|Publication status||Published - 21 Nov 2017|
|Event||Science of the Self: The Agency and Body Representation Research Forum - Coogee Beach, Sydney, Australia|
Duration: 20 Nov 2017 → 22 Nov 2017
|Conference||Science of the Self|
|Period||20/11/17 → 22/11/17|
Agency and body representation are growing areas of interest in cognitive science. As a field we are trying to answer important questions about how we perceive our own bodies and represent our ability to causally manipulate the world. This research touches on a wide range of topics including action planning, sensory prediction, multisensory perception, time perception, expertise, and the social contexts of actions. This work contributes to our theoretical understanding of the mechanisms that underlie self-representations, and highlights new possibilities for identification and remediation of disturbances to the sense of self often found in clinical disorders. Agency and body representation research also has important practical implications for informing technologies such as human-computer interfaces and virtual reality.
Research in this area is diverse, and agency and body representation are often studied relatively separately. Despite broad relevance for a number of research areas in the cognitive sciences, there have been relatively few opportunities for a focused gathering of agency and body representation scientists. Science of the Self will provide a forum for international researchers across a range of disciplines to come together to discuss the latest research findings on both agency and body representation. In addition to sharing recent discoveries, a focus of this workshop will be collaborative exploration of cutting edge methods and models for research in this area.
The workshop will include:- Keynote presentations from well-regarded international researchers that provide insights into key theoretical and empirical issues in the field.- Talks and poster presentations on recent discoveries, models and new methods.- Collaborative sessions and panels on methodologies and techniques such as neuroimaging, behavioural paradigms, explicit and implicit measures, and experiment design.- Facilitated opportunities to gather in small groups to explore potential new collaborations.- An idyllic beachside setting with opportunities for socialising and relaxing.- Reduced rates for students and unfunded researchers.