Announcements of Interest to SPR Members

Cardiovascular Reactivity: The Effects of Psychological Stress on Health

Dear Society for Psychophysiological Research,

I am writing on behalf on the Behavioral Medicine Group in the School of Sport, Exercise, and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham, UK. We are hosting a one-day conference entitled "Cardiovascular Reactivity: The Effects of Psychological Stress on Health" on June 12th, 2014 at the University and are wondering if your society would be willing to help us promote this conference either by placing information on your website and/or social media outlets. The conference is free and is being sponsored by the British Heart Foundation. Keynote speakers include: Professor Andrew Steptoe (University College London), Professor Douglas Carroll (University of Birmingham), and Professor William Lovallo (University of Oklahoma). I have attached a promotional flyer to this email that contains more information about the conference. We believe that this conference represents a great opportunity for both senior researchers and young investigators alike to share research and foster collaboration. Any help you can provide would be much appreciated. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Wishes,

Ryan Brindle
Post Graduate Researcher
University of Birmingham
School of Sport, Exercise, and Rehabilitation Sciences
Birmingham, UK B15 2TT
Tel: +44 121 414 8745

Office of Science and Technology Policy Internship Program: Deadline March 7, 2014 (PDF)

Intensive Training Workshop Announcement:

6-week Multimodal Neuroimaging Summer Workshop, June 2 - July 11, 2014: The 2014 Multimodal Neuroimaging Training Program coordinated by the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, with funding from NIH, will be hosting our annual 6-week summer workshop, which will provide training in multiple imaging modalities, including DTI, functional MRI, PET, MEG/EEG, Near IR Spectroscopy and optical imaging.

Our approach will be to focus training scientists who have experience in one imaging modality, and would like to integrate multiple imaging modalities in order to address neuroscience questions.

The summer workshop will consist of basic lectures, hands-on laboratory work, a multimodal neuroimaging symposium featuring leading scientists, and completion of projects, emphasizing the methodologies of multiple imaging modalities.

Participants in this workshop will receive a subsistence allowance of $2,500 (based upon eligibility) to cover meals and other education-related expenses and be provided with housing. Participants will also receive partial funds to help defray travel cost and other related expenses. The application deadline is January 31, 2014. Please note that funding is limited to 12 participants. Please visit our website for more information and the application procedure: or e-mail us with questions at:

New Online Resource for Psychophysiologists at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions

SPR members working at primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs) may be interested in a new, open LinkedIn group: Psychophysiology at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions. The purpose of the group is to create a community of psychophysiologists (including students) who are interested in the education and training of psychophysiologists, primarily at the undergraduate level. Faculty at PUIs and in primarily undergraduate departments may have limited access to resources, including equipment, colleagues, and time. We hope to facilitate productivity for these faculty and their students.

Among the possible uses for the group are:

  • Networking for faculty and students
  • Soliciting and giving advice
  • Posting information about special events
  • Sharing research and teaching resources
  • Building collaborations
  • Finding potential speakers or consultants

For more information, contact Jeffrey Sable, of the Department of Behavioral Sciences, Christian Brothers University and Department of Psychology, University of Memphis at

17th World Congress of Psychophysiology (IOP2014)
Official World Congress of the International Organization of Psychophysiology (IOP)

September 23-27, 2014 (Hiroshima, Japan)

Official Website:
Symposium Proposals are now open (Deadline: December 31, 2013)
For details, please visit

Honorary Presidents: Shin-ichi NIWA (Fukushima) & Tadao HORI (Hiroshima)
President: Hisaki OZAKI (Ibaraki)
Executive Committee Chairman: Hiroshi NITTONO (Hiroshima)

Keynote Speakers

Prof. John J. B. Allen (USA)
Prof. Kenji Doya (Japan)
Prof. Carles Escera (Spain)
Prof. Ryuta Kawashima (Japan)
Prof. Naoyuki Osaka (Japan)
Prof. Roberto D. Pascual-Marqui (Japan/Switzerland)

For details, please visit