150th anniversary of the appearance of Fechner's "Elements of Psychophysics"
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October 19th, 2010

08:30 – 10:00 Registration

Free Talks:  
10:00 – 10:20 Giulio Vidotto, Alessia Bastianelli
Welcome to Fechner Day 2010: Psychology and Psychophysics in Padua
10:20 – 10:40 Giovanni Bruno Vicario
About Psychophysics and Fechner
10:40 – 11:00 Bruce A. Schneider, Scott Parker
The evolution of Psychophysics: From sensation to cognition and back again
11:00 – 11:20 Riccardo Luccio
Fechner's Seelenfrage: The Place of the Soul in Psychology
11:20 – 11:40 John S. Monahan
The Effects of Incongruency Probability, Response Mode, and Stimulus Set on RT
11:40 – 12:00 Ragnar Steingrimsson, R. Duncan Luce
The Commutative Rule as a New Test for Additive Conjoint Measurement: Theory and Data
12:00 – 12:20 Pasquale Anselmi, Luca Stefanutti, Egidio Robusto
Identifiability and Goodness of Recovery in the Constrained Gain-Loss Model
12:20 – 12:40 William M. Petrusic
Comparing and Estimating Efforts

12:40 – 14:10 Welcome Buffet (Courtesy of the Department of General Psychology- University of Padua)

14:10 -14:30 Kazuo Ueda, Yoshitaka Nakajima, Yu'ichi Satsukawa
Effects of Frequency-Band Elimination on Syllable Identification of Japanese Noise-Vocoded Speech: Analyses of Confusion Matrices
Theme session:  
14:30 – 18:00 “Matching Regularity and Fechnerian Scaling”
Organiser: Ehtibar Dzhafarov & Rocío Alcalá-Quintana
  Janne V. Kujala, Ehtibar N. Dzhafarov
Using Well-Behaved Thurstonian-Type Models to Emulate Regular Minimality
  Ali Ünlü, Matthias Trendtel
Testing for Regular Minimality
  Thomas Kiefer, Ali Ünlü
Fechnerain Scaling of IRT Model for Dichotomous Data

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break

  Matthias Trendtel, Ali Ünlü, Ehtibar N. Dzhafarov
With what Probability Regular Minimality Can Be Satisfied by Change?
  Rocío Alcalá-Quintana, Miguel A. García-Pérez
Order Effects in Two-Interval Forced-Choice Detection Tasks
  Miguel A. García-Pérez, Rocío Alcalá-Quintana
Order Effects in Two-Interval Forced-Choice Discrimination Tasks: Data and Model

October 20th, 2010

Theme session:  
08:30 – 10:30 “Frontal Slope Perception – Bias and Discrimination”
Organiser: Helen E. Ross
  Frank H. Durgin, Zhi Li
Angular Overestimation Enhances Coding Precision: Scale Expansion Theory in Slant Perception
  Alen Hajnal, Blake Watkins, Nicholas Jordan, Jordan Morrow, David Bunch, Attila Farkas
Influence of Ground Surface on Slant Perception
  Tiziano Agostini, Catina Feresin, Nila Negrin-Saviolo
Kinesthetic and Visual–Kinesthetic Perception of Inclination: Testing the Validity of the Paddle Method
  Helen Ross
Perspective Effects in Frontal Slope Perception

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

Free Talks:  
11:00 – 11:20 J. Scott Jordan, Andrew Kenning, Jim Clinton, Justin Durtschi
Spatial Perception During Control With Another: the 'Other' as Potential Perturbation
11:20 – 11:40 Timothy L. Hubbard, Susan E. Ruppel
Effects of Temporal and Spatial Separation on Velocity and Strength of Illusory Line Motion
11:40 – 12:00 Rossana Actis-Grosso, Alessia Bastianelli
Perceiving Objects Moving Through Space and Time: “Where” and “When” are Intertwined
12:00 – 12:20 Mark A. Elliott
Temporal Structure and Inner Psychophysics: A Glimpse of Equilibrium?
12:20 – 12:40 Diana Kornbrot, Rachel M. Msetfi, Robin A. Murphy
Tempus Non Fugit? Effects of Depression, Attention and Memory on Time Perception
12:40 – 13:00 Dan Zakay
Time Perception in Meta-Cognitive Processes

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (Courtesy of the Faculty of Psychology)

Free Talks:  
14:00 – 14:20 Joseph Glicksohn, Tal Dotan Ben-Soussan, Aviva Berkovich Ohana, Abraham Goldstein, Opher Donchin
Time Production, Peak Alpha Frequency, and Sex Differences: The Plot Thickens
14:20 – 14:40 Naoyuki Osaka, Hiroyuki Tsubomi, Takashi Ikeda, Mariko Osaka
fMRI BOLD Signal Changes as a Power Function of Luminance: An Internal Psychophysics Approach
Theme session:  
14:40 – 17:00 Wave-like Representation and Discrete Processing of Information: Theories and Data
Organisers: Hans-Georg Geissler & Stephen W. Link
  Stephen W. Link
Wave Theory: A (non-random) Walk through Essentials, Expansions and Open Issues
  Hans-Georg Geissler
TQM as a Tool to Enquire into Cyclic Structures in Mental Timing

15:40 – 16:00 Coffee Break

  James T. Townsend, Jerome R. Busemeyer
What is the evidence for Quantum like Interference Effects in Perception?

Hans-Georg Geissler, Vygandas Vanagas Joachim Stebel
Cascaded Biological Rhythms in Human Cognition. A short virtual tour through hidden materials from the last 8 decades

17:00 – 17:40 Round Table Discussion

17:40 – 18:40 Poster Session 1

October 21st, 2010

Theme session:  
08:30 – 10:30 “Social Cognition: Psychophysics, Brain Imaging and Gender Effects”
Organiser: Marina Pavlova
  Arseny A. Sokolov, Samuel Krüger, Marina Pavlova
Sex Differences in Body Language Reading
  Kevin Pelphrey
Sex Differences in the Development of Brain Mechanisms for Social Perception
  D.E. Re, R. Whitehead, I.D. Stephen, D.I. Perrett
Colour Thresholds for Social Judgments about Health and Attractiveness
  Alice Mado Proverbio
Electrical Neuroimaging Evidences of Sex Differences in Social Cognition

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

Free Talks:  
11:00 – 11:20 Jiri Wackermann
Geometric-optical illusions: A Pedestrian's View of the Phenomenal Landscape
11:20 – 11:40 Tandra Ghose, Janelle Liu, Philip J. Kellman
Measuring Size of Never-Presented Object: Visual Object Formation through Spatiotemporal interpolation
11:40 – 12:00 Andrea Facoetti, Enrico Giora, Luca Ronconi, Milena Ruffino, Simone Gori
Children Affected by Developmental Dyslexia show Reduced Sensitivity to Visual Motion Illusions
12:00 – 12:20 Andrea Spoto, Davide Massidda, Alessia Bastianelli, Rossana Actis-Grosso, Giulio Vidotto
The Poggendorff Illusion with Anomalous Surfaces: A Comparison Between Constant Stimuli and the Adjusted Methods
12:20 – 12:40 Daniela Bressanelli, Simone Gori
From Impossible to Possible Thanks Motion: a New Transparency Effect
12:40 – 13:00 Simone Gori, Enrico Giora, Tiziano Agostini
The Strength of a Visual Illusion Measured by a Related Illusory Phenomenon

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (Courtesy of the Faculty of Psychology)

Free Talks:  
14:00 – 14:20 Vladimir Zotov, Samuel Shaky, Anthony A. J. Marley
Absolute Production as a -Possible- Method to Externalized the Properties of Context Dependent Internal Representation
14:20 – 14:40 Viktor Sarris, Petra Hauf
Relational Stimulus Generalization And Transposition In The Young Chickens' Psychophysics: Within Or Between Designing
14:40 – 15:00 Giovanni Battista Rossi, Francesco Crenna
Insight In Ratio Scales
15:00 – 15:20 José Lino Oliveria Bueno, Alexandre Mateus Moisés
How Does Lullabies Of Different Ethnicities Influenced The Subjective Time Estimation?
15:20 – 15:40 Hannes Eisler, Anna Eisler
Scalar Timing (Expectancy) Theory: A Comparison Between Prospective And Retrospective Duration

15:40 – 16:40 Coffee Break and Poster Session 2

16:40 – 18:10 Business Meeting

20:30 Gala Dinner (Palazzo Orsato-Lazzara-Giusti del Giardino, Via San Francesco, 87, downtown of Padua)

October 22nd, 2010

Theme session:  
09:00 – 11:00 Capturing Facial Expressions By Advanced Measurement Methods
Organisers: Galina V. Paramei & Armando de Oliveira
  Åse Innes-Ker, Fredrik Björklund, Patrik Bratkovic
Decoding Emotional Expressions: Interaction Of Perceived Race and Implicit Racial Preferences
  Armando de Oliveira, Ana Duarte, Nuno Teixeira, Miguel Oliveira
From Facial Features To Facial Expressions: A Functional Measurement Approach
  Bruno Rossion, Goedele Van Belle, Benjamin Votquenne, Philippe Lefèvre
Holistic Vs. Analytic Processing Of Facial Expression: Evidence From Gazecontingency And Acquired Prosopagnosia
  Galina V. Paramei, David L. Bimler, Tolga Aykut
Processing Chimeric Faces In Adolescents With Asperger Syndrome

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

Free Talks:  
11:30 – 11:50 Kirk N. Olsen, Catherine J. Stevens
On Cognitive And Sensory Explanations For Perceived Loudness Change In Response To Dynamic Acoustic Intensity
11:50 – 12:10 Yoshitaka Nakajima, Tsuyoshi Kuroda, Tomomi Terada
Auditory Events That Seem To Be Formed Illusorily From Offset Cue
12:10 – 12:30 Emi Hasuo, Yoshitaka Nakajima, Kazuo Ueda
Does Filled-Duration Illusion Take Place For Very Short Time Intervals?
12:30 – 12:50 Sasha Sokolov, Pietro Guardini, Paul Enck, Marina Pavlova
Abundant Primacy Effects In Magnitude Estimation Of Loudness With Invariant Stimulus Range

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch (Courtesy of the Faculty of Psychology)

Free Talks:  
14:00 - 14:20 Gerald S. Wasserman, Amanda R. Bolbecker, Jia Li, Corrinne C.M. Lim-Kessler
No Retinal Efference In Humans: An Urban Legend
14:20 – 14:40 Alba Grieco, Armando de Oliveria
The Locus Of Collinear Facilitation Effect in Texture Processing: An Early Or Late Cortical set?
14:40 - 15:00 Enrico Giora, Simone Gori
Sensitivity To Textural Statistics Affects The Perceived Size Of A Visual Object
15:00 – 15:20 Lior Cohen-Raz, Niva Goldstein, Yuval Wolf
Serial Rapes In The Eyes Of Potential Victims: Cognitive And Affective Reflections Of Continous Fear Of Abuse
15:20 – 15:40 Anne Giersch, Mitsouko van Assche, Weixin Wang, Laurence Lalanne
The Anticipation Mechanisms In Temporal Event-Coding?
15:40 – 16:00 Gabriel Boud-Bovy, Elia Gatti
The Contribution Of Proprioception And Touch To The Perception Of Weak Forces: Preliminary Results

16:00 – 17: 00 Coffee Break and Poster Session 3

Free Talks:  
17:00 - 17:20 Inbal Malachi, Yael Ben-Aarons, Yuval Wolf
Proximity To Terrorist Attacks In The Eyes Of Israeli Jews And Arabs
17:20 - 17:40 Daniela Di Menza, Chiara Gaino, Massimo Grassi Andrea Pavan
The Perception Of Approaching And Receding Audiovisual Objects
17:40 - 18:00 Pearl Guterman
Using VPython for Psychophysics

19:00 – 21:00 Closing Buffet (Courtesy of the Department of Applied Psychology - University of Padua. 3th floor Rinascente building, Piazza Garibaldi)

Guided Poster Session 1 – October 20th, 2010

  1. Amélie Pfäffli, Thomas H. Rammsayer.
    Evaluation Of The Equivalence Of Two Different Methods Of Threshold Estimations With Adaptive Psychophysical Procedures
  2. Christoph Zetzsche, Florian Röhrbein, Kerstin Schill.
    Weber’s Law And The Statistics Of The Natural Environment
  3. Mauro Antonelli, Verena Zudini.
    Fechner vs. Brentano: Their Unpublished Correspondence On Psychophysics
  4. Leonardo Gomes Bernardino, Bruno Marinho de Sousa, Sérgio Sheiji Fukusima.
    Psychophysical Method Comparison To Estimate Psychometric Functions For Visually Perceived Sizes.
  5. Sergio C. Masin, Stefano Rispoli.
    The Intuitive Law of Buoyancy
  6. Nuno De Sá Teixeira, Armando Mónica Oliveira.
    Aristotle Versus Philoponus: A Functional Approach To The Intuitive Physics Of Projectiles
  7. Birgitta Berglund, Anders Höglund.
    Psychophysics: Top-Down and Bottom-Up Enable ‘Measuring The Impossible
  8. Carmela Morabito, Mattia Della Rocca.
    Epistemological Models In Psychoacoustics: A Historical Overview
  9. Ana D. Silva, Armando M. Oliveira, Ricardo G. Viegas, Miguel Oliveira, Vladimiro Lourenço, Andres B. Gonçalves.
    The Cognitive Algebra Of Prototypical Expressions of Emotion In The Face: One Or Many Integration Rules?
  10. Ricardo G. Viegas, Armando M. Oliveira, Ana Garriga-Trillo.
    Loss Aversion And The Locus Of Nonlinearity In Decision Under Risk: A Test Between Prospect Theory And SP/A Theory With Functional Measurement
  11. Charalampos Karypidis, Antonia Colazo-Simon.
    Vowel Quality Decay And Perceptual Asymmetries In Light Of The Neutralization Hypothesis
  12. Marcello Maniglia, Andrea Pavan, Gianluca Campana, Clara Casco.
    Effects Of Fast Adaption With Complex Motion
  13. Hye Joo Han, Charles Viau-Quesnel, Zhuangzhuang Xi, Richard Schweickert, Claudette Fortin.
    Self-Timing In Memory And Visual Search Tasks
  14. Michele Sinico.
    Duration And Grouping In Auditory Events
  15. Valentina Robol, Clara Casco.
    Contextual Influences In Texture-Edge Discrimination
  16. Yaniv Mama, Daniel Algom.
    Salient Task-Irrelevant Stimuli Disrupt Orthogonal Information But Enhance Correlated Information
  17. Chihiro Saito, Tadayuki Tayama.
    The Mechanism Of Interval Timing: Learning And Generalization Effect of Inaccurate Feedback
  18. Leonardo Gomes Bernardino, Bruno Marinho de Sousa, Sérgio Sheiji Fukusima.
    Brief Exposure Of Pictorial Depth Cues Affects Perceived Sizes
  19. Merav Ben Nathan, Daniel Algom.
    Roving Versus Fixed Standard In Numerical Comparisons: The Distance Effect Revisited
  20. Roberta Cermisoni, Rossana Actis-Grosso, Natale Stucchi, Mauro Antonelli.
    Space And Time In Benussi Tau Effect

Guided Poster Session 2 – October 21st, 2010

  1. Michele Vicovaro, Luigi Burigana.
    The Linear Integration Model Of The Size-Weight Illusion: Estimating Its Parameters By Optimal Linear Separation
  2. Miguel Pereira Oliveira, Armando M. Oliveira.
    The Joint Action Of Severity And Prevalence Of Drug Adverse Effects On Selfmedication Propensity: Varying The Information Presentation Format
  3. Giovanni B. Vicario, Atsushi Sakai.
    Temporal Segregation of Superposed Tones
  4. Florian Kattner, Wolfgang Ellermeier.
    Emotional Valence And Psychoacoustics Of Irrelevant Speech
  5. Grazia Caporusso, Riccardo Luccio.
    Phenomenal Influences On Fröhlich Effect
  6. Nuno De Sá Teixeira, Timothy Hubbard.
    Auditory Motion And Visual Representational Momentum: Effects Of Response Measure
  7. Massimo Nucci, Giovanni Galfano, Massimiliano Pastore.
    Efficient Or Inefficient Processing Of Shadows? A Change Of Blindness Study
  8. Patricia Stahn, Daniel Oberfeld.
    Sequential Streaming Reduces The Effect Of Non-Simultaneous Masking On Auditory Intensity Resolution
  9. Francisco C. Nather, José L. Oliveira Bueno, Daniela C. Carvalho De Abreu, Matheus Machado Gomes.
    Body Movements And Timing Estimation Related To Visual Observation Of Different Images Representing Distinct Body Positions
  10. Werner Ehm, Michael Bach, Jürgen Kornmeier.
    Variability In Gamma Activity During Observation Of Ambiguous Figures
  11. Thomas H. Rammsayer.
    The Effects Of Sensory Modality And Type Of Task On Discrimination Of Durations ranging from 400 to 1,400 milliseconds
  12. Judith Haldemann, Thomas H. Rammsayer.
    A New Procedure For Psychophysical Assessment Of Performance On Coincidence Timing: Evaluating The Effects On Duration Of Target Presentation And Target Masking
  13. Elisabet Borg, Sofia Granberg.
    A Pilot Study To Validate The Borg CR100 (centiMax) Scale®, On Mentally Stressful Stimuli
  14. Elisabet Borg, Mats E. Nilsson.
    A Study Of Range Effects For The Borg CR100 (centiMax) Scale® And Magnitude Estimation In Loudness
  15. Katharina Weiß, Ingrid Scharlau.
    Temporal Order Judgments - A Sensitive Measure For Measuring Perceptual Latency?
  16. Marco Tommasi, Silvia Errico.
    Frequency Effects And Measurement Of Geographical Competence
  17. Thomas Lachmann, Cees van Leeuwen.
    Representational Economy, Not Processing Speed, Determines Preferred Processing Strategy
  18. Vered Shakuf, Daniel Algom, Yaakov Kareev.
    True To Life. The Role Of Base Rate And Word-Color Correlation In Engendering The Failure Of Selective Attention
  19. Alessandro Carlini, Rossana Actis-Grosso, Thierry Pozzo.
    Localizing Objects In Space And Time: A Computational Model Based On A Predictive Mechanism
  20. Roberto Burro, Ivana Bianchi, Ugo Savardi
    Experimental Phenomenology And Phenomenological Psychophysics: The Perceptions Of Contraries

Guided Poster Session 3 – October 22nd, 2010

  1. Tonya S. Pixton, Mats P. Englund, Åke Hellström.
    Perceived Degree And Detectability Of Facial Happiness And Angriness: The Role Of Particular Stimuli
  2. Beatriz Gil-Gómez de Liaño, Juan Botella, David Pascual-Ezama.
    The Effects Of Memory Load In Visual Search Are Modulated By The Similarity Between The Materials Involved
  3. Marco Vicentini, Marco Righele, Davide Zerbato, Diego Dall’Alba, Debora Botturi.
    Measuring Pliable Perception Capabilities In Teleoperated And Virtual Environments
  4. Rossana Actis-Grosso, Giovanni B. Vicario, Mario Zanforlin.
    Apparent Transparency In Motion: Visual Phantoms And The Rosenbach Effect
  5. Michele Scandola, Alessia Bastianelli, Maria G. Panetta, Elisa Moretto.
    A Comparison Between The Adjustment And Staircase Methods For Evaluating Body Size Distortion And Body Dissatisfaction.
  6. Davide Massidda, Alessia Bastianelli, Chiara Mazzone.
    Perceptual Body Distortion And Body Dissatisfaction: A Study Using Adjustable Partial Image Distortion
  7. Lucia Regolin, Orsola R. Salva, Elena Mascalzoni.
    Sensitivity To Social Visual Cues In The Domestic Chick
  8. Deirdre Twomey, Mark Glennon, Mark A. Elliott.
    Electrophysiological Correlates Of Flicker-Induced Form Hallucinations
  9. Simon Grondin, Tsuyoshi Kuroda, Takako Mitsudo
    Effect On Duration Categorization Of The Space Between Tactile Stimuli Marking Empty Time Intervals
  10. Yuki Ashitaka, Hiroyuki Shimada.
    Stroop Effect With Synonymous Homographic Heterophonemic Words in Japanese Kanji
  11. Hiroyuki Shimada, Yuki Ashitaka.
    Are Stroop Facilitation And Interference Effects Enhanced By An Accompanying Auditory Word?
  12. Olga Daneyko, Tiziano Agostini, Daniele Zavagno.
    Robustness Of The Munsell Scale With Regards To Luminance Changes On Its Backgrounds
  13. Custódio Vagner, Duarte Edison, Almeida José , Gorla José , Elias Robson, Menon Mario.
    Navigation Of People With Visual Impairment In Natural Areas: A Study Through Independent Trekking With Adapted Remote Accompaniment
  14. José Alfredo Lacerda de Jesus, Rosana Maria Tristão, Marcos Vinícius de Oliveira, Naiara Viudes, Mariana Afflalo, Leticia Marçal.
    Psychophysical Scales For Pain And Skin Conductance As Indicators Of Acute Pain In The Neonate
  15. Mats P. Englund, Åke Hellström.
    Semantic Structure Causes Stimulus-Valence Dependent Presentation-Order Effects In Preference Comparisons
  16. Yves Lacouture.
    Long-term Representations In Absolute Identification
  17. Giulia Parovel, Daniela Bressanelli.
    Comic Perception And Incongruent Causal Events: The Role Of Paradoxical Animacy
  18. Paul Mulcahy, Orsola Rosa Salva, Mark A. Elliott, Lucia Regolin.
    Structural Imbalance And Aesthetic Preference In Domestic Chicks
  19. Anna Eisler, Hannes Eisler.
    Time Perception In Children: Empirical Studies In A Developmental Approach
  20. Michael Davis Tira, Oliver Lindemann.
    Operational Momentum in Numerosity Production Judgment of Multi-Digit Number Problems, Evidence for Analogue Magnitude System