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British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience

BACN Conference 2016

The British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience (BACN) annual meeting was held on the 12th to 14th September 2016 in the beautiful city of Budapest. The 3-day meeting was held jointly with Valeria Csepe and Zoltan Vidnyanszky of the Brain Imaging Centre of RCNS of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.


The conference will feature a number of stimulating speakers and symposia.

·      Keynote by Edward de Haan (University of Amsterdam).

·      BACN Mid-career award lecture by Masud Husain (University of Oxford).

·      BACN Early-Career Prize Lecture Parashkev Nachev (UCL).

·      Symposium: Reading in the brain: From words to sentences.

·      Symposium: Human Brain Stimulation.

·      Symposium: Motivation, effort and reward in decision making.

·      Symposium: Neurocognitive background of language and music processing from a developmental perspective.

·      16 open talks and approximately 50 posters.


Please click HERE to obtain the full programme for the meeting.


On Tuesday evening, we will have the traditional BACN conference dinner and dance (with a small twist). This year looks really exciting, as you will have the opportunity to sample Hungarian cuisine, as well as learn some traditional dance moves (with a live band and dance instructor). You can seem more of details by clicking HERE.

Note that the conference banquet is subsidised by the BACN, but you must purchase a ticket in advance to reserve your place. The ticket covers all food and drink during the meal, and the dance following the meal. Payment for the conference dinner can be made here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bacn-2016-tickets-26170750419


Please follow the link HERE to register for the conference.  If you experience any problems registering, please contact Daniel Baker, BACN treasurer (daniel.baker@york.ac.uk).


Information about Travel, Accommodation etc. can be found HERE.


For symposium and open session speakers: There is 25 minutes scheduled for each talk. To allow for efficient time keeping, the talk should be 18-20 minutes in length, allowing 6-4 minutes for questions (respectively), and 1 minute for speaker exchange.

For poster presenters. The size of the poster boards allows for a maximum dimension of A0 portrait, or A1 landscape. There are two poster sessions. Each poster board will be marked with a number; 1-25. In the conference programme, each poster has been assigned a number. To help delegates find your poster, you should display your poster on the attributed board. Finally, you can display your poster from the time of registration to the conference close on the day of your poster session. You should take this opportunity to discuss your research with delegates outside of the planned poster session.