effortless attention during controlled and field exposure to outdoor environments (Emily McKendrick)
  • Drivers avoid attentional elaboration under safety-critical situations and complex environments (Vasiliki Kondyli)

11:20 – 11:40

11:40 – 13:00
Session 1 continued (Chair: Francesca Pazzaglia)

  • Mental maps are made of this: how transit maps and city borders distort our geographical representations (Florien Leprevost)
  • Mental representations and emotions in urban environments: affective state, restorativeness and distance and time estimations (Veronica Muffato)
  • How Walking EMDR Therapy (WET) Impacts Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Symptoms: An evaluation of participants experiences (Lorraine Tindale)
  • Embodied cognition and road-crossing decision-making : The impact of real and simulated ageing (Marie Trouve) 

13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:00
Session 2 (Chair: Ineke van der Ham)

  • Emotional landmarks and spatial learning in a virtual environment: An online study (Teophile Rasse)
  • Considering the role of visual feedback on mental representations of the body following tool use in virtual environments (Kristen Macuga)
  • Evolutions of a spatial description of a virtual route: From childhood to adulthood (Marion Nys)

15:00 – 15:20

15:20 – 16:20
Poster Session (Science Centre Atrium)

16:20 – 17:20
Keynote Lecture: Joel Pearson, The mechanisms and impact of mental imagery

17:30 – 18:30
Drinks Reception and Canapes, Science Centre Atrium

Day 2: Wednesday 21st June

9:30 – 11:00
Session 3 (Chair: Tina Iachini)

  • The role of imagery in motivation (Jackie Andrade)
  • Flashforward mental imagery in non-suicidal self-injury, an ecological momentary assessment investigation (Julie Ji)
  • The role of emotions and the self in long-lasting episodic memories: New insights from an immersive virtual walk (Diane Lenormand)
  • Eye movements and scene construction during autobiographical memory (David Pearson)

11:00 – 11:20

11:20 – 12:50
Session 4 (Chair: Chiara Meneghetti)

  • Travelling through space OR time: dimension-specific biases during a magnitude estimation task using virtual self-motion (Simon Lhuillier)
  • The effect of ownership on boundary extension (Harmen Gudde)
  • Mental imagery and emotions in relation to declared choices under risk (Joanna Smieja)
  • Going for a walk: Route learning in amnestic patients (Albert Postma)

12:50 – 13:50

13:50 – 14:50
Keynote Lecture: Emily Holmes, In The Mind’s Eye: from Ghosts to Ghost Pieces

Punting Tour and Riverside BBQ (Mill Pond and The Granta, Newnham Rd)

Day 3: Thursday 22nd June

9:30 – 10:50
Session 5 (Chair: Boris Suchan)

  • A Renaissance of Dual Coding Theory in Public Education (Paul Worthington)
  • Visual mental imagery abilities in autism (Clara Bled)  
  • Coaching Imagery to Athletes with Aphantasia (Jonathan Rhodes)
  • Attention and reaction speed in sports (Theofanis Kyriacou)

10:50 – 11:10

11:10 – 12:30
Session 6 (Chair: Valérie Gyselinck)  

  • Recognizing types of skin-to-skin touch and their emotional content through auditory signals: A study on distant social touch (Malika Auvray)
  • Relationship between action peripersonal space and multisensory integration. (Laurie Geers)
  • How motor imagery impacts peripersonal space and body representation during robotic telepresence (Anne-Lise Jouen)
  • Haptic boundary extension in blind and visually impaired individuals. (Krista Overliet)

12:30 – 13:30

13:30 – 14:50
Session 7 (Chair: David Pearson)

  • Individual differences in mental arithmetic are associated with grey matter volume in the perisylvian regions: A brain-wide association study with 536 children and adolescents (Nurit Viesel-Nordmeyer)
  • Neural correlates of semantic and episodic mental time travelling in the young and the elderly (Itsaso Colas-Blanco)
  • Age – related dynamic of illusory memory neural correlates: Evidence from a DRM virtual reality task (Kouloud Abichou)
  • Grid-like encoding of long lists with a Memory Palace (Alexandra Constantinescu)

14:50 – 15:10

15:10 – 16:10 
Keynote Lecture: Neil Burgess, Neural mechanisms of spatial memory and imagery

16:10 – 16:30 
Closing comments and announcements

Poster Presentations

  • The creative self of dancers (Chiara Meneghetti)
  • Restoration effects after gameplay in virtual environments (Suzanne Brinkman)
  • The relationship between GPS use and navigation ability: A systematic review (Laura Miola)
  • Navigation ability in men and women: Examining the type of task and beliefs about spatial abilities (Laura Miola)
  • Exploring the relation between anxiety and a visual cognitive style: are involuntary thoughts the key? (Lucie Bouvet)
  • The involvement of the temporo-parietal junction in switching between egocentric and allocentric spatial representations: an fNIRS Study (Renato Orti)
  • Encoding positions of objects used toward and away from the body: the role of frames of reference and the space sector (Scila Nunziata)
  • The influence of temporal constraints on the use of egocentric and allocentric spatial reference systems. (Tina Iachini)
  • Affective response of young and elderly people to multisensory environments: the role of interoceptive awareness and cognitive abilities (Tina Iachini)
  • How object ownership influences object’s processing: the role of spatial location (Lucie Lenglart)
  • Spatial Language in Map tasks: A classroom observation (Estfania Gamarra Burga)
  • A personal sensory navigation profile: Creating a novel tool to determine navigational strategies in blind and visually impaired individuals (Dominique Blokland)
  • Judging action opportunities in virtual versus physical environments (Milena Golz)
  • Exploring the effect of ASMR on biomarkers and interpersonal space. (Lovell Jones)
  • From the outside in: ASMR is characterised by reduced interoceptive accuracy but higher sensation seeking (Flavia Cardini)
  • Heightened Interoception in Adults with Fibromyalgia (Jennifer Todd)
  • Preliminary Evidence of Enlarged Peripersonal Space Representation in Adults with Fibromyalgia (Jennifer Todd)
  • Exploring bodily perception and personal space (Deanna Finn)