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Multisensory Summit 2014


December 11–12, 2014

Boston University
Center for Computational Neuroscience & Neural Technology (CompNet)
677 Beacon Street, Rooms B02 & B03 Boston, MA 02215

The Multisensory Summit was organized around eight presentations on cross-modal sensory perception and physiology with the goal of having enthusiastic, informal discussions and questions throughout. In addition to the presenters, approximately 30 invited participants attended the day one workshop. A schedule listing speakers and their talk titles follows.

Thursday, December 11, 2014: General Session (all participants)

7:45 AM Sign In (lobby, 677 Beacon Street)

8:00 AM Breakfast

8:30 AM Introductions: Robert Sekuler & Barbara Shinn-Cunningham

8:45 AM Trailers: three-minute talk previews by eight speakers

9:15 AM Charles Schroeder: Neuronal dynamics of multisensory integration and segregation

10:00 AM Adrian KC Lee: Oculomotor and visual influences on auditory perception, from spatial coding to cross-modal objecthood

10:45 AM Coffee Break

11:00 AM Lizabeth Romanski: Processing and integration of face and vocal information in the primate prefrontal cortex

11:45 AM David Somers: Distinct frontal lobe attentional networks for vision and for audition

12:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM Mark Wallace: Multisensory temporal function: Development, plasticity and clinical implications

2:15 PM Lori Holt: Learning in an alien world

3:00 PM Coffee Break

3:15 PM David Alais: Long-term and short-term temporal recalibration to asynchronies in vision, touch, and hearing

4:00 PM Robert Sekuler: Audio-visual interaction in The Game of Tones

4:45 PM Questions & Comments Session: led by Barbara Shinn-Cunningham with Robert Sekuler assisting


6:30 PM Working Dinner at Eastern Standard (speakers & BU hosts)

Friday, December 12, 2014: Private Session (speakers & BU hosts)

8:30 AM Breakfast

9:15 AM Organizing Charge: Robert Sekuler & Barbara Shinn-Cunningham

9:45 AM Break into Working Groups (to chart future collaborations)

10:45 AM Coffee Break

11:00 AM Continue Working Groups

12:30 PM Lunch


Multisensory Summit Sponsors

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