Academy Colloquium

Decoding the neurobiology of synaesthesia

18 March 2015  -  20 March 2015
KNAW, Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam
+31 20 551 0987
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This Academy Colloquium will bring together leading experts from neurobiology, cognitive psychology, and genetics to critically evaluate the known aspects of synaesthesia and debate the scientific questions that can be answered by studying this intriguing phenomenon. Preceding the international Academy Colloquium a Master Class for young researchers, PhD-students and research master students in Neurobiology of Synaesthesia is organised.

Master Class attendees are cordially invited to submit an abstract (300 words) for a 10-minute presentation of their research.

Synaesthesia is a rare human neurodevelopmental trait characterised by cross-modal sensory experiences such as perceptions of visual images triggered by sounds, or tastes elicited by spoken words.


Academy Colloquium

19 & 20 March 2015
Format A mixture of lectures and roundtable discussion sessions.
Capacity Participation in the colloquium is limited to 50 selected scholars
Costs €50 per person
Registration Academy website by 15 January 2015

Master Class

Wednesday afternoon, 18 March 2015
Lecturers Simon Fisher – MPI for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
Romke Rouw – University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Peter Gregersen – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, USA
Jamie Ward – School of Psychology, University of Sussex, UK
Capacity Up to 50 young researchers
Costs Participation in the Master Class is free for students selected based on a statement of interest.
Registration Academy website by 15 January 2015

Call for Master Class Presentations

Who Young researchers, PhD-students, and master students in the fields of neurobiology, psychology, genetics and related fields are cordially invited to submit an abstract (300 words) for a 10-minute presentation of their research. 
Topics Topics may include but are not limited to synaesthesia, crossmodal perception, multisensory integration, sound symbolism, et cetera.
How Please upload your proposal on the Academy website by 15 January 2015. The top three applicants will be selected to present their work during the Master Class.


Dr K. Kucera, Prof. S.E. Fisher and Dr S. Graham (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen)