ESF Research Conferences

ESF-EMBO Symposium


Chaired by


Vrije Universiteit AmsterdamFaculty of Human Movement SciencesAmsterdamNetherlands


Philipps-University MarburgFaculty of PhysicsDepartment of NeurophysicsMarburgGermany


6-11 October 2007 


Hotel Eden Roc, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain
The conference will take place in Sant Feliu de Guixols, on the Spanish Costa Brava, 120 km north of Barcelona and 30 km south of Girona. Group transportation will be arranged from/to Barcelona airport, on arrival and departure days.

Final Programme & List of Accepted Participants

There is a long tradition of studying perception independent of motor control. The main interaction that has received much attention is the transformation from sensory information to motor output. However, there are some remarkable recent findings in the last decade that suggest that voluntary movement plays a key role in visual perception. Examples are the role of cortical motor areas in perception (mirror neurones), target mislocalisation associated with saccades, and the effect of prism adaptation on hemispatial neglect. Voluntary movements play also an important role in other modalities, such as haptics.

The aim of this conference is to bring together experienced and young researchers from various disciplines (psychology, biology, neuroscience, physics) that are interested in the perceptual consequences of motor action.
Time will be alloted to poster presentations (to be selected from abstracts).

Final Programme PDF (183 KB) Last Updated 27-September-2007
List of Invited Speakers & Accepted Participants

Abstracts, Posters & Short Oral Contributions

There will be no short talks. Abstracts accepted as posters are listed here:
List of Accepted Posters Word (292KB) PDF (167KB) Last Updated 6-August-2007

Posters can be fixed with blue tack or tape onto poster panels. Poster size should be no more than 130 cm high x 130 cm wide. Use letters and drawings that can be read from approximately 100 cm distance.

Group Transportation & Practical Information Guide

Detailed information on all practical aspects of the conference (access to site, registration & fee payments, accommodation, travel reimbursements...) is available from the Practical Information Guide. Please read it fully and carefully...

Practical Information Guide PDF (196 KB) Last Updated 6-August-2007

Three buses will be arranged on arrival day from Barcelona airport to Sant Feliu. The journey takes approximately 90 minutes, depending on traffic.

Bus departure times – Saturday 6 October: 16.00 and 17.30 and 18.30

Airport departure point: the buses will wait in the special bus parking area located just before the A terminal. Each bus has been requested to be at the meeting point 20-30 minutes before scheduled departure. The coaches will have a sign in the window indicating “ESF Research Conferences” for easy recognition.

Group transportation back to Barcelona airport will be arranged in a similar way for the departure day.

Bus departure times – Thursday 11 October: 12.30 and 13.30

Please note that SINGLE accommodation can only be guaranteed to invited speakers. All other participants will have to share a TWIN room. In case single rooms would become available at the time of the conference, rooms will be attributed on a “first come, first served” basis. Only the TWIN conference fee should be paid to the ESF when registering. The supplement for single should be paid to the venue directly. Should you wish to be put on waiting list for single accommodation, please contact Ms. Anne Blondeel-Oman.

Conference Fees


What the fees cover

EUR 850

conference, meals and single room

EUR 750

conference, meals and twin OR double room

EUR 510

non-resident: conference, meals (no room)

Note: Participants working for private industries (to the exception of Invited Speakers) are requested to pay an additional EUR 190 to the above fees.

Some grants available for young researchers to cover the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs. Grant requests should be made by ticking appropriate field(s) in the paragraph "Grant application" of the application form.

Registration Form

All participants - including speakers & session chairs - are kindly expected to confirm their attendance (and, when applicable, to pay the conference fee) by filling in a Registration Form.
Closing date for registration & fee payment: 7 September 2007

ESF Contact

Senior Conference Officer

Phone: +32 (0)2 533 2020
Fax: +32 (0)2 538 8486
Please quote 07-226 in any correspondence.


This conference is organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF) in partnership with the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO).