Diagnostik und Kognitive Neuropsychologie


Relations between space, language, and numbers


Wednesday, April 10th (from 12 pm), to Friday, April 12th (until 5 pm), in 2024
Participants: Early career researchers (master students, PhD students, postdoctoral researchers)
Fields: Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive Science
Timeline: January 28th – Abstract submission deadline for poster presentation
February 18th – Notifications of acceptance for poster presentations
February 19th to March 3rd – Registration
  • talks
  • podium discussions
  • meet-the-expert sessions
  • poster session
  • social networking event
  • developing collaboration projects

no fees!

Language: English
Location: Department of Psychology, University of Tübingen, Schleichstr. 4, 72076 Tübingen, Germany

Space, language, and numbers play an essential role in our information society. Research in Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Linguistics investigates how humans perceive, process, and mentally represent them. However, the relation between space, language, and numbers is still unclear and often only looked at from the perspective of one discipline.

In this workshop, both PhD students and established researchers from Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Linguistics are invited to foster their knowledge about the three domains and to shed light on the relation between them. In addition, different methodologies and experimental paradigms will be introduced, and networking opportunities will be offered. We welcome you to attend keynote talks, interactive methodological talks with Q&A, a podium discussion, a meet-the-expert-session, a poster session, and a social networking event in Tübingen! In particular, we invite you to present your own research about space, language, numbers, and relations between them on a poster.

Poster submission:

To present your own research in the poster session, you can choose to submit either a preregistration poster or a traditional poster. A preregistration poster offers the opportunity to get feedback before data collection, while a traditional poster presents a study that has already been conducted, including the discussion of the main results. Please submit a short abstract (no longer than one page) with the following information:

1. Preregistration poster: Introduction (background, research questions, hypotheses), planned method (subjects, procedure, material) and approach for statistical analysis

2. Traditional poster: Introduction (background, research questions, hypotheses), method (subjects, procedure, material), applied statistical analysis, results, discussion and conclusions

The deadline for the abstract submission is January 28th. Notifications of acceptance for poster presentations will be sent until February 18th. Please send an informal email with your abstract to numcogspam prevention@psycho.uni-tuebingen.de.


  • Elena Albu (University of Tübingen, Germany)
  • Andrea Bender (University of Bergen, Norway)
  • Rocco Chiou (University of Surrey, UK)
  • Krzysztof Cipora (Loughborough University, UK)
  • Roi Cohen Kadosh (University of Surrey, UK)
  • Barbara Kaup (University of Tübingen, Germany)
  • Max Louwerse (Tilburg University & Maastricht University, the Netherlands)
  • Hans-Christoph Nürk (University of Tübingen, Germany)
  • Benjamin Pitt (Institute for Advanced Studies in Toulouse, France)
  • Valter Prpic (University of Bologna, Italy)
  • Lilly Roth (University of Tübingen, Germany)
  • Ulf-Dietrich Reips (University of Konstanz, Germany)
  • Yury Shevchenko (University of Konstanz, Germany)
  • Annika Tave Overlander (University of Konstanz, Germany)
  • Jean-Philippe van Dijck (Thomas More University & Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Bodo Winter (University of Birmingham, UK)


  • Semantic cognition, numerical cognition, and embodied cognition
  • Intraindividual stability of cognitive phenomena
  • Number representations in different languages and cultures
  • Spatial-Numerical Associations
  • Generalized magnitude system for different dimensions: "A Theory Of Magnitude"
  • "Markedness" as a concept in Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Linguistics
  • Methods for internet-based research: advantages, disadvantages, and tools
  • ... and your own research!

Organization Team:

  • Lilly Roth
  • Hans-Christoph Nürk
  • Ulf-Dietrich Reips
  • Krzysztof Cipora
  • Elena Albu
  • Gabriella Daróczy
  • Xinru Yao
  • Mine Avcil

This workshop is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Excellence Strategy (by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and Arts).