The "Error Signals from the Brain - 7th Mismatch Negativity Conference (MMN 2015)" will be held at the University of Leipzig, Germany, between September 8th and September 11th 2015.
The MMN is an error-signal of the brain that is elicited when an auditory (visual, somato-sensory) stimulus does not match a detected regularity of the sensory environment. It has been used in thousands of experiments in basic and applied (clinical) research to study the brain’s (automatic) encoding and representation of regularities and the detection of respective regularity violations. Therefore the MMN can be regarded as the most influential error signal in cognitive neuroscience.
The 7th Mismatch Negativity Conference presents the state of the art in methods, theory and application (basic and clinical research) of the MMN. However, it will also cover other error signals of the brain. Moreover, there will be a Hands-on pre-conference workshop devoted to the design of MMN studies and the analysis and interpretation of MMN data as well as a pre-conference workshop on the visual MMN.
MMN 2015 will take place at the University of Leipzig, which was founded in 1409 and hosted famous academics such as the mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, and the father of German literature Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Interestingly 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 in 1879 Wilhelm Wundt founded the world's first Institute for Experimental Psychology there.
I hope to see you at MMN 2015 in Leipzig.