• Psychonomic Society Select-Speaker Awards

    The Psychonomic Society Select-Speaker Awards are designed to showcase exceptional research by 10 Members.  Each award winner will be given the unique opportunity to present his or her research in a spoken session during the conference and will be provided travel funds.  Only Members of the Psychonomic Society are eligible for these awards.  Fellows, Emeritus Members, and Student Members are not eligible.

    The Program Committee is responsible for the extremely difficult task of selecting the top 10 abstracts submitted for a Psychonomic Society Select-Speaker Award. The main criteria for selection are overall quality of research, theoretical impact, and methodological rigor. Previous award winners more than satisfied these criteria and collectively represent an exciting and diverse range of research topics, including attention, memory, learning, judgment and decision making, and language processing.

    The Psychonomic Society Select-Speaker Awards are now an annual award program. All Members are encouraged to apply for the award next year.

    Purpose

    The purpose of the Psychonomic Society Select-Speaker Awards is to highlight exceptional research by Members at the Annual Meeting. Recipients will present their work as a talk rather than a poster and receive $1,500 to cover travel expenses. All Members of the Psychonomic Society who have paid their 2014 dues are eligible for a Psychonomic Society Select-Speaker Award.

    Submissions are now closed for 2014.

    To apply for a Psychonomic Society Select-Speaker Award, Members may submit an abstract using the regular online submission program. However, to be eligible for an Award, abstracts must be submitted by May 15, 2015 (the deadline for regular submissions is June 1, 2015). Also, applicants must check a box on the Presentation Page of the submission program to indicate interest in applying for a Psychonomic Society Select-Speaker Award. Finally, applicants are required to submit a brief summary of their research, emphasizing exceptional aspects of the work. In the tradition of the Society, both methodological rigor and theoretical impact will garner recognition. Applicants are asked to prepare a PDF, consisting of a research summary (1,000 word maximum), followed by a page with one figure or table, and a page for references.

    Award selections will be made by the Program Committee. Award recipients will be informed in July. The $1,500 stipend will be awarded after the spoken paper has been presented at the Annual Meeting.

    Specific Details
    The PDF should include the Member’s name, a title of the presentation, and a word count for the summary (not counting the title, author, or reference list). The font size should be no smaller than 11. The PDF should be named using the author’s name in the following format: Smith_Samuel_E.

    If the abstract is selected for the Psychonomic Society Select-Speaker Award, the paper will be assigned to a spoken session. The authors and the 150-word abstract that are submitted in the online submission system will be used in the program. Include all information that is asked for in the online submission system even if you are applying for a Select-Speaker Award.

    Abstracts that are not selected for Psychonomic Society Select-Speaker Awards will be treated in the usual way, using the priorities for presentation. Members’ abstracts are assigned after all Fellow members who wish spoken papers have been placed on the program, so abstracts not selected for a Psychonomic Society Select-Speaker Award probably will be assigned as posters. However, Members should indicate their preferences (poster or spoken paper) by checking the appropriate box in the online submission program.

    For further information concerning the Psychonomic Society Select-Speaker Awards, please contact the contact the Secretary-Treasurer, Ruth Maki at rmaki@email.arizona.edu.

  • 2014 Psychonomic Society
    Speaker-Select Award Recipients

    Magdalena Abel
    Regensburg University
    Area: Human Learning and Instruction
    Title: Sleep Benefits Memories after Restudy, but not after Retrieval Practice: Evidence for the Distribution-based Bifurcation Model of the Testing Effect

    Brian A. Anderson
    Johns Hopkins University
    Area: Attention
    Title: Value-Driven Attentional Capture is Modulated by Spatial Context

    Stephanie Borrie
    Arizona State University
    Area: Speech Perception
    Title: Computational Modelling of Conversational Entrainment: A Novel Framework for examining Spoken Interaction in Communication Disorders

    Zhicheng Lin
    University of Washington
    Area: Consciousness
    Title: When Weaker is Stronger: Robust Attentional Orienting and Alerting Evoked by Subliminal, but Not Supraliminal, Cues

    Lynn K. Perry
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Area: Meaning/Semantics
    Abstract: How Language Dynamically Structure our Concepts: Evidence from Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

    Elizabeth R. Schotter
    University of California, San Diego
    Area: Letter/Word Procession
    Title: Toward a New Theory of Reading:  Independent and Joint Effects of Context, Parafoveal Preview, and Foveal Information

    Thomas Töllner
    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
    Area: Neural Mechanisms of Cognition
    Titlet: Distractor Templates: Predicting Stimulus Surround Biases Focal-attentional Selection of High, But Not Intermediate and Low, Salient Targets

    Joseph Toscano
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Area: Speech Perception
    Title: Speech Sound Encoding in the Brain Measured Using Fast Diffuse Optical Imaging

    Jennifer Trueblood
    University of California, Irvine
    Area: Reasoning/Problem Solving
    Title: A Quantum Probability Approach to Human Causal Reasoning

    Evie Vergauwe
    University of Missouri-Columbia
    Area: Working Memory
    Title: Tracing Thoughts Through the Probe-Span Task: Microanalytic Evidence That People Mentally Refresh Items in Working Memory