The CICERO Learning Network will organize a one-day symposium "Multisensory perception and learning" on Friday March 2nd, 2018.

The symposium Multisensory perception and learning aims to address how different sensory modalities function together, and how these interactions enhance memory and learning. The scope encompasses a wide range of topics, ranging from basic research on perception and learning to applications of this knowledge, for example in rehabilitation of clinical groups or education in general.

The symposium welcomes submissions for poster presentations around the topic. Please submit an abstract (max 200 words) via the online form here. The deadline for abstracts is February 22, and announcement on acceptance will be given by 23 February. Maximum poster size is 89cm wide and 119cm tall.

The symposium is open to scholars and students free of charge. Registrations should be made by February 28 using the e-form here. Registration is necessary even if you've already submitted an abstract.


Minerva Plaza, Siltavuorenpenger 5A
University of Helsinki, Finland

9.00 Registration
9.30 Dr. Mari Tervaniemi, Research Director: Welcome
9.40 Keynote: Dr. Katie Overy: Multisensory musical learning, from the brain to the classroom
10.40 Dr. Kaisa Tiippana: Audiovisual semantic memory across the life span
11.10 Break (refreshments)
11.30 Russ Palmer and  Dr. Riitta Lahtinen: Social-haptic communication - portraying emotions and description through touch
12.30 Lunch
13.00 Oral presentations
           13:00 Pirta Hotulainen: Cell biological perspective on altered sensory sensitivity and learning in ASD
           13:15 Minna Törmänen, Studer, B., Hogrefe, A.,Margelisch, K. & Perrig, W.: Cognitive interventions in elementary school settings
13:30 Markku O. Pöyhönen: Musician: from multisensory to multiple intelligences
13:45 Satu Saalasti & Mikko Sams: Neural mechanisms underlying lipreading of a narrative
14.00 Poster presentations based on submitted abstracts
15.00 End of the day

The event will be streamed between 9:40 - 12:30, excluding breaks. You can follow the stream live at the address

For any queries, please contact one of the co-chairs: Research Director Mari Tervaniemi (mari.tervaniemi(at) or Dr. Kaisa Tiippana (kaisa.tiippana(at)