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SMPC meeting August 2009

Dear colleagues,

Below please find an announcement for the 2009 conference of the
Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC), in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The meeting is from Aug 3-7, and the abstract deadline is Feb 1.

This promises to be a very interesting meeting, with a wide range of topics.

Hope to see you there!

Ani Patel

President, SMPC



Call for papers: SMPC 2009 (Deadline February 1st)

Conference website

Abstract submission is now open!

On behalf of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition and the  
Indiana University Dept of Music and Arts Technology, we invite you  
to submit an abstract for the Society's Annual Conference, 3-7th  
August 2009 in Indianapolis, IN. Abstracts will be reviewed by  
members of the conference's program committee.

SMPC is now accepting abstracts for Poster Presentations, 20-minute  
Podium Presentations and Symposia for the 2009 Annual Conference.

The objectives of SMPC are:

*        to further the scientific and
scholarly understanding of music from  
a broad range of disciplines, including music theory, psychology,  
psychophysics, linguistics, neurology, neurophysiology, ethnology,  
ethnomusicology, artificial intelligence, computer technology,  
physics and engineering;
*        to facilitate cooperation
among scholars and scientists who are  
engaged in research in these interdisciplinary fields; and
*        to advance education and
public understanding of knowledge gained.


The deadline for abstract submission is: 11:59 PM EST, Sunday,  
February 1, 2009.

Abstract notifications will be made in late March 2009.

Abstract Guidelines

Professionals in all disciplines are encouraged to submit abstracts  
for presentation. The abstracts will be reviewed and selected for  
presentation based on importance and timeliness of topic,
rigor, appropriate analytic approach, meaningful findings, and  
clarity of writing. In addition, authors are encouraged to include  
information relevant to both educators/clinicians and researchers.  
This may include how to apply the research findings to students  
studying music, rehabilitation applications, assessment of clinical  

You may submit an abstract to be considered for Poster
20-minute Podium (oral) Presentation or you may coordinate a  
Symposium with several other presenters. Abstracts should be
to a maximum of 400 words NOT including the required headings:  
Purpose, Methods, Results, Conclusion, Research and/or Educational/ 
Clinical Implications, and Acknowledgment of Research Funding
"None" if not applicable). Headings are required to
consistency across all abstract types.

Abstracts can be submitted at

Glenn Schellenberg
Department of Psychology
University of Toronto at Mississauga
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 1C6
V: +1 905 828-5367
F: +1 905 569-4326

Aniruddh D. Patel, Ph.D.
Esther J. Burnham Senior Fellow
The Neurosciences Institute
10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive
San Diego, CA 92121

858-626-2085 tel
858-626-2099 fax