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Rome, Perugia:
September 12-15, 2006


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Thursday 14, 2006 - Rome

Room 3

09.00  10.00  Session    Multisensory integration of spatial information 
Chair: Emiliano Macaluso

09.00  09.20 Perceptual exploration and intersensory merging in a visual-haptic Necker cube
  Nicola Bruno         
  Department of Psychology, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy

09.20  09.40 Gaze of Olympic speedkaters skating at full speed on a regulation oval: Perception-action coupling in a dynamic performance environment
  Joan N. Vickers         
  Neuro-Motor Psychology Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary,Calgary, Alberta, Canada

09.40  10.00 Developmental components of large-scale search: evidence from children and individuals with partial genetic deletions
  Alastair D. Smith, Ian D. Gilchrist, Bruce M. Hood, Annette Karmiloff-Smith      
  University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

10.00  10.20 Processing of Binaural Sound Coherence in the Human Brain
  Ulrike Zimmer, Emiliano Macaluso        
  NeuroImaging Laboratory, IRCCS-Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy

10.20  11.00  Coffee Break     

11.00  12.00  Session    Memory and spatial representation 
Chair: Barbara Tversky

11.00  11.20 Does spatial interference affect spatial text processing in individuals with high mental rotation ability?
  Chiara Meneghetti, Rossana De Beni, Francesca Pazzaglia, Valérie Gyselinck      
  Department of General Psychology,University of Padua, Padua, Italy

11.20  11.40 The dynamic of variability as a way for studying the consolidation process
  B. Berberian, M. D. Giraudo        
  Facultè des Sciences du Sport, Universitè de la Mèditerranèe, Marseille, France

11.40  12.00 The effect of familiarity on egocentred and allocentred spatial representations of the environment
  Gennaro Ruggiero , Tina Iachini        
  Department of Psychology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Room 4

09.00  10.00  Session    Verbal labellings and descriptions of spatial relations 
Chair: Valerie Gyselinck

09.00  09.20 Describing Locations in English and Japanese after Real-World Navigation
  Steven Tripp         
  Center for Language Research,University of Aizu, Aizu, Japan

09.20  09.40 Forming a stable spatial representation
  Banchiamlack Dessalegn, Barbara Landau        
  Cognitive Science Department, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

09.40  10.00 The effects of sensorimotor cues on spatial reasoning performance
  Marios N. Avraamides          
  University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

10.20  11.00  Coffee Break     

11.00  12.00  Session    Mapping and scaling spatial representations 
Chair: Antonino Raffone

11.00  11.20 A Mindset for User-Centered Spatial Applications
  Matthew Hockenberry, Rob Gens, Ted Selker       
  MIT Media Laboratory, Cambridge, MA, USA

11.20  11.40 Image Representation, Scaling and Cognitive Model of Object Perception
  Sandeep  Kumar Ganji, Indu  Potula, Venkata Naga Pradeep Ambati, Bujang  Rao, Sandhya  Kumari Ganji, Shwetha  Kumari Ganji    
  Department of Biomedical Engineering, University College of Engineering (autonomous), Osmania University, Andhra Pradesh, India

11.40  12.00 Schematic maps in MobileGIS environments: An automated simulated annealing based case study
  Anand Suchith, J. Mark Ware, Sarah Sharples, Mike Jackson, Jim Nixon     
  Center for Geospatial Science, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Aula Magna

12.20  13.20  Keynote     

   Synaptic plasticity in the basal ganglia as a cellular model for spatial cognition and neurological disorders
  Paolo Calabresi         
  Department of Neurology, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy

13.20  14.40  Lunch & Poster Session (all posters)     

Room 3

14.20  15.40  Symposium    Recent trends in the research on Visuo-Spatial Working Memory 
Convenor: Clelia Rossi-Arnaud

14.20  14.40 Empirical indices of spatial and executive processes in visuo-spatial working memory
  J. M. Thompson, C. J. Hamilton, J M Gray, J. G.  Quinn, P. Mackin, I. N. Ferrier, A. H. Young       
  University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

14.40  15.00 Rehearsal processes in visuo-spatial working memory
  David G. Pearson         
  School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK

15.00  15.20 What kind of space is remembered in spatial span?
  Steve Avons   
  Department of Psychology, University of Essex, Essex, UK

15.20  15.40 Aspects of complexity in visual-spatial working memory – indication for the application of strategies?
  Christof Zoelch, Ruth Schumann-Hengsteler         
  Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Eichstätt, Germany

15.40  16.00  Out of Symposium     Recent trends in the research on Visuo-Spatial Working Memory 

15.40  16.00 Tactile maps in architecture: universal design and participation in the design process
  Núbia Bernardi, Doris C. C. K. Kowaltowski        
  Department of Architecture and Building, School of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Urban Design, UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil

16.00  16.40  Coffee Break     

16.40  18.00  Symposium    Action in space: Learning and relearning 
Convenors: Barbara Tversky and Geoffrey Edwards

16.40  17.00 Action Learning: Hierarchical Organization and Perspective.
  Barbara Tversky, S. Lozano, B. Hard       
  Columbia Teachers College, New York, NY, USA

17.00  17.20 Gaze and postural stability of elite ballet dancers, ACL-deficient and normal controls during the quiet stance and lunge
  Joan N. Vickers, J. L.  Ronsky, Barbara Loitz-Ramage, D. Panchuk, B. Morton, M. Gotch, R. Ferber, I. Robu  
  Neuro-Motor Psychology Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

17.20  17.40 Assistive Navigational Devices that Incorporate Principles of Spatial Cognition and Imagery.
  Geoffrey Edwards, Alison F. Eardley, F. Malouin, Marlène Viger, Reda Yaagoubi, David Lambiel    
  Université Laval, Quebec,Canada

17.40  18.00 Dysfunctions of Spatial Cognition: The Case of Schizophrenic Patients.
  Marie-Paule Daniel         
  LIMSI-CNRS, Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay, France

Room 4

14.20  16.00  Session    Navigation in virtual environments 
Chair: Iain Gilchrist

14.20  14.40 Walking participants through a virtual model: how we got there and its implications
  Carlos Galan-Diaz, Anna Conniff, Tony Craig, Richard Laing, Stephen Scott     
  The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK

14.40  15.00 Spatial mental models derived from the integration of information from different perspectives.
  Francesca Pazzaglia, Holly A. Taylor, Diego Varotto       
  Department of General Psychology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy

15.00  15.20 Spatial strategies in real and virtual environments
  Tamas Makany, Itiel E. Dror, Edward Redhead       
  School of Psychology, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

15.20  15.40 Two cues are not better than one' the integration of geometric and featural information in the reoriental paradigm.
  Luciana Picucci, Andrea Bosco        
  University of Bari, Bari, Italy

15.40  16.00 Construction of a spatial mental model from a verbal description or from navigation in a virtual environment.
  Valérie Gyselinck, Luciana Picucci, Pascale Piolino       
  C.N.R.S., University R. Descartes, Paris, France

16.00  16.40  Coffee Break     

16.40  18.20  Session    Artificial models of spatial knowledge
Chair: Fiora Pirri

16.40  17.00 A computational model simulating human performance in the Traveling Salesperson Task
  Simone Cutini, Demis Basso, Andrea Di Ferdinando, Marco Zorzi, Patrizia S. Bisiacchi     
  Department of General Psychology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy

17.00  17.20 The representation of objects and location in conceptual networks
  P. H. de Vries         
  Department of Psychology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

17.20  17.40 Hybrid architecture for the sensorimotor representation of spatial configurations
  Kerstin Schill, Christoph Zetzsche, Johannes Wolter        
  Cognitive Neuroinformatics, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany

17.40  18.00 A biologically plausible robot attention model, based on space and time.
  Anna Belardinelli, Fiora Pirri        
  Department of Informatics and Sitems, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy

18.00  18.20 Cognitive stances in urban mobility: a simulation experiment
  Sylvie Occelli, Luca Staricco         
  IRES- Istituto di Ricerche Economico Sociali del Piemonte, Turin, Italy

Made: September 2006