2nd Summer School on Auditory Cognition
16-23rd July 2012, Plymouth, UK
The 2nd EU-Cog sponsored Summer School on Auditory Cognition will be taking place between July 16th and July 23rd, 2012, in Plymouth, UK. The summer school is exclusively focused on the topic of “Auditory Cognition – Listening in the Real World” and will cover a wide range of subjects, from the basics of auditory perception to higher order cognitive processes, as well as practical applications and new approaches to understanding auditory cognition.
The School will be suitable for late-stage Masters and PhD students with an interest in Auditory Cognition and will consist of a 6-day educational program (seminars and practical sessions) complemented by group work projects for the students and a wide range of social activities.
The Summer School will be a combination of both theory and practice, covering many levels of auditory processing. This will be a fairly challenging syllabus, introducing topics such as bottom-up processing of sounds to modern theories of awareness, music cognition, speech perception and new approaches in cochlear implants. The practical sessions in the afternoons will allow participants to gain hands-on experience of some of the techniques and applications discussed during the seminar sessions. Students will learn to make recordings both in the field and the lab, run some key experiments and be introduced to the body of methodological techniques associated with this field; student’s will also have the opportunity to produce and participate in a sonic-art performance in Plymouth University’s Immersive Vision Theatre.
This year, the teachers and topics to be addressed are:
• Rhodri Cusack: Neural correlates of conscious auditory perception
• Maria Chait: Discovering and representing patterns in sound sequences
• Henkjan Honing: Music cognition
• Annemarie Surlykke: Biosonar: Using sounds to probe the world
• Dick Botteldooren: Environmental acoustics
• Sophie Scott: Neurobiology of speech perception
• Bernhard Laback: New approaches in cochlear implants
• Matt Coombe and Neil Rose: Sound and Space
The deadline for applications is the 27/05/12; successful applicants will be notified by 10/06/12.
For more information and to make an application, please visit: http://www.
For information related to the educational programme and eligibility for the school please contact Orsolya Szalárdy: szalardy@cogpsyphy.
For other enquiries related to accommodation etc. then please contact Lucy Davies: lucy.davies4@plymouth.