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British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience

BACN Conference 2014

NEWS - Online registration is now closed. It will be possible to register for the conference (though not the banquet) onsite.
We would appreciate delegates who plan to do this letting the organiser know in advance by email (daniel.baker@york.ac.uk) to ensure adequate catering.  Thank you.

Please join us at the University of York
September 11-12th 2014

Programme of Meeting (please click below):


Overview of programme:
Day 1 (11th September)
Day 2 (12 September)

We have scheduled the following symposia:

The neurochemistry of human cognition in health and disease, by Stephen Jackson
MEG studies of language and semantics, by Beth Jefferies
Neural synchronisation: From perception to representation, by Paul Sauseng and Simon Hanslmayr
EEG correlates of reward prediction errors: A biting challenge, by Deborah Talmi and Clay Holroyd

And the following keynote speakers:

Professor Masud Husain (University of Oxford)
Professor Matthew Lambon-Ralph (University of Manchester)

Professor Peter Venables is giving the BACN "Founder's Lecture"

Registration is now available at the following link:

Note that delegates planning to attend the whole conference should ensure that they register for both days. The conference banquet will take place on the Thursday evening at the Merchant Adventurer's Hall, and will be followed by a ceilidh. Please register for the banquet at the same time as you register for the conference. Delegates who do not wish to attend the banquet may still attend the ceilidh. Categories and prices are as follows:

BACN member Thursday: £50
BACN member Friday: £50
Non-member Thursday: £55
Non-member Friday: £55
Student member Thursday: £34
Student member Friday: £34
Student non-member Thursday: £40
Student non-member Friday: £40
Conference banquet: £35

York is a beautiful historical city in the north of England. It has excellent transport links, and can be reached by train from London in around 2 hours. The University campus is a short journey by bus (service numbers 4 and 44) or taxi (under £10) from the train station. Delegates may wish to book accommodation at one of York’s many hotels, B&Bs and inns. Listings are available on the city’s comprehensive visitor information website: http://www.visityork.org/book/

For sponsorship and exhibitors, we have kept the fee levels unchanged from 2013 and we are again offering a fee reduction to loyal sponsors who have previously offered financial support for BACN meetings. In addition, all sponsors will be offered the opportunity to include advertising materials (no larger than A4 please) etc. within the delegate packs issued to those registering for the meeting. Please email Martin Edwards (Martin.Edwards@uclouvain.be) for further information.


Call for Abstract submissions:


You are invited to submit abstracts for poster or oral presentations (max. 250 words, containing summaries of the aims, methods, results, conclusions), along with a title and details of the authors and their affiliations.

Please also indicate the type of presentation (talk or poster).

Talks will be approximately 15 minutes in length (including discussion) and posters will be displayed throughout the meeting.

You are also invited to submit proposals for symposia. 

All submissions should be emailed to Martin Edwards (martin.edwards@uclouvain.be).

Symposia deadline: 7th March 2014 
Abstract deadline: 30th May 2014 


Booking & Location Information:

Information regarding registration for the meeting and its location can be found via this link


Young scientist/ Student bursaries:

We offer numerous Student Bursaries, which will cover the cost of registration at the conference. Applications for a Student Bursary should include contact details and also be send to Martin Edwards at Martin.Edwards@uclouvain.be . Forms are available on www.bacn.co.uk. The winners will be notified in advance of the meeting and some will be invited to present their work at the conference as a short talk.

Please note: The Bursaries will be made in the form of reimbursement of registration costs on presentation of receipts to the BACN treasurer, Dr Nathan Ridout (n.ridout@aston.ac.uk) during or after the meeting.http://www.bacn.co.uk/booking_info.html

Bursary Application Forms:

http://www.cushycms.com/temporary_uploads/57089/APPLICATION FOR BACN STUDENT BURSARY 2013.doc