We are happy to announce a two-day virtual event on auditory cortex this year, to keep the scientific exchange vibrant to the next physical ICAC meeting in Magdeburg from September 3-7, 2022. Such an event was also favored by the community - we thank you for participation in our survey.
Please save the date for this virtual event: October 5 and 6, 2021 (4-7 pm Central European Summer Time)
Eight exciting speakers have confirmed their participation:
École Normale Supérieure, Paris
|Flexible enhancement of task-relevant sounds by distinct cortical populations|
|Dean Buonomano |
University of California, Los Angeles
|Neural mechanisms of interval selectivity, adaptation, and facilitation in auditory cortex|
|Giovanni di Liberto|
Trinity College, Dublin
|Investigating the predictive brain with natural speech and music|
|Mounya Elhilali |
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
|Bottom-up and top-down attention in the human brain|
|Jessica Grahn |
Western University, London ON
|The role of motor brain areas in auditory sequence processing|
|Daniel Pressnitzer |
École Normale Supérieure, Paris
|Elena Rotondo |
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
|Promoting the formation of sound-specific auditory memories using epigenetic interventions|
|Barbara Tillmann |
Claude Bernard University, Lyon
Talks will be pre-recorded and made accessible for those of you who have time constraints. They will also be streamed on October 5 and 6, followed by live discussions between the audience and the speakers and by a subsequent virtual social gathering in Gather.town.
Participation will be free of charge but a registration will be required.
More information will follow soon.
Postponed once again from 2020 to September 3 — 7, 2022,
Dorint Herrenkrug Parkhotel, Magdeburg, Germany
The conference continues the series with previous conferences held in Banff (Canada) in 2017, Lausanne (Switzerland) in 2012, Nottingham (UK) in 2006, and Magdeburg (Germany) in 2003, 2009, and 2014.
The scientific program, organized by a group of renowned international colleagues and by members of the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology Magdeburg, will cover a wide range of topics and will provide unique opportunities to discuss current ideas of auditory cortex functions and concepts in humans and animals. In addition to keynote lectures and main talks, there will be short presentations and ample time for posters and for discussions, including possibilities for meetings of PhD students and young investigators with the keynote and main speakers. There will also be pre-conference workshops.
The setting of the meeting in the marvelous Herrenkrug Parkhotel right next to the Elbe river has, in the past, provided a relaxed yet stimulating atmosphere for scientific discussions. We are confident this spirit will linger also this time. We, the organizers of the conference, will do our best to care for this ambience by providing an excellent scientific program complemented by attractive social events. Still, if you need a break from it all, there are ideal possibilities for a range of other activities (wellness, golf, tennis, cycling, and much more).
We look forward to welcoming you in Magdeburg!