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Conference Program
Thursday Arrival Reception

Friday, October 6th
Saturday, October 7th

conference abstracts
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 Thursday - October 5th  

7-10 pm    Reception, Materials Pick-up and On-site Registration.

 Friday - October 6th  

time event speaker topic affiliation
8.00 am Meeting Opens (Introductory Remarks)      
8.10 - 8.35 25 min talk Marie-Chantal Wanet-Defalque Sensory substitution and mental imagery in early blind humans: Evidences forðcrossmodal cerebral reorganisationð Universite de Louvain,
8.35 - 9.00 25 min talk John Flowers
Neural and cognitive implications of a synaesthete's performance on selective attention tasks University of Nebraska-Lincoln
9.00 - 9.25 25 min talk Peter Grossenbacher Bias among human intersensory links revealed by individual differences in synesthetic perception Naropa University,
9.25 - 9.50 25 min talk Hidetoshi Ishibashi Increased gene expression in the monkey intraparietal cortex underlying alteration of somatosensory-visual integration accompanying tool-use learning Tokyo Medical and Dental University
9.50 - 10.20 Coffee/Tea break     
  Crossmodal Plasticity (Chair, S. Pallas)
10.20 - 10.50 30 min talk Sarah Pallas Cross-modal Plasticity  "Visualizes"Auditory Cortex Georgia State University
10.50 - 11.20 30 min talk Andrew King Cross-modal spatial interactions and their adaptive plasticity  University of Oxford
11.20 - 11.50 30 min talk Josef Rauschecker Compensatory Plasticity and Sensory Substitution in 
the Cerebral Cortex
Georgetown University 
11.50 - 12.20 30 min talk Desiree Gonzalo Functional Neuroimaging of Crossmodal Associative Learning Univ. Coll. London
12.20 - 2.10 Lunch Sunnyside South
  Intersensory Development (Chair, D. Lewkowicz)
2.10 - 2.40 30 min talk Bob Lickliter Prenatal sensory experience and postnatal intersensory development: Patterns that connect. Virginia Tech.
2.40 - 3.10 30 min talk Mark Wallace The Role of Experience in the Development of Multisensory Integration.  Wake Forest Univ.
3.10 - 3.40 30 min talk Arlene Walker-Andrews Development of infants' emotion perception: Implications for an obligatory process? Rutgers University
3.40 - 4.10 30 min talk David Lewkowicz The missing (or, at least, neglected) link in developmental studies: The relationship between the perception of amodal invariants and of modality specific-relations. New York State Inst.  for Basic Research
4.10 - 4.30 Coffee/Tea break     
  Multisensory Communication (Chair, G. Calvert)
4.30 - 4.55 25 min talk Mikko Sams Silent Articulation changes speech perception  Helsinki University of Technology
4.55 - 5.20 25 min talk Sarah Partan Overview of Multimodal Communication in Animal Social Behavior New College, 
Univ. South Florida
5.20 - 5.45 25 min talk Gemma Calvert How does the brain combine information from the different senses? University of Oxford 
5.45 - 6.25 40 min keynote talk Dominic Massaro Speech Perception by Ear and Eye: A Paradigm for Multisensory Research.
abstract #16
University of California, Santa Cruz
6.25 - 8.00 Poster Session /Reception        poster titles now online  Riverboat Room  
8.00 - 10.00 Banquet Dinner     Hendrick Hudson Ballroom



 Saturday - October 7th  


time event speaker topic affiliation
8.00 - 8.25 25 min talk Ladan Shams  A visual illusion induced by sound  California Inst. Technology
8.25 - 8.50 25 min talk Marie-Helene Giard Crossmodal interactions in human cortex partly depend on the sensory dominance of the subject INSERM, Lyon, France
8.50 - 9.15 25 min talk Angelo Maravita Crossmodal stimulation through the looking glass: cognitive remapping of visual-tactile information in the normal and damaged brain.  University College London
9.15 - 9.40 25 min talk Bea De Gelder Crossmodal bias in audio-visual perception of emotionð Tilberg University, The Netherlands
9.40 - 10.10 Coffee/Tea break     
  Multisensory Integration (Chair, C. Spence)
10.10 - 10.40 30 min talk M. Alex Meredith A novel form of multisensory neuron resulting from excitatory-inhibitory convergence Virginia Commonwealth 
10.40 - 11.10 30 min talk Liz Romanski Auditory-visual convergence in the primate prefrontal cortexð University of Rochester
11.10 - 11.40 30 min talk Krish Sathian Visual Imagery in tactile perception Emory University
11.40 - 12.10 30 min talk Charles Spence Crossmodal links in spatial attention University of Oxford
12.10 - 2.00 Lunch Sunnyside South
  Computational Modelling (Chair, J. Jeka)
2.00 - 2.30 30 min talk Christian Scheier Computational approaches to multisensory integration: an overview  California Inst. Technol.
2.30 - 3.00 30 min talk John Jeka Multiple forms of sensory integration: modeling the fusion process University of Maryland 
3.00 - 3.30 30 min talk Gregor Schoner  What are the fundamental, conceptually challenging problems for understanding multi-sensory fusion? Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences Cognitives, France
3.30 - 4.00 30 min talk Tom Anastasio Modelling Multisensory Enhancement in the Superior Colliculus  University of Illinois
4.00 - 4.20 Coffee/Tea break     
4.20 - 4.45 25 min talk Thomas Stoffregen Information supporting direct multimodal perception  Univ. of Cincinnati 
4.45 - 5.10 25 min talk David Shore  Prior Entry: Previous confounds and novel findings using an orthogonal design.  Rotman Research Inst., Univ. of Toronto
5.10 - 5.35 25 min talk Douglas Munoz Multisensory integration subserving orienting behavior Queen's Univ., Canada
5.35 - 6.15 40 min Keynote Talk Barry Stein Multisensory Research: A summary, integration and future directions.
abstract #32
Wake Forest University
6.15 - 8.00 Poster Session /Reception        poster titles now online  Riverboat Room


conference sponsor: Unilever
conference contact: John J. Foxe
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