Call for papers: Fifth Implicit Learning Seminar, Lancaster University, June 23-25 2016


Fifth Implicit Learning Seminar

June 23-25 2016, Lancaster University

The study of implicit-statistical learning plays a central role in the cognitive sciences. The 2016 Implicit Learning Seminar will bring together leading researchers from a variety of backgrounds (cognitive psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, computer science) who share an interest in the cognitive and neural bases of implicit-statistical learning.

Invited speakers:
- Carel ten Cate (Leiden University)
- Morten Christiansen (Cornell University)
- Axel Cleeremans (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
- Zoltan Dienes (Sussex University)
- Elena Lieven (University of Manchester, ESRC LuCID)
- Linda Smith (Indiana University)

We invite abstracts on any topic related to implicit-statistical learning (e.g. role of attention and awareness, incidental vs. intentional exposure, cross-modal learning, individual differences), employing one or more of a variety of methods (artificial grammar learning, sequence learning, cross-situational learning, etc.). We would particularly like to encourage submissions that focus on the role of implicit-statistical learning in language. We envisage that the conference will be of interest to audiences recently attending the Fourth Implicit Learning Seminar (Krakow) and BCBL's conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning (San Sebastian).

Abstracts can be submitted between December 1, 2015, and March 1, 2016. For instructions on how to submit an abstract, please consult our website. We will send out notifications of acceptance by March 26, 2016.

For questions, please contact the organizers, Patrick Rebuschat and Padraic Monaghan, by emailing

The organizers are grateful to the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD, and to Lancaster University’s Faculty of Science and Technology for financial support.