Past and future gatherings

BACN Annual scientific meeting 2019 

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Our 2019 meeting took place on the 2nd and 3rd of September in the historical city of Cambridge. The meeting featured a keynote address delivered by Kia Nobre (University of Oxford) and prize lectures by Patrick Haggard (University College London) and Micah Allen (Aarhus University). In addition to six free platform talks, the conference included three symposia. Edward de Haan chaired a series of talks on Split brain: split or unified agency, John Duncan & Alexandra Woolgar headed a symposia on the information content of brain activity in real time and Katherine Dyke chaired a symposia entitled Brain stimulation as therapy - who responds? This conference also saw the first introduction of speed presentations in which a number of poster presenters were given a 3 minute slot to present their work. Due to the large number of excellent submissions we also held a satellite event on the 4th of September on Language and Cognition.

The evening’s entertainment was provided by the Firecrest Ceilidh band at Browns Bar and Brasserie. We were thoroughly impressed with the high standard of academic work showcased at this conference and hope to see many of you again next year in Brighton!


BACN 2018 annual scientific meeting


The two-day meeting was hosted by Gregor Thut and Marios Philiastides at the University of Glasgow. It featured a keynote address by Charlotte Stag (University of Oxford) and two career prize winner talks delivered by Chris Miall (University of Birmingham; Mid-Career) and Joseph Galea (University of Birmingham; Early-Career).

In addition to high quality open platform talks and posters we accepted three symposia. Gregor Thut and Marios Philiastides chaired a symposium on the decoding and driving of brain activity. Olaf Hauk headed a symposium on neuroscientific investigations of language processing and Stephanie Rossit chaired a symposium on human neuroimaging of predictive processing.

Because we also like to have a good time at BACN conferences our hosts organised a delicious dinner at the Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor which was followed by our traditional ceilidh dance.


bacn 2017 annual scientific meeting


On the 7th and 8th of September, the 2017 meeting was hosted by Patric Bach and Jeremy Goslin at Plymouth University. The keynote was delivered by Steven Tipper (University of York) alongside prize winner talks given by Duncan Astle (CBU, Cambridge; early-career winner) and Matt Lambon Ralph (University of Manchester; mid-career winner).

Alongside stimulating open platform talks, the conference featured three symposia on the ‘Cognitive neuroscience of object affordance and it’s clinical implications’ chaired by Patric Bach, the ‘Neurofeedback for the 21st Century’ chaired by Katia Rubia and ‘New analysis methods of EEG in cognitive neuroscience’ delivered by Jeremy Goslin, Laura Astolfi, Marios Philiastinides and Bruno Rossion.


BAcn 2016 annual scientific meeting


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 keynote was delivered by Edward de Haan (University of Amsterdam) alongside the BACN Mid-career award lecture by Masud Husain (University of Oxford) and the BACN Early-Career Prize Lecture Parashkev Nachev (UCL). Four symposia discussed: ‘Reading in the brain: From words to sentences’, ‘Human Brain Stimulation’, ‘Motivation, effort and reward in decision making’ and ‘Neurocognitive background of language and music processing from a developmental perspective’.

The evenings entertainment saw attendants enjoying the traditional ceilidh with a twist and provided the chance to enjoy local Hungarian delicacies.