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
K. Johnson (Princeton University)
Cognitive and Brain Mechanisms of True and False Memories and
Stephen Lindsay (University of Victoria)
Postevent Misinformation Effects. Abstract
Metcalfe (Columbia University)
A Hot/Cool System Analysis of Emotional Memory and the Dynamics
of Willpower. Abstract
Don Read (University of Lethbridge)
Judgments About Childhood Memories: Remembering Whether We Always
W. Schooler (University of Pittsburgh)
Lost in Translation: Verbal Overshadowing of Non-Verbal Memories.
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
Questions may be e-mailed to:
Michael Masson, Alan
Kingstone, or Pete
We look forward to seeing you at the conference!