By invitation only

New perspectives on visual working memory: function, content, control, capacity and architecture.

27 June 2019  -  28 June 2019
Trippenhuis KNAW, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam
+31 20 551 0767
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A colloquium devoted to the visual working memory. National and international experts within this field of research at the interface of cognitive and neurosciences explain the most recent scientific developments.

The working memory ensures that people can adapt flexibly to complex environments. In the past two decades, there has been a huge increase in research into the visual working memory.

This development reflects the growing insight that the working memory is crucial to important cognitive processes, such as visual attention, cognitive control and awareness. All this has resulted in lively debates about the function, content, control and capacity of the visual working memory, as well as the underlying neural architecture.

The aim of this colloquium is to facilitate and encourage these debates.

International experts

  • Ed Awh, University of Chicago
  • Rosanne Rademaker, University of California San Diego
  • Brad Postle, University of Wisconsin
  • Yaoda Xu, Harvard University
  • Andrew Hollingworth, University of Iowa
  • Mark Stokes, Oxford University
  • Martin Rolfs, University of Berlin
  • Klaus Oberauer, University of Zurich
  • Sebastian Schneegans, University of Cambridge
  • Thomas Christophel, University of Berlin
  • Nahid Zokaei, Oxford University
  • Darinka Trübutschek, Neurospin Paris
  • Kirsten Adam, University of California San Diego
  • Candice Morey, Cardiff University
  • Freek van Ede, Oxford University
  • Matthew Self, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience
  • Rebecca Forster, University of Bielefeld
  • Surya Gayet, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Chris Olivers, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Stefan van der Stigchel, Utrecht University
  • Floris de Lange, Radboud University Nijmegen


Professor Stefan van der Stigchel (Utrecht University and member of the Young Academy) and Professor Chris Olivers (VU University)