Schedule

Schedule of the scientific program in the MMN2018 -conference can be seen below. A pdf version of the timetable can be downloaded from the link below. It is also printed behind your conference name tag.

How to find the conference ven­ues

We have created a map with all the venues of the conference clearly marked: click here to open the map in a separate windowThe main conference venue is Biomedicum, the exact address is Haartmaninkatu 8 (see previous link).

Open­ing ce­re­mony and work­shops, and their venues

The conference opening ceremony and workshops take place in Helsinki downtown: specifically, the university main building (Fabianinkatu 33). The opening ceremony is in Juhlasali (entrance from the doors on the side of the senate square; that is, from Unioninkatu) while the workshops take place in lecture hall 7 (not to be mistaken to lecture hall VII; the lecture halls with arabic numerals are on the side of Fabianinkatu, the lecture halls with roman numerals are on the side of Unioninkatu), entrance from the doors on Fabianinkatu.

Regarding social program, we have two separate events. First, we will have a reception of the university of Helsinki, with welcoming words from Professor Risto Näätänen, on Tuesday, 12th of June. On Thursday the 14th, we have both the reception of the City of Helsinki, and the conference cruise aboard the cruise ship Emma: https://www.sunlines.fi/en/frontpage/ - the locations of these events are seen on this map.

The conference cruise will cost 60€, inclusive of warm buffet meal (either fish or vegetarian option) and drink ticket. The space aboard the ship is limited, so unfortunately we can only accommodate the first 100+ attendees. Signup is on first come-first-serve basis, you can sign up for the cruise when registering for the conference.

In addition to these events, we have a CBRU alumni meeting on Wednesday, 13th of June. CBRU Alumni Meeting is to meet former friends and colleagues from CBRU and share memories from the "good old times". Our plan is to take a brief walking tour around Kruununhaka at the former CBRU premises at Ritarikatu, Meritullinkatu and Siltavuorenpenger (weather permitting, starting at 6.30 pm) and then head to enjoy dinner and or drinks at the Restaurant Rodolfo (at 7pm, see map). Please register via email at mmn2018@helsinki.fi by Friday the 8th of June, or mark your attendance in the facebook event linked above.

The MMN2018 afterparty has a panel discussion, please see the scientific program page. The venue is Tiedekulma (Think Corner); address is Yliopistonkatu 4.

Poster sessions have the same themes as the symposia of the same day. Specifically:

Poster session themes, Wednesday June 13th: Neurocomputational models of the MMN,  Attention, expectation, and awareness: contributions from MMN, Music and MMN, MMN as a biomarker of developmental disorders: dream or reality?

Poster session themes, Thursday June 14th: Expecting the unexpected across multiple neural and temporal scales, Deviance detection in early life, MMN in neuropsychiatry, Neuroplasticity

Poster session themes, Friday June 15th: Animal models, MMN in language processing, Same but different: visual MMN

Sizes of the poster boards: width 85 cm, height 115 cm.

Tuesday June 12th

 

Wednesday June 13th

 

Thursday June 14th

 

Friday June 15th

 

 

 

9:30-10:30

Symposium 1:

Neurocomputational models of the MMN

9:30-10:30

Symposium 5: MMN in neuropsychiatry

9:30-10:30

Symposium 9: Animal models

10:30-11:00

Morning coffee

10:30-11:00

Morning coffee

10:30-11:00

Morning coffee

11:00-12:00

Symposium 2: Attention, expectation, and awareness: contributions from MMN

11:00-12:00

Symposium 6: Deviance detection in early life

11:00-12:00

Symposium 10: MMN in language processing

12:00-15:00

Pre-conference workshop on MMN methodology

12:00-13:30

Lunch

12:00-13:30

Lunch

12:00-13:30

Lunch

13:30-14:30

Symposium 3: Music and MMN

13:30-14:30

Symposium 7: Expecting the unexpected across multiple neural and temporal scales

13:30-14:30

Symposium 11: Same but different: visual MMN

14:00-15:00

Registration

14:30-14:40

Break

14:30-14:40

Break

14:30-14:40

Break

15:00-16:00

 

14:40-15:40

Symposium 4: MMN as a biomarker of developmental disorders: dream or reality?

14:40-15:40

Symposium 8: Neuroplasticity

14:40-16:00

Afternoon coffee and poster session

 

16:00-17:30

Opening ceremony

Includes a talk by Prof. Risto Näätänen

15:40-17:00

Afternoon coffee and poster session

15:40-17:00

Afternoon coffee and poster session

16:00-17:00

Keynote 2: Pat Michie

 

 

17:00-18:00

Keynote 1: Laurel Trainor

 

 

18:00-21:00

After-party

 

Panel discussion

 

Music

18:00-20:00

Reception of the University of Helsinki

18:30 ->

CBRU alumni meeting

18:15

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Reception of the city of Helsinki

 

Conference cruise

 

 

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