Due to the current situation of COVID-19 Pandemic, it is with regret that we must announce that Fechner Day 2020 will be postponed. At present, we plan to hold the meeting in Ottawa in October 2021 at the same location. When we have specific dates , we will provide you with information.
2019 30th October –2nd November 2019
The 35th annual meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics will take place in Antalya, Turkey. The meeting will be held at the Faculty of Letters, Akdeniz (the Mediterranean) University, Antalya, Turkey between October 30th and November 2nd, and is organised in collaboration with Dr. Evrim Gülbetekin and staff of the Department of Psychology at Akdeniz Üniversitesi. Please note that this is a second, but final date change, while the conference venue is also changed. The meeting will now not be held between November 2nd and 6th. The slight change in date is due to a confluence of meetings at the time of the anniversary of the founding of psychophysics and is organised to fall largely over the weekend to maximise opportunities to attend.
Mark A. Elliott (National University of Ireland Galway ) and
Evrim Gülbetekin (Akdeniz Üniversitesi) (joint meeting chairs)
Sophia Arndt (National University of Ireland Galway: website management)
Ece Varlık Özsoy (Akdeniz Üniversitesi: registration and accommodation Regfd19@gmail.com)
Naomi du Bois (Ulster University and National University of Ireland Galway: editorial assistance Submissionfd19@gmail.com)
Seda Bayraktar (Akdeniz Üniversitesi: Turkish registrants Localregfd19@gmail.com)
Aydin Civilidag (Akdeniz Üniversitesi: Middle East registrants Localregfd19@gmail.com)
Mahperi Hekimoglu (Akdeniz Üniversitesi)
Başar Demir (Akdeniz Üniversitesi)
Ayca Ozen (Akdeniz Üniversitesi)
General Information, please email us here: Infofd19@gmail.com
Sophia Arndt, a doctoral candidate at Galway University, created a Fechner Day group on LinkedIn. She would like to invite those interested in psychophysics to join. The group address is:
Robert (Bob) Teghtsoonian was not only a founding member of the International Society for Psychophysics. From the very beginning, his continuous and lively engagement in the progress of the Society was outstanding: No one else had a stronger formative influen
ce on the ISP. It was one of his major concerns to encourage young scientists and to facilitate their integration into the scientific community. Bob never put himself at the center of things. And as everybody experienced his honest interest in people and their ideas, people around him felt secure and indeed were. Bob had the uncanny ability to create an atmosphere for open and unprejudiced exchange of ideas. Whatever the occasion, he always found the right words, the right wine, and the right humor along with his inimitable welcoming smile. We experienced much of this atmosphere at the Fechner Days. I also believe it was largely due to his efforts that the Fechner Days did not degenerate into vanity but remained one of the very few academic meetings which facilitated a personal exchange of thoughts from an equal stance in an accepting atmosphere. We will miss his constant attentiveness and support, his refreshing contributions and scientific impulses.
Text: Fritz Müller
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The 33rd annual meeting of the international society for Psychophysics was held in Fukuoka, Japan, 22-26 October 2017.
See more information at the official website.
The following PDF is Irina Skotnikova’s PowerPoint presented at Quebec, in which you may find useful information regarding to Fechner Day 2016 in Moscow.
Fechner Day 2016 – the 32nd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics
The 32nd meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics (ISP) was held in Moscow, Russia, 15th – 20th of August, 2016.
Carleton University, Canada
Our very distinguished and long-standing member, Professor William (“Bill”) M. Petrusic has left us. He died on Dec. 12, 2014, at the age of 75. He is survived by his wife Elaine and his three children, Michele, Michael, and Christopher. Bill co-hosted Fechner Day 2012 in Ottawa, Canada, which sadly was his last appearance at the annual ISP conference.
Born in Hazeldell, Saskatchewan, on May 18, 1939, Bill received a BA in psychology from the University of British Columbia in 1961, an MA in mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1963, and a PhD in psychology from the University of Michigan in 1968 (where he was supervised by Clyde Coombs). After a stint at the University of British Columbia, he joined the Psychology Department at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada as a professor in 1970 (eventually becoming a Distinguished Researcher and Professor Emeritus in 2004) where he remained until his untimely passing.
Bill’s body of scientific work encompassed (exactly) 50 publications that addressed numerous issues of key importance to psychophysical and psychological researchers. His early published research focussed on the scaling of response time latencies and the study of short-term memory. In the late 70s, Bill published a large number of studies with his student Don Jamieson that dealt with important issues within such areas as duration judgement, preference judgement, and symbolic magnitude judgment (where, hopefully, the major aspect common to all of that work is self-evident). The late 80s and 90s led to a second large body of publications co-authored by another prolific student and eventual close colleague and friend, Joe Baranski. This period yielded seminal work on the semantic congruity effect, memory psychophysics, and the rendering of confidence. Finally, during the last 10 years, Sam Shaki and myself co-authored a number of studies with Bill that served to provide a wealth of novel results pertaining to both the semantic congruity effect and the spatial-numerical association of response codes (or SNARC) effect.
Bill has left behind an enduring legacy, both as a scientist and person, which a great number of the students he has mentored over the years would love to be able to emulate. His dedication to basic scientific work and the development of theory in mathematical terms inspired the people he collaborated with and solidified a place for him in the field as a serious and important researcher. I know that I, along with many others, will dearly miss hashing out research designs and theoretical standpoints with Bill (in addition to numerous discussions surrounding the merits of various 60s-era musical performers).
Keywords: unfolding; stochastic; Dylan; Hays; memory; TOE; reference point; power law; mental rotation; feedback; counting; transitivity; analogue; difference threshold; CVC; cross-over; speed-accuracy; latency-probability; discrete accumulator; slow-and-fast guessing; hard-easy; calibration; context; evidence accrual; comparative instructions; mental number line
* E-mail: Craig.LethSteensen@carleton.ca