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Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Society (ACNS)




11th Annual Meeting of the Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Society

January 6-7, 2017 – Gainesville, Florida

Free and Open to Public

ACNS Schedule

Presentations on Friday afternoon (Jan. 6) will take place in the HPNP Auditorium – Room 1404 in the HPNP building, 1225 Center Drive, Gainesville, FL, 32601

Presentations on Saturday (Jan.7) morning and afternoon take place in the Chamber Auditorium in the J. Wayne Reitz Union, 686 Museum Road, Gainesville, FL, 32611

The Hearing Research Center of the University of Florida will host the 11th annual meeting of the Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Society (ACNS). This conference was created to bring together researchers from a variety of backgrounds to discuss the cognitive/perceptual processing of complex signals such as speech, music, and natural sounds. This meeting is meant to be interactive, so there will be plenty of opportunities for everyone attending to express opinions, outrage, love and affection.


ACNS is free and open to the public. However, we ask that you register here so we can estimate attendance and plan accordingly.

Preliminary List of Presenters:

Michael Beauchamp, Baylor College of Medicine: Models and mechanisms of multisensory speech perception
Chris Braun, Hunter College: Language and meaning in the electric communication of weakly-electric fish
Dan Brenner, University of Alberta: Exploring individual differences in auditory lexical decision
Chris Brown, University of Pittsburgh: Binaural hearing en plein air: A veridical paradox in the horizontal plane
Nico Carbonell, University of Florida: Let’s get Flexible! An individual differences approach to examining perceptual flexibility
Bharath Chandrasekaran, University of Texas-Austin: Stability and plasticity in the neural representation of speech categories
Fred Dick, University of London: What can neuroscience learn from my violin teachers? 
Reyna Gordon, Vanderbilt University: If you don’t have rhythm, you might not have grammar: From a neurobiological basis of language impairment to music intervention
Lori Holt, Carnegie Mellon University: It’s always sunny in Gainesville: Weather prediction for auditory categories
Ed Lalor, University of Rochester: Decoding how attention and visual input affect the early-stage encoding of natural speech
Miriam Lense, Vanderbilt University: Singing to infants for social engagement: Does the sound matter?
Andrew Lotto, University of Florida: Drain the swamp! Time for a paradigm shift in the study of speech perception 
Bob Lutfi, University of Wisconsin: Individual differences in sound source segregation based on simultaneous spatial and spectral cues
Susan Nittrouer, University of Florida:The units of analysis in language processing
Arty Samuel, SUNY – Stony Brook & BCBL, Spain: Some people are more lexical than others
Joe Schlesinger, Vanderbilt UniversityTurn Down The Volume! Why are auditory medical alarms loud and annoying? 
Tiffany Woynaroski, Vanderbilt University: Ain’t nobody got time for that!: Automated alternatives to conventional coding of child vocalizations

Any questions, concerns, inquires, etc. can be directed to Andrew Lotto at