Sciences Symposium on Perception and Action
On Friday January 18, 2002 the symposium "Human
Movement Sciences Symposium on Perception and Action" will be
held at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Eight renowned
researchers from Europe and the United States will present their
current research in perception and action and will give hints as to
what directions to take in the future.
The goal of the symposium is to provide a forum for discussion on
issues relating to perception and action. There will be ample time for
discussion after each lecture. A large variety of scientists and
students are invited to participate in these discussions.
9:05 - 9:15
9:15 - 10:00 Prof. Sverker
Runeson, Uppsala University Sweden: On Modes Of
10:00 - 10:45
Prof. Michael Turvey, University of Connecticut USA:
Space (And Its Perception): The Initial And Final Frontier
10:45 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:00 Prof.
Geoffrey Bingham, Indiana University USA: A Perception/Action
Model of Bimanual Rhythmic Movement (and Phase Perception)
12:00 - 12:45 Prof.
Claudia Carello, University of Connecticut USA: Perceiving
Affordances By Dynamic Touch: Hints From The Control Of Action
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:30 Prof.
Peter Beek, Vrije Universiteit The Netherlands: Integrated
Modeling Of Neural And Musculoskeletal Dynamics
14:30 - 15:15 Prof. William Warren
Jr., Brown University USA: Behavioral Dynamics Of Human
15:45 - 16:30 Prof.
Robert Shaw, University of Connecticut USA: Theoretical
Hubris and the Willingness to be Radical: An Open Letter to James J.
17:15 Prof. Reinoud Bootsma, University of
the Mediterranean France: Invariance And Variability In Movement
Patterns: Informational Dynamics
17:15 - 17:25 Closing
17:25 Social gathering
The registration fee for the whole symposium is 35 Euro (DFl
77) for senior scientists and graduate students, and 10 Euro (DFl 22)
for undergraduate students. Registration is possible until Friday
January 11, 2002. The costs include lunch and refreshments. Please
register by replying to the e-mail message, mentioning your name and
affiliation. Payment of the registration fee should be remitted by
bank transfer: Postbank no. 43 39 272, VU-FBW Amsterdam. Please
mention 'HMSPA', number 2414008, and the name(s) of the
The lectures will be held in room G-613, in the building of
the Medical Faculty and the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences of the
Vrije Universiteit. The room is located at the top floor. The building
is located on the campus of the Vrije Universiteit, the address is van
der Boechorststraat 7-9 in Amsterdam.
Public transportation from Amsterdam Central Station to the Vrije
Universitet takes about 30 minutes by tram 5 or metro 51, exit at stop
'VU/Boelelaan'. From this stop, follow the signs 'van der
Boechorststraat 7-9'. From Duivendrecht or Schiphol Railway station:
train towards Amsterdam Zuid/WTC, from here to Vrije Universiteit
takes about 15 minutes (tram 5 or metro 51 to Amstelveen, exit at stop
'VU/Boelelaan'). For more information about times of departure and
arrival:http://www.ovr.nl or phone: + 31 900 9292. Those who
read Dutch can also look at:http://www.vu.nl/Algemeen/route.html. On that site also a map of the campus can be found.
Raoul Bongers and Frank Zaal
Faculty of Human Movement Sciences
Van der Boechorststraat 9
1081 BT Amsterdam
tel: +31 20 444 8522/36
fax: +31 20 444 8529