Key note speakers
Emeritus Professor Pat Michie, School of Psychology, Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory, University of Newcastle: "Pathways to psychosis – insights from mismatch negativity in animal models through to the clinic"
Professor Laurel Trainor, McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind, McMaster University: “Rhythm and prediction: measuring event-related potentials and neural oscillations to understand musical experience”
confirmed symposia in MMN2018:
Neurocomputational models of the MMN
Chairs: Prof. Anne Caclin and Prof. Erich Schröger
- Sue Denham, Plymouth University, UK: "Computational models of auditory scene analysis and auditory regularities extraction"
- Marta Garrido, University of Queensland, Australia: "DCM"
- Françoise Lecaignard, Lyon Neuroscience Research Center, France: "Predictability in sound sequences, DCM, computational models of regularities extraction"
Expecting the unexpected across multiple neural and temporal scales
Prof. Carles Escera & Prof. Leon Deouell
- Maria Chait & Sijia Chao (University College London, Great Britain): "Norepinephrine signals surprisal: Evidence from human pupil dilation to pattern changes"
- Tristan Bekinschtein (University of Cambridge, Great Britain): "Do brain processes to different stimuli share detection cortical mechanisms?"
- Jordi Costa-Faidella (Institute of Neurosciences - University Of Barcelona), Marta Ortega-Llebaria, Carles Escera: "Lexical prediction errors affect low-level acoustic processing"
- Leon Deouell (Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Research and Department of Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel): "Seeing the big picture – time scales of automatic prediction in temporal and frontal cortex"
Chairs: Prof. Manolo Malmierca and Prof. Dean Salisbury
- Lauren Harms (University of Newcastle, Australia): “Exploring the effect of neurodevelopmental risk factors for schizophrenia on mismatch responses in awake, freely moving rats”
- Tobias Teichert (University of Pittsburgh, USA): “Tracking the behavioral and neural correlates of echoic memory formation and decay in the rhesus monkey"
- Wolfer von der Behrens (University of Zurich, Switzerland): "Stimulus-specific adaptation and deviance detection in the rat somatosensory system"
- Misako Komatsu (RIKEN Brain Science Institute (BSI), Saitama, Japan): “Effects of ketamine administrations on frequency and duration mismatch activity in common marmosets with whole-cortical electrocorticograms"
Same but different: visual MMN
Chairs: Dr. Urte Roeber and Dr. Piia Astikainen
- Dagmar Müller (Institute for Psychology, Leipzig University, Germany): Müller: "Visual mismatch negativity to invisible violations of target-object contingencies"
- István Czigler (Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Budapest, Hungary): "Visual mismatch negativity to deleted features: effects of spatial attention, aging and emotions”
- Gabor Stefanics (1Translational Neuromodeling Unit (TNU), University of Zurich & ETH Zurich, Switzerland): "A single-trial erp analysis of prediction errors during visual mismatch: A computational modeling study"
- Urte Roeber (School of Psychology and Exercise Science, Murdoch University, Australia): "Rock around the clock: MMN for notes but no vMMN for equivalent changes in orientation"
Attention, expectation, and awareness: contributions from MMN
Chairs: Prof. Kimmo Alho and Prof. Elyse Sussman
- Andrew Dykstra (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany): " Does the mismatch negativity operate on conscious stimulus representations? Evidence from MEG and informational masking"
- Claude Alain (University of Toronto, Canada): "Attentional blink: A window into auditory perceptual awareness"
- Elyse Sussman (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA): "Stimulus expectations and implicit learning: influences on MMN"
Deviance detection in early life
Chairs: Prof. István Winkler and Prof. Paavo Leppänen
- Nicole Wetzel (Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg, Germany): "Pupil dilation in response to unexpected emotional novel sounds in infants and adults"
- Phillip M. Gilley (Neurodynamics Laboratory, Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA): "The role of infant sleep states in early perceptual development"
- Gábor P. Háden (Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary): "Beats babies miss, beats babies match"
- Kaisa Lohvansuu (Department of Psychology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland): "Brain responses to speech sounds at 6 months predict school-age reading skills"
MMN as a biomarker of developmental disorders: dream or reality?
Chairs: Prof. Valerie Shafer and Prof. Teija Kujala
- Marie Gomot (University of Tours, France): "MMN as a potential neurophysiological marker of Autism Spectrum Disorder"
- Valerie Shafer (City University of New York, USA): "Neural indices of speech perception in late-talking toddlers"
- Paula Virtala (University of Helsinki, Finland): "Neural markers of dyslexia in the developing brain"
MMN in language processing
Chairs: Prof. Thomas Jacobsen and Dr. Alina Leminen
- Valéria Csépe & Ferenc Honbolygo (Hungarian Academy of Sciences): "MMN sensitivity to suprasegmental irregularities in speech"
- Stefan Elmer (University of Zürich): "Benefits and pitfalls of MMN responses for tracking the multifaceted dimensions of speech processing and learning"
- Friedemann Pulvermüller & Luigi Grisoni (Freie Universität Berlin): "MMN, prediction and the readiness potential - is there a relationship?"
- Sari Ylinen (University of Helsinki): "Say it again, kid! - the effects of a speech-based learning game on children’s MMN for foreign words"
Music and MMN
Chairs: Dr. Minna Huotilainen and Dr. Vesa Putkinen
- Peter Vuust (Aarhus University, Denmark): "The MMN as a marker of predictive coding in music
- Extending the Musical Multi-feature Paradigm"
- Henkjan Honing (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands): "Perceiving temporal regularity in music: The role of auditory event-related potentials (ERPs) in probing beat perception"
- Vesa Putkinen (University of Turku, Finland): "Musical training and the maturation of sound encoding and executive functions in adolescence"
MMN in neuropsychiatry
Chairs: Prof. Patricia Michie and Prof. Hirooki Yabe
- Hirooki Yabe and Tetsuya Shiga (Fukushima, Japan): "MMN deficiency as a neurophysiological biomarker in patients with schizophrenia"
- Greg Light (San Diego, USA): "Using MMN to Accelerate the Pace of Development for CNS Therapeutics"
- Juanita Todd (Newcastle, Australia): "MMN as an index of altered relevance filtering in schizophrenia"
Chairs: Prof. Elvira Brattico & Prof. Friedemann Pulvermuller
- Yury Shtyrov (Aarhus University, Denmark): “Neural signatures of novel word acquisition in the oddball paradigm and beyond”
- Friedemann Pulvermuller (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany): “Using the MMN for tracking language recovery in the neurorehabilitation of post-stroke aphasia”
- John Connolly (McMaster University, Canada): “MMN changes in brain injury: from coma to concussion”
- Elvira Brattico (Aarhus University, Denmark): “Genetic modulations of MMN plastic adaptations”