[Comp-neuro] Workshop and lecture series on "Cognitive neuroscience of auditory and cross-modal perception"

Norbert Kopco kopco at bu.edu
Thu May 1 17:04:34 CEST 2014

Workshop and lecture series on
"Cognitive neuroscience of auditory and cross-modal perception"

26 - 30 May 2014 (Lectures 26 - 28 May, Consultations 29 - 30 May)

Web: http://pcl.upjs.sk/Workshop2014/

Institute of Computer Science
Faculty of Science, P. J. Safarik University
Jesenna 5, 040 11 Kosice, Slovakia

     doc. Norbert Kopco, PhD. (norbert.kopco at upjs.sk) - scientific program
     Beata Tomoriova, PhD. (beata.tomoriova at upjs.sk) - technical
     Perception and Cognition Lab

kogneuro at gmail.com

This workshop and lecture series will include introductory lectures and 
advanced research talks on a range of topics related to the neural 
processes of auditory, visual and cross-modal perception. The talks will 
illustrate multidisciplinary character of cognitive neuroscience 
research, covering behavioral, neuroimaging, and modeling approaches, as 
well as applications of the research in auditory prosthetic devices. The 
workshop is aimed at early-stage and advanced students and young 
researchers, and it will provide ample opportunities for direct 
interactions between the lecturers and the attendees.

     spatial hearing
     vision and crossmodal perception
     neural modeling
     methods in cognitive neuroscience: behavioral experiments, imaging 
(EEG, fMRI), modeling
     applications: cochlear implants, hearing aids

Format of lectures on 26 - 28 May:
     14 one-hour lectures by experts on individual topics (2 lectures 
per expert)
     student / attendee session with short 10-min presentations and/or 
posters by the students
     small modeling / data analysis assignments prepared by the experts 
for the students
Some of the lecturers will be available for individual consultations by 
appointment following the lectures on 29 - 30 May 2014

Program: TBA

Speakers (and tentative topics):

Simon Carlile (University of Sydney)
     Six degrees of spatial separation - The portal for auditory 
perception (abstract)
     The plastic ear: Perceptual relearning and auditory spatial 
perception (abstract)

Pierre Divenyi (Stanford University)
     Cocktail-party effect deficit in aging: what formant transition 
processing tells us
     Phonemic restoration: done by our brain or our tongue?

Frederick (Erick) Gallun (US Dept. of Veterans Affairs and Oregon Health 
& Science University)
     Impacts of age and hearing loss on spatial release from masking 
     Characterizing attentional resources using the auditory dual-task 

Bernhard Laback (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
     Binaural cues in electric hearing
     Spectral localization cues in acoustic and electric hearing

Aaron Seitz (University of California, Riverside)
     Cognitive Neuroscience of Perceptual Learning: Specificity and Transfer
     Cognitive Neuroscience of Perceptual Learning: Mechanisms Guiding 

Christopher Stecker (Vanderbilt University)
     Integration of spatial information across multiple cues
     Neuroimaging of spatial hearing

Arash Yazdanbakhsh (Boston University)
     Neural and computational models of vision: Fundamental problems of 
vision (abstract)
     Neural and computational models of vision: Neural models and their 
implementation in early vision (abstract)

The workshop is open to all interested students/scientists. Registration 
is free of charge but required (mostly for organizational reasons). In 
order to register, please send an email to kogneuro at gmail.com stating 
your name and affiliation, dates on which you are planning to attend. In 
case you would like to have a presentation please send us an abstract 
(up to 200 words) and an indication whether you prefer poster or oral 
presentation no later than May 19.

Travel, accommodation, visitor information:
Attendants are kindly requested to make their own travel and 
accommodation arrangements.
     Travel:The Kosice Airport is served by Austrian Airlines and Czech 
Airlines (via Vienna, Prague, Bratislava) and by low-cost airline 
Wizzair (London Luton Airport). Alternatively you can fly to Budapest 
and take a 3.5-hr shuttle bus to Kosice (for example, using the 
cassoviaexpres shuttle company which also offers shuttle bus from the 
Krakow airport). More information about how to get to Kosice (also by 
train or bus) can be found here.
     Accomodation:There are several hotels close to workshop venue, for 
example Hotel Yasmin, Hotel Maraton (for more hotel options please see 
http://www.booking.com, http://www.hotels.com, for hostels see: 
http://www.hostels.com, http://www.hostelworld.com)
     Visitor information: Kosice was one of the European Capitals of 
Culture in 2013, for current events see http://www.visitkosice.eu/ , 
http://www.mickosice.sk/, http://slovakia.travel/ , or 

This workshop / lecture series is organized within the Project 
implementation: SOFOS – knowledge and skill development of the academic 
staff and students at the University of Pavol Jozef Safarik in Kosice 
with emphasis on interdisciplinary competencies and integration into 
international research centres, ITMS: 26110230088, supported by the 
Research & Development Operational Programme funded by the ESF.

doc. Norbert Kopco, Ph.D.
Inst of Computer Sci, Faculty of Science, Safarik Univ, Kosice, Slovakia
Visiting Scholar: Ctr for Computational Neurosci (CompNet), Boston Uni &
Martinos Ctr for Biomed Imaging, Harvard Med School - Mass Gen Hospital
Phone: +1 (617) 575 9556 Fax: +1 (484) 727 9884
Email: kopco at bu.edu Web: http://cns.bu.edu/~kopco

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