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 (icac2020.de). 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:
Yves Boubenec (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) tba
Elena Rotondo (Rutgers University, New Brunswick) "Promoting the formation of sound-specific auditory memories using epigenetic interventions"
Barbara Tillmann (Claude Bernard University, Lyon) tba
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 - please check out our website (icac2020.de).
The ICAC Organizing Committee