Workshops & Meetings

Human Communication: From Person Perception to Social Action

Thursday, April, 9, 2015
1st Session: Voice Perception I
9.00 – 9.05 Welcome Stefan R. Schweinberger and Adrian Simpson (Univ. Jena, DE)
9.05 – 10.00 Entrainment and accommodation during interaction Sarah HAWKINS (Centre Music a. Science, Univ. of Cambridge, UK)
10.00 – 10.20 Unisensory and multisensory person perception Julia FÖCKER (Dept. Psychol. & Educat. Sciences, Univ. Geneva, CH)
10.20 – 10.40 Coffee Break

2nd Session: Voice Perception II
10.40 – 11.20 Making a difference: enhancing the size of linguistic contrast as a function of gender and sexuality Adrian SIMPSON (Inst. German Ling., Univ. Jena, DE)
11.20 – 12.00 Neural mechanisms for the acoustic decoding of affective voices Sascha FRÜHHOLZ (Swiss Cent. Affect. Sciences, Univ. Geneva, CH)
12.00 – 13.20 Lunch Break

3rd Session: Voice Perception III
13.20 – 14.00 Path modeling of vocal emotion communication Klaus SCHERER (Univ. Geneva, CH & Ludwig-Maximilian-Univ. Munich, DE)
14.00 – 14.40 Neural correlates of voice learning Romi ZÄSKE (Dept. Gen. Psychol., Univ. Jena, DE)
14.40 – 15.20 Person Perception from Voice and Face Stefan R. SCHWEINBERGER (Dept. Gen. Psychol., Univ. Jena, DE)
15.20 – 15.40 Coffee Break

4th Session: Social Person Perception
15.40 – 16.20 Neural correlates of perceiving and recognising facial expressions Andrew W. YOUNG (Dept. Psychol., Univ. York, UK)
16.20 – 16.40 First impressions of faces: Gender and cultural groups Clare SUTHERLAND (Dept. Psychol., Univ. York, UK)
16.40 – 17.00 ERP Evidence for Gender-based Categorization Tamara RAKIC (Dept. Psychol., Univ. Lancaster, UK)
17.00 – 19.00 Poster Session

Friday, April, 10, 2015
5th Session: Disorders
9.00 – 9.40 Neural correlates of social anxiety disorder Thomas STRAUBE (Inst. Med. Psychol. & Systems Neurosci., Muenster, DE)
9.40 – 10.20 Resting state functional connectivity, interoceptive awareness and the insula in anorexia nervosa Stephan EHRLICH (Dept. Child & Adolesc. Psychiat., TU Dresden, D)
10.20 – 10.40 Coffee Break

6th Session: Social Judgements of Faces
10.40 – 11.20 Being Sherlock Holmes: Making judgments about others from clues in behaviour Peter MITCHELL (School Psychol., Univ. Nottingham, UK)
11.20 – 11.40 Lost in the middle – the influence of graded attractiveness on face recognition memory Carolin ALTMANN (Dept. Gen. Psychol., Univ. Jena, DE)
11.40 – 12.00 Noise can be good: Noise adaptation affects the neural correlates of face processing Claudia MENZEL (Inst. Anatomy I, Univ. Hosp. Jena, DE)
12.00 – 13.30 Lunch Break

7th Session: Presentation and Memory
13.30 – 14.00 PPRU Meeting
14.00 – 14.40 Individual differences in face recognition Jürgen M. KAUFMANN (Dept. Gen. Psychol., Univ. Jena, DE)
14.40 – 15.20 Effects of aging on accessing person representations: Evidence from behavioural priming and event-related brain potentials Holger WIESE (Dep. Psychol., Durham Univ., UK)
15.20 – 15.40 Neural correlates of semantic and episodic autobiographical memory retrieval – Effects of aging and the role of the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism Jessica KOMES (Dep. Psychol., Durham Univ., UK)
15.40 – 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 – 16.30 Plenary Discussion

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: