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July 1st 2019

Here are some pointers for accommodation for this years Cambridge conference. Use the opportunity to stay at one of Cambridge’s colleges (Robinson or Westminster). Or stay at the Felix Hotel, the Hilton Cambridge City Centre, or the Hilton Double Tree.

June 29th 2019

Decisions on abstracts for the 2019 Cambridge conference will be out early next week. Keep your eyes peeled for the full program which will be out shortly after.

June 15th 2019

The line-up for our satellite event on Language and Cognition has been finalised, join us on the 4th of September for an interesting set of talks. Remember this event is free for all conference attendees!

  • 9.40 AM: Director gives an opening talk

1. Current understanding of human semantic cognition

  • 9.45 AM: Beth Jefferies (University of York)

  • 10.10 AM: Paul Hoffman (University of Edinburgh)

  • 10.35 AM: Richard Binney (Bangor University)

  • 11.00 AM: JeYoung Jung (University of Nottingham)

  • 11.25 – 11.40 AM: BREAK (15min)

2. Language, speech and brain oscillations

  • 11.40 AM: Benedikt Zoefel (MRC CBU)

  • 12.05 PM: Hyojin Park (University of Birmingham)

  • 12.30 PM: Tobias Reichenbach (Imperial College London)

  • 12.55 – 2.15 PM: LUNCH BREAK (1h and 20 minutes)

3. Multilingual language perception and production

  • 2.15 PM: Clara Martin (BCBL)

  • 2.40 PM: Esti Blanco Elorrieta (NYU)

  • 3.05 PM: Alexis Hervais Adelman (University of Zurich)

  • 3.30 PM: Francesca Branzi (MRC CBU)

  • 3.55 PM: Ending & Drinks

june 13th 2019

Some important additional information for the 2019 BACN conference. The deadline to submit late-breaking poster abstracts has now been set to the 28th of June. Use this call to present your newest findings in Cambridge this September!

June 13th 2019

We would like to draw your attention to 7th meeting of the Federation of the European Societies of Neuropsychology (FESN) which takes place in Milan on the 5-7. September 2019. The federation currently unites 18 national societies and is a great chance to experience the latest top-level scientific and clinical updates. Click here for their flyer advertising this years meeting.

may 30th 2019

Some important updates to this years conference in Cambridge. We are extending the deadlines for abstract submissions and early bird registration. The new dates are:

  • Monday 10th June for abstract submissions

  • Friday 21st June for the announcement of the provisional programme (abstracts accepted)

  • Friday 12th July for the closing date of early-bird registration

We are also excited to announce the three symposia selected for the conference:

  • Split brain: Split or unified agency - Proposer Edward de Haan (Amsterdam)

  • The information content of brain activity in real time - Proposers John Duncan & Alexandra Woolgar (Cambridge)

  • Brain stimulation as therapy - who responds? - Proposer: Katherine Dyke (Nottingham)

These symposia will be presented alongside the keynote by Kia Nobre (University of Oxford) and prize winner talks by Patrick Haggard (UCL) and Micah Allen (University of Cambridge). In addition, we will be hosting a satellite event on the 4th of September on the topic of Language and Cognition. It will be held at the Cambridge CBU Lecture Theatre and will be free to attend for all BACN conference goers.

Join us for this exciting conference and add your own work to this impressive line-up by submitting an abstract! For any further questions e-mail Nick Cooper (ncooper@essex.co.uk).

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may 21st 2019

On of our past BACN presidents Professor Gina Rippon has just brought out her new book ‘The Gendered Brain: The new neuroscience that shatters the myth of the female brain’. The book offers a scientific insight into the make-up of the human brain, refuting some of the long-standing ideas on the inferior make-up of the female brain. If you are interested in learning more about the brain and the cognition and behaviour that results from its make-up, this book offers and excellent insight that is interesting and accessible for a range of readers with different levels of neuroscientific knowledge. A link to the book on amazon can be found here. For a review of the book click here.

We are also very excited to announce that Gina’s book will be awarded to our poster prize winners at this years 2019 Cambridge conference! Our thanks go to Gina for generously providing some of her books as prizes.


February 11th 2019

We are pleased to announce this year's recipients of the BACN early and mid-career research awards. The mid-career award goes to Prof. Patrick Haggard, the early-career award to Dr. Micah Allen. Both prize winners will give a talk about their work at the upcoming September conference. They will be joined by Prof. Kia Nobre who will deliver the 2019 keynote address. We hope you will join us in Cambridge for a conference promising to offer some inspiring insights into their groundbreaking work.


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2nd & 3rd September 2019


University of Cambridge
Robinson College
Grange Rd, Cambridge CB3 9AN, United Kingdom



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January 13th 2019


The next BACN conference will take place in Cambridge on the 2nd & 3rd September 2019.  More details to follow shortly. Registration is now open and early-bird rates are available until 20th May. We are very pleased to announce that this year, childcare bursaries will be available, please contact Duncan Astle for further details: Duncan.Astle@mrc-cbu@cam.ac.uk

For general inquiries, e-mail Nick Cooper (ncooper@esex.ac.uk). For more details about the conference see our tab on conferences.