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Full Title: 4th Attentive Listener in the Visual World (AttLis) Workshop

Short Title: AttLis
Location: Goa, India
Start Date: 03-Mar-2017 - 04-Mar-2017
Contact: Veeky Baths
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Meeting Description: The 4th Attentive Listener in the Visual World (AttLis) workshop will be held in Goa (India) on 3-4 March, 2017.

The workshop’s theme is multi-modal cognition with an emphasis on the interaction between language and vision. More specifically, there is a central focus on how attentional and visual processes interact with spoken and written language processing. Why are attention and vision crucial to language comprehension? Prominent approaches to language-vision interactions have focused so far on whether language processing is like sensory processing (the 'embodied cognition approach') or whether cross-linguistic differences lead to permanent restructuring of cognition and perception (the 'linguistic relativity approach'). We know, however surprisingly little about the nature, representations, and mechanisms of every-day language-vision interactions such as when language guides our attention around the visual world. Core themes of the workshop are the (non)-intentionality of language-vision interactions, the nature of competition, selective processing, learning and development which suggest that the investigation of language-vision interactions by means of methods such as eye-tracking offers a window into the mechanisms of how high level representations involved in language and memory interact with visual input. The workshop seeks to encourage discussions which advance the field in important ways and lead to close collaborations between the participating researchers.

Keynote Speakers:

Susana Araújo, Memory and Language Lab, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
S P Arun, Center for Neuroscience, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
Zohar Eviatar, Institute of Information Processing and Decision Making, University of Haifa, Israel.
Victor Ferreira, Dept. Of Psychology, UC San Diego, USA.
Robert J. Hartsuiker, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Ghent, Belgium.
Christian Olivers, Dept. of Experimental and Applied Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Prakash Padakannaya, Dept. Of Psychology, University of Mysore, Karnataka, India.
Esther Pascual, Dept. of Spanish and Dept of Linguistics, School of International Studies, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
Martin Pickering, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Hugh Rabagliati, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Narayanan Srinivasan, Center of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad, India.

More information can be found on the workshop website:

We look forward to seeing you in Goa!

Workshop Organisers:

Veeky Baths
Ramesh Mishra
Falk Huettig
Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science
LL Issue: 27.4398

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