Workshops & Meetings

Foundations of Person Perception – Trends in Cognition and Neuroscience

Thursday, October, 10, 2013
1st Session: Voice Perception
9.00 – 9.40 Foundations of voice studies Diana Van Lancker Sidtis (New York University, USA)
9.40 – 10.20 Electrophysiological correlates of voice learning and recognition Romi Zäske (University of Jena, Germany and University of Glasgow, UK)
10.20 – 10.40 Coffee Break

2nd Session: Sexuality and Mating
10.40 – 11.20 Doing gay, doing straight. Acoustic correlates of sexuality Adrian Simpson, Sven Kachel, and Melanie Steffens (University of Jena and University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany)
11.20 – 12.00 Recognising facial qualities important for mate selection David I. Perrett (University of St. Andrews, UK)
12.00 – 13.20 Lunch Break

3rd Session: Social Cognition and Behaviour
13.20 – 14.00 The social brain: efficient mind representation Dana Schneider (University of Queensland, Australia, and University of Jena, Germany)
14.00 – 14.40 Long-term consequences of interpersonal and intergroup aggression on perspective taking. Evidence from the UK and Rwanda Christine Mohr (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
14.40 – 15.00 Coffee Break

4th Session: Face Familiarity and Memory
15.10 – 15.40 What is the link between deficits in configural processing and the Other-Race Effect in face perception? William G. Hayward (University of Hong Kong, China)
15.40 – 16.20 What drives own-race, own-age, and mere categorization biases in face memory? Evidence from event-related brain potentials Holger Wiese (University of Jena, Germany)
16.20 – 17.00 Timing and tuning for familiarity of cortical responses to faces (María A. Bobes-León Cuban Neurosciences Center, Havana, Cuba)
17.00 – 19.00 Poster Session

Friday, October, 11, 2013
5th Session: Face Perception and Image Characteristics
9.00 – 9.40 ‘Beauty = -2?’ – The Higher-Order Image Statistics of Facial Attractiveness and Age Gregor Hayn-Leichsenring and Claudia Menzel (University Hospital Jena, Germany)
9.40 – 10.20 The Processing of LSF-Information in Social Anxiety Oliver Langner (University of Jena, Germany)
10.20 – 10.40 Coffee Break

6th Session: Representions of Familiar Faces
10.40 – 11.20 Distorting images: a challenge to the configural-processing view of familiar face recognition A. Mike Burton (University of Aberdeen, UK)
11.20 – 12.00 The influence of shape and surface reflectance on face recognition: Implications for the configural processing hypothesis Stefan R. Schweinberger (University of Jena, Germany)
12.00 – 13.30 Lunch Break

7th Session: Memory for Cheaters
13.30 – 14.10 How adaptive is memory for cheaters? Raoul Bell (University of Düsseldorf, Germany)
14.10 – 14.50 Ingroup Cheater Memory: Cognitive Mechanisms and Cooperation in Large-scale Groups Stefanie Hechler (University of Jena, Germany)
15.00 End of Workshop

For enquiries and directions please contact Mrs Kathrin Wiese, Person Perception Research Unit Coordinator, Department of Psychology, Am Steiger 3/1, 07743 Jena, Germany. Tel. +49 (0)3641 945180. Fax +49 (0)3641 945182. E-mail: