Call for participation--SMPC2001 ("Lola L. Cuddy" )

Subject: Call for participation--SMPC2001
From:    "Lola L. Cuddy"  <cuddyl(at)PSYC.QUEENSU.CA>
Date:    Mon, 15 Jan 2001 17:55:01 -0500

Call for Participation Society for Music Perception and Cognition The Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC) invites you to submit a proposal for the forthcoming meeting of the Society, SMPC2001. The meeting will be held August 9-11, 2001, at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. =20 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, ethology, ethnomusicology, artificial intelligence, computer technology, physics and engineering; to facilitate cooperation among scholars and scientists who are engaged in research in this interdisciplinary field; and to advance education and public understanding of knowledge gained. Topics relevant to all of the above disciplines will be considered, but topics that are especially encouraged include performance and expertise, neural substrates of music, development and education, music cognition and music theory, pitch (including absolute pitch) and rhythm perception, music and emotion, and cross-cultural investigations. =20 The deadline for submission of abstracts is April 1, 2001. Paper and poster submissions, as well as proposals for symposia, are welcomed. =20 Expected length of a spoken presentation, plus questions, will be 20-30 minutes (depending on the number of accepted submissions). For paper and poster presentations, please submit a single page abstract of a minimum of 300 words by e-mail (preferred) or hard copy to the Program Chair. For a symposium proposal, please submit such an abstract for each paper and a covering statement outlining the overall rationale and organization. All abstracts will be assessed by the program committee for clarity and detail of the aims, method and conclusions, as well as the suitability of the topic for the society.=20 The Program Chair for SMPC2001 is: =20 Dr. W. F. Thompson, Department of Psychology, Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professonal Studies, York University, Toronto, Ontario M6N 1M5, Canada, phone (416-736-2100 ext. 66463), e-mail smpc2001(at) Include the following in your proposal: The title of your paper Your name Your institutional affiliation Your mailing address Your telephone number Your email address A list of your audio-visual equipment requirements Preferred mode of presentation--paper or poster. We expect to have an attractive setting for posters, and encourage this format for the presentation of empirical studies.=20 Queen's University is located in Kingston on Lake Ontario, about half way between Toronto and Montreal, 250 km to each. Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Montreal-Dorval (YUL) are the closest international airports. There is frequent bus and train service from both cities as well as flights from Toronto-Pearson Airport to Kingston (YGK) on Air Canada. By car, Kingston is reached by Highway 401 from Toronto or Montreal and by I-81 North from Syracuse, NY. Driving time is approximately 3 hours from Toronto, 3 =BD hours from Montreal, and 2 =BD hou= rs from Syracuse.=20 =20 Kingston is the gateway to the Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence river, a popular tourist resort with many water-front activities. The Society banquet will be held at historic Fort Henry, occupied by British forces in the nineteenth century. The banquet will be offered in the tradition of British officers during the reign of Queen Victoria. Further information about travel, university residence and hotel accommodation, registration, and society membership is available at the website Alternatively, you may contact the incoming President of the Society, Professor L. L. Cuddy, Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6, email smpc(at) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------- Lola L. Cuddy=20 Professor Department of Psychology Queen's University Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 Canada Phone: 613-533-6013 Fax: 613-533-2499 E-mail: cuddyl(at)

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