Schedule of Events


5:30 PM-6:00 PM        Welcome reception

6:00 PM                         Conference dinner

7:30 PM-9:00 PM         Poster Session 1


7:00 AM-8:30 AM          Breakfast

9:00 AM-10:15 AM       Keynote Speaker: Russell Epstein, Ph.D. Introduction by Steven Weisberg

10:15 AM-10:30 AM     Coffee Break

10:30 AM-12:00 PM     Paper Session 1: Development and Education (4 papers—see list below) 

12:00 PM-1:00 PM       Lunch

1:00 PM-2:30 PM         Poster Session 2

2:30 PM-4:00 PM         Panel Discussion: Conceptualizing Space,  Moderator: Mary Hegarty                                                                                                                                                   (Panel: Werner Kuhn, Nora Newcombe, Dan Montello, Anjan Chatterjee)

4:00 PM-4:30 PM         Break

4: 30 PM-6:00 PM        Paper Session 2: Individual Differences (4 papers—see list below) 

7:00 PM                         Barbecue Dinner


7:00 AM-8:30 AM          Breakfast

9:00 AM-10:15 AM       Keynote Speaker: Benjamin Kuipers, Ph.D., Introduction by Daniel Montello

10:15 AM-10:30 AM     Coffee Break

10:30 AM-12:00 PM     Panel Discussion: Using VR in Studying Navigation, Moderated by Christoph Holscher and Steve Weisberg (Panel: Elizabeth Charastil, Thomas Wolbers, Nicholas Giudice and Sarah Creem-Regehr)

12:00 PM-1:00 PM       Lunch

1:00 PM-2:30 PM         Poster Session 3

2:30 PM-4:20 PM         Paper Session 3: Navigation (5 papers—see list below) 

4:20 PM-5:00 PM         Break

5:00 PM-6:00 PM         Open Discussion: The Future of the SC Conferences, Moderated by Christoph Holscher and Daniel Montello

7:00 PM                         Conference Dinner


7:00 AM-8:30 AM          Breakfast

9:00 AM-10:30 AM       Keynote Speaker: Asifa Majid, Ph.D., Introduction by Nora Newcombe

10:30 AM-12:20 PM     Paper Session 4: Language and Space (5 papers—see list below) 


Paper Sessions

Paper Session 1: Development and Education

Chair: Holly Taylor

Hilary Miller and Vanessa Simmering. Multiple Factors Contributing to Children’s Use of the Intrinsic Reference Frame in Spatial Recall

Emily G. Peterson, Adam Green, Bob Kolvoord, Daniel Goldman, Emily Hollenback and David Uttal. Childhood & Adolescent Spatial Activities, Spatial Ability, and Spatial Habits of Mind

Wenke Möhring Masami Ishihara and Andrea Frick. Interaction Between Space and Number Representations in 1st-Graders

Michal Berkowitz and Elsbeth Stern. The Predictive Power of Spatial Abilities among High Ability STEM Students 

Paper Session 2: Individual Differences

Chair: Tim McNamara

Aaron Gardony and Holly Taylor. Oscillatory EEG Dynamics Reveal Cognitive Strategies in the Mental Rotation Task

Ineke van der Ham, Suze de Zeeuw and Merel Braspenning. Is Order Memory of Routes Temporal or Spatial? An Individual Differences Study

Alexander Boone, Xinyi Gong, David Sañosa and Mary Hegarty. Individual Differences in Navigation Efficiency and Strategy using the Dual Solution Paradigm

Kyle Gagnon, Sarah Creem-Regehr, Jeanine Stefanucci and Elizabeth Cashdan. Do Sex Differences in Mobility Explain Sex Differences in Navigation?

Paper Session 3: Navigation

Chair: Thomas Wolbers

Helen Elizabeth Davis and Elizabeth Cashdan. Spatial Cognition and Learning Among Children and Adults in a Traditional and Transitioning Population, the Tsimane of Bolivia.

Verena Schnitzler, Iva Barisic and Christoph Hölscher. Indoor Navigation with Digital Mobile Maps: Map Interactions, and Influence on Visual Attention, Spatial Learning and Wayfinding Efficiency

Hengshan Li and Nicholas Giudice. Assessment of Multi-Level Structural and Topological Properties on Cognitive Map Development in Multi-Level Built Environments

Elizabeth Chrastil, Katherine Sherrill, Sarah Izen and Chantal Stern. Neural Mechanisms of Human Path Integration

Michael Craig, Michaela Dewar, Matthew Harris, Sergio Della Salla and Thomas Wolbers. A Neurobiologically Inspired Approach to Enhance Navigational Abilities in Humans

Paper Session 4: Language and Space

Chair: Heather Burte

Kevin Holmes, Kelsey Moty and Terry Regier. Categorical Perception of Spatial Relations: A Cross-Linguistic Difference

Thora Tenbrink and Holly Taylor. How Cultural Background Affects Running Route Descriptions

Stacy Doore, Kate Beard and Nicholas Giudice. A Room with a (Verbal) View: Spatial Linguistic Structures Supporting Indoor Scene Descriptions

Nikhil Krishnaswamy and James Pustejovsky. Multimodal Semantic Simulations of Linguistically Underspecified Motion Events

Miles Hatfield, Caroline Reilhac, Hannah Cowley and Michael McCloskey. A Developmental Deficit Impairs Representation of the Left and Right Sides of the Body