basics 1999

Banff Annual Seminar in Cognitive Science: May 14 - 16, 1999

Each year in May since 1982, Western Canadian universities have jointly hosted a conference known as BASICS (Banff Annual Seminar in Cognitive Science). The 1999 meeting of BASICS will be held Friday May 14 to Sunday May 16.

This year's conference concerns the reconstructive nature of memory and features the following speakers:

Marcia K. Johnson (Princeton University)
Cognitive and Brain Mechanisms of True and False Memories and Beliefs. Abstract
D. Stephen Lindsay (University of Victoria)
Postevent Misinformation Effects. Abstract
Janet Metcalfe (Columbia University)
A Hot/Cool System Analysis of Emotional Memory and the Dynamics of Willpower. Abstract
J. Don Read (University of Lethbridge)
Judgments About Childhood Memories: Remembering Whether We Always Remembered. Abstract
Jonathan W. Schooler (University of Pittsburgh)
Lost in Translation: Verbal Overshadowing of Non-Verbal Memories. Abstract
Jeffrey P. Toth (Georgia Institute of Technology)
The (De)construction of Subjective Experience. Abstract

There will be a poster session and reception Friday evening, May 14 (7:30-10 PM), sponsored by the Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology and the Canadian Psychological Association. Submissions for the poster session are invited (please see the printable registration form below). Graduate students and postdoctoral students are especially encouraged to present. Posters can be concerned with any aspect of cognitive science or cognitive neuroscience.

Invited presentations begin Saturday morning, May 15 (8 AM), and finish Sunday, May 16 (12 PM). These presentations are like colloquia and allow a scientist ample time to lay out a course of research, rather than simply to discuss the results of one or two experiments. An extensive question period and break follows each 60 minute presentation and provides sufficient time for detailed questions and discussion.

BASICS will be held at the Banff Park Lodge (222 Lynx St., Banff, Alberta). The Banff Park Lodge is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountain resort town of Banff and is conveniently close to local restaurants and shopping. A block of rooms at the Lodge has been reserved under the conference name at the special rate of $99/night for a single or double occupancy, excluding tax. This block of rooms will be held until March 15, 1999; the conference rate is extended to delegates three days before to three days after the conference.

The registration fee is $60 for faculty and $20 for students. The program distributed at the conference will provide all additional information.

If you plan to attend the conference, click here for a printable copy of the registration form. Please send in your registration before Monday, April 5, 1999. For room reservations, please phone the Banff Park Lodge (Toll free: 1-800-661-9266; Fax: 403-762-3553; Alberta residents: 403-762-4433), or go to their Web site to register on line. Be sure to mention BASICS. The Lodge will accept reservations at the conference rate until March 15, 1998. Those wishing to make accommodation arrangements at other hotels will find many to choose from within the town of Banff (for general reservation information call: 1-800-661-1676). For Alberta Tourism information call: 1-800-661-8888; and for Banff Tourism information call 403-762-8421.

Questions may be e-mailed to: Michael Masson, Alan Kingstone, or Pete Dixon.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Related Links

1998 Participants
Basics 1998 Web page
Parks Canada Banff Index
Discover Banff: Tourist Information
Plan to attend the 9th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science

 Conference sponsorship provided in part by a generous donation from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research.