CIMeC - Centro interdipartimentale Mente/Cervello
Body, senses and neural oscillations, an integrated approach to human perception and behaviour | Application deadline is May 15th, 2019

June 3-8, 2019 | Pescara

The Adriatica 2019 Summer School is a joint initiative of the Institute for Advanced Biomedical Technologies - ITAB, University “G. d'Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara and of the CIMeC Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento.

Venue

The school will take place in an enchanting venue by the Adriatic Sea in the Pescara province located in the green Abruzzo region

Topics

The school will address, in a multi-scale approach, the interaction between the body and the neural dynamics that support human perception and behaviour. More specifically, we will cover the following topics:

  • how the brain integrates information from the body and the environment, with focus on the synchronization of neural oscillations locally and at large-scale;
  • how neural oscillations provide a temporal code for multisensory information processing;
  • how brain-body information transfer can be modelled and measured.

The school is structured as a study retreat and the programme will give the students the opportunity to:

  • debate with world-leading experts from different fields: experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, neurophysiology, physics and neural modelling;
  • work on a “mock” research project under the supervision of the same experts;
  • learn a key practical challenge in this area on how collecting data from different sources and combine the information in a coherent way (data fusion);
  • discuss about how following an open data sharing-oriented standard for dataset representation is a way to both properly integrate diverse pieces of information and collate contributions from different domains.

Speakers

  • Marcello Costantini, University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy | The speed and power of alpha frequency mediate temporal sensitivity
  • Luca Faes, University of Palermo, Italy | Information transfer between interacting neurophysiological systems
  • Francesca Ferri, University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy | The multisensory bodily self 
  • Uri Hasson, University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy | Anticipatory (non-stimulus-guided) behaviors: Quantification, Mechanisms and Implications
  • Vittorio Iacovella, University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy | Think-open
  • Laura Marzetti University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy | Interaction of neuronal oscillations across multiple spatial and temporal scales: from methods to perception and behavior
  • Carlo Miniussi, University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy | Think-open
  • Vittorio Pizzella, University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy | Brain functional connectivity: a perspective from Magnetoencephalography
  • Roy Salomon, Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel | Being an I: Towards a Cognitive and Neurobiological model of the “Self”
  • Simone Schütz-Bosbach, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany | Interoception and embodied predictive coding
  • Salvador Soto-Faraco, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain | The clash of reference frames: Representing touch in a multisensory body
  • Virginie Van Wassenhove, Inserm, Paris, France | The many ways to mind time in the Human brain

Program

Monday 3rd June 

4.00 p.m. Welcome drink
4.30 -  6.15 p.m. Lecture 1 (chaired by students)
6.30 – 7.30 p.m. Student oral presentations (selected students)
8.30 p.m. Abruzzo Style Dinner

Tuesday 4th June

9.00 – 10.45 a.m. Lecture 2 (chaired by students)
10.45 – 11.15 a.m. Coffee break
11.15 – 1.00  p.m Lecture 3 (chaired by students)
1.00 – 2.30 p.m Lunch | Poster session
2.30 – 4.00 p.m. Think-open CIMeC workshop (session 1)
4.00 – 4.30 p.m. Coffee break
4.30 – 6.15 p.m. Think-open CIMeC workshop (session 2)
6.30 – 7.30 p.m. Student oral presentations (selected students)
8.30 p.m. Dinner at Trabocchi

Wednesday 5th June 

9.00 – 10.45 a.m. Lecture 4 (chaired by students)
10.45 – 11.15 a.m. Coffee break
11.15 – 1.00  p.m Lecture 5 (chaired by students)
1.00 – 2.30 p.m Lunch | Poster session
2.30 – 4.00 p.m. Think-open CIMeC workshop (session 3)
4.00 – 4.30 p.m. Coffee break
4.30 – 6.15 p.m. Think-open CIMeC workshop (session 4)
6.30 – 7.30 p.m. Student oral presentations (selected students)
8.30 p.m. Free evening

Thursday 6th June 

9.00 – 10.45 a.m. Lecture 6 (chaired by students)
10.45 – 11.15 a.m. Coffee break
11.15 – 1.00  p.m Lecture 7 (chaired by students)
1.00 – 2.30 p.m Lunch | Poster session

Multisensory tour: from the labs to the winery
2.30 – 4.00 p.m. ITAB
5.00 – 6.00 p.m. Semivicoli Castle 
6. 00 – 7.30 p.m. Masciarelli winery
8.30 p.m. Free evening

Friday 7th June

9.00 – 10.45 a.m. Lecture 8 (chaired by students)
10.45 – 11.15 a.m. Coffee break
11.15 – 1.00  p.m Lecture 9 (chaired by students)
1.00 – 2.30 p.m Lunch | Poster session
2.30 – 4.00 p.m. ^Mock Research Project (RP) workshop | each small group lead by a speaker
4.00 – 4.30 p.m. Coffee break
4.30 – 6.15 p.m. ^Mock Research Project (RP) workshop | each small group lead by a speaker
6.30 – 7.30 p.m. ^Mock Research Project (RP) workshop | each small group lead by a speaker
8.30 p.m. Pizza & Party

Saturday 8th June

9.00 – 10.45 a.m. Lecture 10 (chaired by students)
10.45 – 11.15 a.m. Coffee break
11.15 – 1.00  p.m RP Award
1.00 – 2.30 p.m Closing remarks

How to apply

Maximum Number of Participants: 40
Registration fee: 450 euro
A motivation letter from each student is mandatory and each student is strongly encouraged to submit an abstract on his/her current research.
Accommodation (triple or quadruple occupancy) in the conference facility for five nights, lunch for all days and dinner for three evenings are included in the registration fee.

Organizers

  • DNISC Department of Neuroscience, Imaging and Clinical Sciences and ITAB Institute for Advanced Biomedical Technologies | University G. d’Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara 
  • CIMeC Center of Mind/Brain Sciences | University of Trento

Scientific committee

  • Marcello Costantini, ITAB, Chieti, Italy
  • Francesca Ferri, ITAB, Chieti, Italy
  • Laura Marzetti, ITAB and DNISC, Chieti, Italy
  • Carlo Miniussi, CIMeC, Trento, Italy
  • Vittorio Pizzella, ITAB and DNISC, Chieti, Italy

Information and registration

Please contact organization at the conference email address

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