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for cognitive psychology

ESCOP is a dynamic scientific society that provides a venue within which current research in cognitive psychology and neighboring disciplines can be presented, discussed and encouraged.

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ESCOP promotes new research initiatives, supports a European research-base through summer school programmes in which students can learn about state-of-the-art developments, holds conferences for the presentation of research and maintains a leading academic journal as an outlet for research findings. You are welcome to explore this website and the resources that are held here

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ESCoP is a large and growing organisation with a healthy membership base in most European countries and around the world. Membership has many benefits, including a Reduced Author Processing Charge for publishing in the Journal of Cognition, access to ESCOP’s award and funding programmes and a reduced fee for attending ESCoP conferences.

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Modelling Conversational Facial Signals for Culturally Sensitive Artificial Agents, UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Socially Intelligent Artificial Agents, University of Glasgow, UK

In spoken interactions, face-to-face meetings are often preferred. This is because the human face is highly expressive and can facilitate coordinated interactions. Embodied conversational agents with expressive faces therefore have the potential for smoother interactions than voice assistants. However, knowledge of how the face expresses these social signals – the “language” of facial expressions – is limited, with no coherent modelling framework.

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Competition Funded PhD Project: Computing the Face Syntax of Facial Communication, Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology, University of Glasgow, Scotland

This ambitious project aims to mathematically model the human face as an algebraic generator of dynamic social signals and build a psychologically and culturally valid generative model of social face signalling that is transferable to social robots. 

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Lecturer, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK

As part of the continued development of the School of Psychology at the University of Aberdeen, applications are invited for two Lectureship posts on the Teaching and Research (T&R) career track. The candidates must have a track record of outstanding independent research, as evidenced by high quality publications in leading academic journals and have interests which extend any of the School’s existing research strengths.

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