phd existence

The 9th annual conference will be held from 21st to 22nd January 2019

Dear colleagues,

We would like to sincerely invite you to actively participate on the 9th year of the conference (not only) about and for PhD students called PhD Existence. The conference will take place in the term from 21st to 22nd January 2019 in the heart of historical university city Olomouc, Czech Republic. We invite you to contribute either in the form of an oral presentation, a workshop or a poster. The specifications of each type of contribution are stated on the PhD Existence webpage under the Registration tab. Like every year, we will apply for the Web of Science indexing of the conference proceedings, in which we have so far been successful; therefore, your contribution may gain value and scientific impact beyond mere conference presentation.

The conference topic this year is Body and Mind, since we should not forget in psychology that, expressed in words of Sir Kenneth Robinson, the body is not a mere transport for the head. Body and mind are mutual partners, which is often heard especially in psychology (be it from the field of psychosomatic approaches or the areas of psychophysiological research).

If you would like to attend the conference passively, we will gladly welcome you in Olomouc as well. The PhD Existence represents a welcome opportunity for many researchers to meet colleagues from both the academic and practical background. Therefore, even a passive attendance has much to offer.

We look forward to meeting you in Olomouc!

The proceedings from PhD Existence 2017 were indexed in WoS.

You can find the 2018 proceedings here.

Programme

Confirmed keynote speakers

Dear participants,
it is our great pleasure to announce that our invitation was accepted by three scientists from Université Libre de Bruxelles – Emilie Caspar, Santiago Muñoz Moldes and Lars Keuninckx – who study consciousness (and its connection to the body) within a research group called CO3 (Consciousness, Cognition & Computation Group). Make sure you don’t miss their presentations!

Emilie Caspar
How using brain-machine interfaces influences the human sense of agency

Santiago Muñoz Moldes
Title: Self-evaluation and self-regulation of brain and body states: evidence from neurofeedback-guided motor imagery and cardiac feedback training

Lars Keuninckx
Title: From toy model neuron to consciousness

Transport, Food and Accommodation

TRANSPORT

Conference venue: Konvikt – the Arts Centre of Palacký University Olomouc (Univerzitní 3, 771 80 Olomouc)

PARTICIPANTS TRAVELLING BY PLANE

Olomouc does not have an airport, but is easily accessible by train from Prague. After arriving to Prague Airport, you can take the Airport Express bus directly to the Prague train station. From there, you can take a train to Olomouc with one of three major railway companies: České dráhy, RegioJet or Leo Express. Please note, that travelling on most trains requires a seat reservation, which can be made on the respective company’s website. For further directions, see the following paragraph.

PARTICIPANTS TRAVELLING BY TRAIN

From the main train station in Olomouc, take tram no. 2, 4 or 6. Get off at tram stop Náměstí Republiky (cca 5 minutes), cross the street and continue along the tram rails for about 30 metres. After that, take left turn to slightly rising Univerzitní street. You can use Telepizza restaurant at the corner of the Univerzitní street. Continue along the street and enter first gate on the left.

PARTICIPANTS TRAVELLING BY BUS

From the bus station, take an underground passage to the tram station and take tram no. 4. Get off at tram stop Náměstí Republiky (cca 5 minutes), cross the street and continue along the tram rails for about 30 metres. After that, take left turn to slightly rising Univerzitní street. You can use Telepizza restaurant at the corner of the Univerzitní street. Continue along the street and enter first gate on the left.

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Organizers

PROGRAMME AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Organizer:

Department of Psychology
Faculty of Arts
Palacký University Olomouc

The conference is endorsed by:

prof. PhDr. Zdeněk Pechal, CSc.
dean of the Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc

Doc. PhDr. Matúš Šucha, Ph.D.
head of the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc

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