We would like to announce the Sixth Conference on Mismatch Negativity (MMN) and its Clinical and Scientific Application
When: May 1-4, 2012
Where: The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 365 Fifth
Avenue, NY, NY 10016
The Sixth Conference on Mismatch Negativity (MMN) and its Clinical and Scientific Application is designed to bring together a diverse group of scientists, clinicians, postdoctoral fellows, and students who use, or who are interested in using, this electrophysiological technique to investigate clinical and basic science questions related to auditory function and their disorders. This forum will allow attendees to exchange ideas and foster collaborations, and to discuss and share recent research advances in using the MMN as a tool for scientific investigation. The conference will be comprised of symposia, keynote addresses, poster presentations, and workshops for professional skill development. This will be the first time the meeting will be held in the United States since its inception in Helsinki, Finland in 1998.
The Opening Talk, on the evening of May 1, 2012, will be given by Dr. Walter Ritter
Reception will follow.
Keynote Speakers and Topics:
Dr. Catherine Best, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Cross-linguistic speech perception and perceptual constancy in childhood
Dr. Scott Makeig, Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, California, USA
Time-frequency and independent components analyses in MMN research
Dr. Risto Näätänen, The University of Tartu, Estonia andThe University of Arhus, Denmark
The MMN - a unique index of cognitive decline in neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders
Dr. Klaus Oberauer, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Computational modeling of working memory
Dr. Mitchell Steinschneider, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, USA
Neural mechanisms of sound perception
There will be a series of pre-meeting workshops held on May 1, prior to the opening talk and reception. The workshops are intended for beginner and advanced users of the MMN methodology. The format will be interactive, to encourage question-asking and discussion on the following topics.
If you would like to be on our mailing list, please send your name and email address to MMN2012@xxxxxxxxxxx
Elyse S. Sussman
Valerie L. Shafer