Breaking News: Best Poster Award

The FFR Workshop 2022 is coming and we are happy to announce that a Best Poster Award, sponsored by the MIT Press and worth $200 in their books, will be awarded to the best poster presented at the Workshop by a MSc/PhD student or young postdoc (less than three years after the PhD degree). An individual message will be sent to all authors submitting a poster to confirm eligibility and willingness to participate.

About the Workshop

The Frequency Following Response (FFR) is a sustained auditory evoked potential that has gained recent interest in auditory cognitive neuroscience over the past few years, as it captures with great fidelity the tracking accuracy of periodic sound features in the ascending auditory system. By analyzing the FFR it is possible to read neural traces from the scalp as sounds are transcribed in the neuronal aggregates and how these neural sound traces are shaped by different auditory experiences, context, and challenging conditions, such as listening in noise, with age and in speech and language disorders. Moreover, the number of developmental studies recording the FFR during the first years of life in healthy and clinical conditions are growing exponentially, as the FFR provides a neurophysiological correlate of language acquisition and processing.

Despite its popularity, a lot remains unknown about the FFR: what are the underlying processes involved in generating the response and what do the components making up the FFR reflect exactly? What kind of analyses are most appropriate to characterize the response? And what does inter-individual variability in the FFR signify? The aim of this workshop is to bring the FFR community together and to open up the discussion on the origins and interpretation of the response, explore new recording and analysis techniques, and discuss hot topics in this rapidly evolving field.

Confirmed Speakers

Erika Skoe (keynote), University of Connecticut
Gavin Bidelman (keynote), University of Memphis
Bharath Chandrasekaran (keynote), University of Pittsburgh

Gabriella Musacchia, University of the Pacific
Tobias Teichert, University of Pittsburgh
Jennifer Krizman, Northwestern University
Teresa Ribas-Prats, University of Barcelona

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline (EXTENDED) 21 March 2022
Notification of abstract acceptance 25 March 2022
Early registration Until 20 April 2022
Late registration 21 April - 1 June 2022
Congress dates 8-10 June 2022

Registration fees

Early payment (until 20 April 2022) Students: 75 €
Postdocs/PIs: 125 €
Late payment (21 April - 1 June 2022) Students: 100 €
Postdocs/PIs: 200 €

Poster instructions

Posters should be of vertical A0 format (width: 841 mm, height: 1189 mm) or similar.
Push pins will be provided for the presenters to attach the posters to the stands.
Each poster can be up for the whole Workshop and placed on Wednesday 8 in the afternoon or Thursday 9 in the morning. Posters must be removed by Friday 10 in the evening.
A number has been assigned to each poster (see abstracts book). Posters should be attached to the stands with the corresponding numbers.

Talk instructions

The duration of the time slot assigned to a Keynote is of 60 min (45 min plus 15 min for questions).
The duration of the time slot assigned to a Talk is of 30 min (20 min plus 10 min for question)

Venue: Historic Building of the University of Barcelona



Institutional Support

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