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Rome, Perugia:
September 12-15, 2006


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  1. Synaptic plasticity in the basal ganglia as a cellular model for spatial cognition and neurological disorders
    Paolo Calabresi
    Dept. of Neurology, University of Perugia, Italy
  2. Finding your way in the world – on the neurocognitive basis of spatial memory and orientation in humans
    Albert Postma
    Psychological Laboratory, Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  3. Assessing the automaticity of intramodal and crossmodal spatial attentional orienting
    Charles Spence
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK
  4. We see the world the way we do because of how our brain activity moves
    Cees Van Leeuwen
    Laboratory for Perceptual Dynamics, BSI RIKEN, Japan

  1. Towards a decisional system for the seismic risk management
    Nadia Abdat, Alimazighi Zaia
    Laboratoire LSI - Département Informatique, Faculté Génie Electronique et Informatique, Algiers
  2. Plasticity of spatial learning strategies in the common cuttlefish
    Christelle Alves, J. Modéran, R. Chichery, L. Dickel
    Laboratoire de Physiologie du Comportement des Céphalopodes, Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, France
  3. Spontaneous geographical maps of Europe by Italian school children
    Merete Amann Gainotti, Susanna Pallini
    Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Educazione, Università di Roma Tre, Italy
  4. Schematic maps in MobileGIS environments: An automated simulated annealing based case study
    Suchith Anand, J. Mark Ware, Sarah Sharples, Mike Jackson, Jim Nixon
    Center for Geospatial Science, University of Nottingham, UK
  5. What kind of space is remembered in spatial span?
    Steve Avons, Laura Trew
    Department of Psychology, University of Essex, UK
  6. The effects of sensorimotor cues on spatial reasoning performance
    Marios N. Avraamides
    University of Cyprus
  7. A biologically plausible robot attention model, based on space and time.
    Anna Belardinelli, Fiora Pirri
    Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Universita' di Roma "La Sapienza"
  8. The dynamic of variability as a way for studying the consolidation process
    B. Berberian, M. D. Giraudo
    UMR Mouvement and Perception
  9. 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, Brazil
  10. Object and Spatial Imagery: Distinctions between Members of Different Professions
    Olessia Blajenkova, Maria Kozhevnikov, Michael A. Motes
    Rutgers University, USA
  11. Navigation in the absence of vision: How to find one's way in a 3D audio virtual environment?
    Alan Blum, Michel Denis, Brian Katz
    LIMSI-CNRS, Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
  12. Assistive technologies in spatial environments
    Cathy Bodine
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Colorado, USA
  13. Configural Representations in Spatial Working Memory
    Aysecan Boduroglu, Priti Shah
    Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
  14. How do emotion and gaze direction interfere with overt orienting of visual attention?
    Paola Bonifacci, Paola Ricciardelli, Luisa Lugli, Francesca Chitti, Roberto Nicoletti
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Università di Bologna, Italy
  15. Human brain activation elicited by the localization of sounds delivering at attended or unattended positions: an fMRI/ MEG study
    Marcella Brunetti, Paolo Belardinelli, Cosimo Del Gratta, Vittorio Pizzella, Stefania Della Penna, Antonio Ferretti, Massimo Caulo, F. Cianflone, Marta Olivetti Belardinelli, Gian Luca Romani
    Institute for Advanced Biomedical Technologies, “G. d’ Annunzio University “ Foundation, Chieti, Italy
  16. Perceptual exploration and intersensory merging in a visual-haptic Necker cube
    Nicola Bruno
    Università di Trieste, Italy
  17. The perception of categorical and coordinate spatial changes in children.
    Jessie Bullens, Albert Postma
    Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  18. Wayfinding tasks in visually impaired people: the role of tactile maps
    P. Caddeo, F. Fornara, Anna M. Nenci, A. Piroddi
    University of Rome "La Sapienza"
  19. A Framework for Assessing the Salience of Landmarks for Wayfinding Tasks
    David Caduff, Sabine Timpf
    University of Zurich, Switzerland
  20. The influence of expertise level on visuo-spatial ability: Differences between experts and novices on imagery and drawing abilities
    Lucia Calabrese, Francesco S. Marucci
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome "La Sapienza"
  21. The same-object effect outside the objects
    Paola Cappucci, Alessandro Couyoumdjian, Enrico Di Pace
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy
  22. Chicks’ use of geometrical and nongeometrical information in environments of different sizes
    Cinzia Chiandetti, Giorgio Vallortigara
    Department of Psychology, University of Trieste, Italy
  23. The development of visually guided locomotor planning
    Dorothy Cowie, Liam Smith, Oliver Braddick, Janette Atkinson, Marko Nardini
    Dept of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University, UK
  24. 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, Italy
  25. Dysfunctions of Spatial Cognition: The Case of Schizophrenic Patients.
    Marie-Paule Daniel, Célia Mores, Luc Carite, Patrice Boyer , Michel Denis
    LIMSI-CNRS, Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
  26. Individual variation in humans in spatial ability: differences between men and women
    Maartje de Goede, Albert Postma, Roy P. C. Kessels
    Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  27. The representation of objects and location in conceptual networks
    P. H. de Vries
    Department of Psychology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  28. Interactive Sonification for blind people exploration of Geo-referenced Data: Comparison between a keyboard-exploration and a haptic-exploration interfaces
    Franco Delogu, Marta Olivetti Belardinelli, Massimiliano Palmiero, Emanuele Pasqualotto, Haixia Zhao, Catherine Plaisant, Stefano Federici
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”
  29. Forming a stable spatial representation
    Banchiamlack Dessalegn, Barbara Landau
    Cognitive Science Department, Johns Hopkins University
  30. Spatial Representations in Human Factors / Ergonomics Research
    Francesco Di Nocera
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”
  31. Visuo-spatial pseudohemineglect in professional sportsmen
    Andrei Dumbrava, Mona Karina Tatu
    "Alexandru I. Cuza" University of Iasi, Romania
  32. Induction of lateralized spatial bias among normal subjects
    Eve Dupierrix, David Alleysson, Sylvie Chokron, Théophile Ohlmann
    Laboratoire of Psychology & NeuroCogntion (LPNC), France
  33. Challenging the importance of vision for the development of an extrinsic spatial framework: Evidence from the blind & sighted
    Alison F. Eardley, Geoffrey Edwards, Francine Malouin, Pierre-Emmanuel Michon
    Université Laval, Canada
  34. 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, Canada
  35. Cross language learning disabilities and verbal versus spatial memory
    John Everatt, Sharman Jeffries, Gad Elbeheri, Ian Smythe, Kazuvire Veii
    University of Surrey, Kuwaiti Dyslexia Association, University of Namibia
  36. Shifting attention across spaces while driving: are hands-free mobile phones really safer?
    Sabrina Fagioli, Fabio Ferlazzo
    Cognitive Ergonomics Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy
  37. Walking participants through a virtual model: how we got there and its implications
    Carlos Galan-Diaz, Stephen Scott, Anna Conniff, Tony Craig, Richard Laing
    The Robert Gordon University
  38. Vision-for-perception and vision-for-action in typical development, autism, and Parkinson's disease
    Lorena Giovannini, Alessia Granà, Alessandra Jacomuzzi, Roberta Marando, Carlo Semenza, Luca Surian, Nicola Bruno
    Psychology Department, University of Trieste, Italy
  39. The role of stimulus' instability in the reproduction of visuospatial pattern
    M. D. Giraudo, B. Berberian
    UMR Mouvement and Perception
  40. What happens when the brain fails - neuropsychological studies on spatial memory.
    Cecilia Guariglia, Laura Piccardi, Giuseppe Iaria, Chiara Incoccia, Daniele Nico
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy
  41. Construction of a spatial mental model from a verbal description or from navigation in a virtual environment.
    Valérie Gyselinck, Luciana Picucci, Serge Nicolas, Pascale Piolino
    University R. Descartes, C.N.R.S., Paris, France
  42. Spatial cognition and wayfinding strategy during building fire
    L. Hajibabai, M. R. Delavar, M. R. Malek, A. U. Frank
    Center of Excellence in Geomatics Engineering and Disaster Management, Dept. of Surveying and Geomatics Engineering, Engineering Faculty, University of Tehran, Iran
  43. A Mindset for User-Centered Spatial Applications
    Matthew Hockenberry, J. Hoff, Rob Gens, Ted Selker
    MIT Media Laboratory
  44. Understanding the Dynamics of Direction Giving and Following During Navigation
    Alycia M. Hund, Brian D. Seanor, Kimberly M. Hopkins
    Department of Psychology, Illinois State University, USA
  45. Egocentric and allocentric spatial frames of reference: a direct measure
    Tina Iachini, Gennaro Ruggiero
    Department of Psychology, Second University of Naples, Italy
  46. How does the human brain deal with spatial information?
    Kinga Iglói, Mohamed Zaoui, Alain Berthoz, Laure Rondi-Reig
    LPPA, UMR CNRS 7152, Collège de France, Paris, France
  47. An overview of spatial auditory displays
    Nandini Iyer, Brian Simpson, Douglas Brungart
    Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
  48. Perceiving occlusion through auditory-visual substitution
    Alessandra Jacomuzzi, Nicola Bruno
    Department of Psychology, University of Trieste, Italy
  49. Geographic Event Conceptualization
    Alexander Klippel, Mike Worboys, Matt Duckham
    Geomatics Department, University of Melbourne, Australia
  50. The effect of a reference object's orientation on the apprehension of spatial terms
    Takatsugu Kojima, Takashi Kusumi
    Department of Cognitive Psychology in Education, Graduate school of Education, Kyoto University, Japan
  51. 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, Osmania University
  52. Promoting Successful Indoor Traveling in Persons with Multiple Disabilities through the Use of Electronic Orientation Systems
    Giulio Lancioni
    University of Bari, Italy
  53. Forgetting rate of topographical memory in a virtual environment
    Luca Latini Corazzini, Patrick Peruch, Giuliano Geminiani, Catherine Thinus-Blanc,
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Università di Torino, Italy
  54. Neural bases of route-survey processing in topographical memory
    Luca Latini Corazzini, Patrick Peruch, Marie-Pascale Nesa, Catherine Thinus-Blanc
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Università di Torino, Italy
  55. ERP correlates of working memory for sound and picture locations
    Günther Lehnert, Hubert D. Zimmer
    Brain & Cognition Unit, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
  56. Abnormal auditory-visual crossmodal temporal-order judgments in Parkinson´s disease
    J. Lewald, M. Falkenstein, M. Schwarz
    Institute for Occupational Physiology, University of Dortmund, Germany
  57. Spatial Cognition as a Tool for the Design of Mediated Spaces
    Marianthi Liapi
  58. Improving spatial awareness in the aircraft cockpit: Partially supporting evidence for the concept of scene-linking
    Bernd Lorenz, Anthea Kuritz-Kaiser, Sven Schmerwitz, Helmut Többen
    German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Flight Guidance, Braunschweig, Germany
  59. Spatial strategies in real and virtual environments
    Tamas Makany, Itiel E. Dror, Edward Redhead
    School of Psychology, University of Southampton, UK
  60. Evolution of spatial cognition: mechanisms and tasks
    Hanspeter A. Mallot, Kai Basten, Alexander Schnee
    Dept of Zoology, University of Tubingen, Germany
  61. Spatial knowledge acquisition: Using technology, training, and techniques to enhance spatial learning for two special populations
    James R. Marston
    Department of Geography, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
  62. 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, Universita` di Padova, Italy
  63. CADMUS: Use of affordances in cognitive modeling for wayfinding
    Pierre-Emmanuel Michon, David Duguay, Geoffrey Edwards
    Centre de Recherche en Géomatique, Pavillon Louis Jacques Casault, Université Laval, Canada
  64. Aesthetic, perception and preference for historical and modern buildings
    Marina Mura, Renato Troffa
    University of Cagliari, Italy
  65. The development of body, environment, and object-based frames of reference in spatial memory in normal and atypical populations
    Marko Nardini, Janette Atkinson, Oliver Braddick, Neil Burgess
    Dept of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University, UK
  66. Space syntax in a wayfinding task
    Anna M. Nenci, Renato Troffa
    LUMSA University, Italy
  67. Visuo-spatial ability and wayfinding performance in real-world
    Raffaella Nori, Sonia Grandicelli, Fiorella Giusberti
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Università di Bologna, Italy
  68. Cognitive stances in urban mobility: a simulation experiment
    Sylvie Occelli, Luca Staricco
    IRES- Istituto di Ricerche Economico Sociali del Piemonte, Torino, Italy
  69. Elucidating the ground-based mechanisms underlying space perception in the intermediate distance range
    Teng Leng Ooi, Zijiang J. He
    Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Elkins Park, PA, USA
  70. Cognitive maps of Lisbon: how new SIG based codification methods can make a difference
    José Palma-Oliveira, Paulo Pires
    FPCE, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  71. Spatial cognition in Parkinson's dsease and neurodegenerative dementias
    Lucilla Parnetti, Paolo Calabresi
    Clinica Neurologica, Università di Perugia, Italy
  72. Spatial mental models derived from the integration of information from different perspectives.
    Francesca Pazzaglia, Holly A. Taylor, Diego Varotto
    University of Padua
  73. Rehearsal processes in visuo-spatial working memory
    David G. Pearson
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, UK
  74. Psychosis in drawings
    Maurizio Peciccia
    University of Perugia
  75. 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, Italy
  76. Haptic spatial orientation processing and working memory
    Albert Postma, Sander ZuidhoekAstrid M. L. KappersMatthijs L. Noordzij
    Department of Experimental Psychology, Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  77. Finding your way in the world – on the neurocognitive basis of spatial memory and orientation in humans
    Albert Postma
    Psychological Laboratory, Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  78. Location-based selection for storage in visuo-spatial working memory
    Antonino Raffone, Jose L. Herrero, Andrey Nikolaev, Ros Crawley, Cees van Leeuwen
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy
  79. Functional dissociation in working memory maintenance of voice identity and location
    Pia Rämä
    University of Helsinki, Finland
  80. Recent trends in the research on Visuo-Spatial Working Memory
    Clelia Rossi-Arnaud
    University of Rome, Italy
  81. A functional ontology for working memory for sign and speech
    Mary Rudner , Jerker Rönnberg
    Swedish Institute for Disability Research, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Linköping University
  82. Relationship among personal space, body image, postural balance regulation and proprioceptive integration areas
    Vezio Ruggieri, Marina Thellung, Anna Tocci
    Università "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy
  83. The effect of familiarity on egocentred and allocentred spatial representations of the environment
    Gennaro Ruggiero , Tina Iachini
    Department of Psychology, Second University of Naples, Italy
  84. On the Influence of Audio-Visual Interactions on Working Memory Performance: A study with Non-Semantic Stimuli
    Valerio Santangelo, Serena Mastroberardino, Fabiano Botta, Francesco S. Marucci, Marta Olivetti Belardinelli
    Department of Psychology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”
  85. The cognition of geographic space and cognitive mapping in disabled persons
    Marcia Scherer
    Institute for Matching Person & Technology, USA
  86. Selecting the most appropriate technology: The need to assess the match of person and device
    Marcia Scherer
    Institute for Matching Person & Technology, USA
  87. Hybrid architecture for the sensorimotor representation of spatial configurations
    Kerstin Schill, Christoph Zetzsche, Johannes Wolter
    Cognitive Neuroinformatics, Universität Bremen, Germany
  88. An fMRI study of the binding of audio-visual information: The dissociation between object and space processing
    Carlo Sestieri, Rosalia Di Matteo, Antonio Ferretti, Cosimo Del Gratta, Massimo Caulo, A. Tartaro, Marta Olivetti Belardinelli, Gian Luca Romani
    Department of Clinical Sciences and Bio-Imaging, “G. d’Annunzio” University, Chieti, Italy
  89. 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, UK
  90. Active processing in visual and visuospatial working memory
    Boris Suchan
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Neuropsychology, Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany
  91. Influence of acquiring reading and writing on visuo-spatial pseudohemineglect
    Mona Karina Tatu, Andrei Dumbrava
    "Alexandru I. Cuza" University of Iasi, Romania
  92. 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, UK
  93. Body Organisation and Spatial Representation
    Jader Tolja, Clara Cardia
    Centro Studi Pensare col Corpo, Italy
  94. The "misprojection" hypothesis
    Alessio Toraldo
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Università di Pavia, Italy
  95. Describing Locations in English and Japanese after Real-World Navigation
    Steven Tripp
    University of Aizu, Japan
  96. Action Learning: Hierarchical Organization and Perspective.
    Barbara Tversky, S. Lozano, B. Hard
    Columbia Teachers College, USA
  97. Assistive navigational devices that incorporate principles of spatial cognition and imagery
    Barbara Tversky, Geoffrey Edwards
    Columbia Teachers College, USA
  98. ERP effects of movement preparation on visual processing: attention shifts to the hand, not the goal.
    José van Velzen, Elena Gherri, Martin Eimer
    Dept. of Psychology, Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, UK
  99. Individual differences in visuo-spatial imagery: Further evidence for the distinction between Object and Spatial Imagers
    Manila Vannucci, Lavinia Cioli, Carlo Chiorri, Amanda Grazi, Maria Kozhevnikov
    Department of Psychology, University of Florence, Italy
  100. Gaze and postural stability of elite ballet dancers, ACL-deficient and normal controls during the quiet stance and lunge
    Joan N. Vickers
    Neuro-Motor Psychology Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  101. 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, Alberta, Canada
  102. Processing of Binaural Sound Coherence in the Human Brain
    Ulrike Zimmer, Macaluso Emiliano
    NeuroImaging Laboratory, IRCCS-Fondazione Santa Lucia, Roma, Italy
  103. Spatial working memory in different senses
    Hubert Zimmer
    Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
  104. Aspects of complexity in visual-spatial working memory – indication for the application of strategies?
    Christof Zoelch, Ruth Schumann-Hengsteler
    Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

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