Note regarding the COVID-19 situation:

We will announce additional Call for Papers, however, all accepted contributions will remain accepted in our postponed symposium.
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We hope to see you in 2022!­­

Linkages between Space and Memory: Processes and Representations 

16th International Symposium of Cognition, Logic and Language

Laboratory for Perceptual and Cognitive Systems,
Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia

About the Event

Navigation and episodic memory are core features of human cognitive processing. Although they seem very different, research has revealed behavioral and neural linkages between the two domains. This symposium aims to integrate perspectives from research in the two areas, using techniques from psychology and neuroscience (as well as linguistics, computer science, AI, and philosophy, depending on participants’ interests). The symposium will focus primarily on the following topics, but is not limited to them:

  • Spatial context and memory
  • Episodic memory and spatial learning
  • Developmental trajectory of navigation and episodic memory
  • Neural principles of navigation and episodic memory


Aidan Horner
York Episodic Memory Lab, University of York, UK

Nora Newcombe
Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology, Research in Spatial Cognition (RISC) Lab,
Temple University, USA

Charan Ranganath
Dynamic Memory Lab, University of California at Davis, USA


Deadline for abstracts’ submission: [to be announced]

Abstracts of no more than 250 words are to be submitted by [to be announced] at
(Abstracts should contain a brief description of relevant theory, research design, methods, and results) Authors will be notified at the end of April/beginning of May.


The Symposium is Co-Affiliated with that includes several sub-symposia and workshops:

  • on Medical Data Visualisation (co-hosted by Riga Stradins University);
  • on Sensor Technologies and Distributed Systems (co-hosted with EDI institute);
  • an Introductory Workshop to Eye Tracking (Tobii Pro): Hands on workshop on Eye Tracking research in screen-based solutions.


The symposium is organized by Laboratory for Perceptual and Cognitive Systems, Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia in collaboration of and with support by Robert Blumberg, Andrejs Eglīte, the non-profit organization “Friends of the University of Latvia”, and the University of Latvia foundation.
The conference will include the annual Robert Blumberg Distinguished Lecture, founded and supported by Robert Blumberg.