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The Society for Mathematical Psychology promotes the advancement and communication of research in mathematical psychology and related disciplines. Mathematical psychology is broadly defined to include work of a theoretical character that uses mathematical methods, formal logic, or computer simulation. The official journals of the society are Journal of Mathematical Psychology and Computational Brain & Behavior.

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Australasion Mathematical Psychology (AMP) Conference

This is a preliminary announcement for the next Australasian Mathematical Psychology (AMP) Conference, which will be held in:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

February 18-20, 2011

The conference will run on Friday and Saturday (18 & 19 February) and will be followed by a day of free workshops sponsored by The University of Melbourne’s Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences  research domain on Sunday (20 February).  The topic of the workshops and presenters will be announced shortly.

For all details, please visit

The conference will take place at the University of Melbourne, accommodation will be available at a special conference rate of A$139/night for a double room at the Ibis Hotel (details below). There are several alternative options for accommodation in addition to the conference hotel, most within walking distance, that suit a range budgets, including backpacker hostels (Global Backpackers). There will be a conference dinner on the 19th (Saturday).

AMPC2011 promises to have many interesting talks from local and international experts, so please join us in Melbourne next February.

Registration costs are $99 (full) or $49 (students), which will include morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea on both conference days and the workshop day. Registration will open shortly, and the deadline for submission of abstracts is January 15, 2011.

For more information, visit the website (, or send an email to one of the organizers: Daniel Little ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or David Sewell ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).


Prize News from MP2010

Some breaking news on awards from the current Mathematical Psychology Conference in Portland.

  • The 2010 winner of the William K. Estes Early Career Award is Janne V. Kujala, from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
  • The 2010 winner of the Outstanding Paper in the Journal of Mathematical Psychology award is Diederik Aerts, of the Free University Brussels, for his paper "Quantum Structures in Cognition".
  • The 2010 winner of the best student poster on a cognitive science topic, sponsored by the Cognitive Science Society, is Kenneth Olson, from Ohio State University, for his poster "Bayesian Hierarchical Model Evaluation for the Receiver Operating Characteristic in Recognition Memory".

Congratulations to all three winners!

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