Registration for the 2023 Annual Meeting

In order to better plan our annual meeting, we kindly ask you to complete the registration form below until 30.09.2022. Thank you for your cooperation!

If you realize at a later point that your details have changed (e.g. you want to take part in another workshop etc.), just fill out this form again – we will consider the latest update. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at


DGS and Deaf Awareness Workshop (Liona Paulus)

To be updated

Salience Workshop (Heinrich R. Liesefeld)

An inherent challenge posed for research employing natural images or other non-highly abstract visual stimulus material is that any experimental manipulation between stimulus sets is confounded with unintended differences (this also applies to research using existing material, such as corpus studies, of course). A prime example of this oftentimes unavoidable issue is that one stimulus set might be more salient or contains more salient regions than the other, so that any observed difference between the sets is prone to an alternative explanation in terms of salience. 

To handle this problem, it is crucial to understand what salience actually is and what cognitive processes it can affect. Only with this background knowledge can we attempt to account for differences in salience, re-design stimuli or other aspects of the experimental setup to attenuate salience effects, or write convincing rebuttal letters.

Thus, the goals of this one-day workshop are (a) to convey the basic definition and theoretical background on salience, (b) relate these to modern theories of visual attention, and (c) discuss several variables that are known to modulate salience effects as discovered by empirical work in experimental psychology. In a hands-on session, we will apply this knowledge to specific stimuli that are (planned to be) employed by individual projects from the DFG Priority Programme ViCom.

The contents of the workshop are not set in stone. A mixture of theory and practical sessions is possible. However, if, for example, more theory is desired than practice, that is also feasible.

How to PhD Workshop (Sabine Preusse)