The Evoked Potentials International Conference (EPIC) has traditionally
been the most important scientific event for those working in
the field of event-related potentials (ERPs) and related areas.
Held only once every three years, it offers participants an
opportunity to interact on a first-hand basis with many other
investigators from throughout the world who are involved in
ERP research. This upcoming EPIC will be held in Leipzig, in
the university main building in the center of the city.
EPIC XIV will be a meeting about both basic and applied research
and invites presentations that employ ERPs as well as newer
methods of assessing brain function (PET, fMRI, MEG, EROS, TMS).
The conference will interest professionals from many domains
including, but not limited to, cognitive neuroscience, experimental,
cognitive, clinical, social and developmental psychology, neuropsychology,
neurology, neurosurgery, neurophysiology, neuroradiology, psychiatry,
magnetoencephalography, biomedical engineering, psychopharmacology,
The themes that will be treated in EPIC XIV include mental
and bodily functions such as perception, action, memory, attention,
language, emotion, evaluation, motivation, problem solving,
multisensory processing, motor behavior, and cardiovascular
responses. Presentations on normal functioning, development,
clinical aspects and methodology are invited.
Presentations will consist of key-note lectures, symposia with
oral presentations, and poster sessions. Special emphasis will
be given to poster sessions to facilitate exchanges and discussions
between the participants.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ORGANIZING A SYMPOSIUM, PLEASE LET
US KNOW BY APRIL 1st 2003.
Leipzig is a modern
city with an impressive history. For example, the Leipzig
Fair is celebrated as the "mother" of all trade
fairs. Johann Sebastian Bach was Leipzig's director of music
and the cantor of St.
Thomas's Church from 1723 until his death in 1750. Leipzig
is the home of the Gewandhaus
Orchestra, the oldest civic concert orchestra in Europe, dating
back more than 300 years. The Leipzig Opera
company is the second oldest opera in Germany. In Leipzig the
Peaceful Revolution in 1989 began. The University
of Leipzig (founded in 1409) has an impressive history as
well: for example, the mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz,
the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, and the father of German
literature Goethe studied in Leipzig. Interesting from the view
of cognitive neuroscience, psychiatry, and psychology: Paul
Flechsig and Emil Kraepelin worked at the University of Leipzig;
Ernst Heinrich Weber and Gustav Theodor Fechner developed Psychophysics,
and Wilhelm Wundt founded the world's first Institute for Experimental
Psychology in 1879.
Beside its interesting history, Leipzig is centrally located
in Europe and has an international airport.
The historical innercity of Leipzig is wellworth visiting and
important european cities such as Berlin
and Prag can be reached
within half a day.