This conference has now concluded.
Thank you to all delegates, speakers and helpers!

Natalie Sebanz (Central European University Budapest)
Harvey Whitehouse (University of Oxford)
Peter Bossaerts (University of Melbourne/Caltech)
Sally Andrews (University of Sydney)
Richard Menary (Macquarie University)

*Click here for a full program.*

Prizes awarded at the conference
Student talk  prize: sponsored by Sonoray and MagVenture: $500 awarded to David Griffiths, for his talk with Daniel Little & Simon Cropper, from Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, entitled “Differentiation of integral dimensions: The effect of training a unidimensional boundary”.

Student poster prize sponsored by the new journal Neuroscience of Consciousness: $500 awarded to Laura Blair‐West for her poster with B Fitzgibbon, P Fitzgerald & K Hoy, from Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, Central Clinical School, Monash University, entitled “Social decision‐making following transcranial direct current stimulation of the right temporoparietal junction: The role of psychopathic traits”.

Both prizes determined by the Advisory Commitee for the conference, all student posters and talks accepted for the conference were eligible for the prizes.

Call for papers/posters
The call for papers/posters has closed.

Call for symposia
Symposia submission closed.

Full time staff $375, students $175.
Registration closed Friday 5th December.

Registration covers 3 days of conference, lunch every day, coffee/tea/refreshment twice a day, drinks/nibbles at welcome reception/poster session.
Receipt: The receipt is produced automatically when your transaction is successful. You will need to print your receipt at this stage as you cannot do it later.

Conference dinner
Tuesday 9th December. $100 for staff, $80 for students. This price includes a three course dinner with beverages. Venue: The Alto Room at the Langham Hotel, Southbank.  Multiple dinner tickets can be ordered. For dietary requirements, please email the organisers at, subject heading “Dietary requirements”.

The venue is Monash University, Caulfield Campus. This is easily accessible from the City via train (Pakenham/Dandenong line, Frankston line).

Presentation Details
Talks will be 15 minutes in duration with 5 minutes for question time.
Symposia: Symposia will be 90 minutes in duration with three speakers, except for the CIBF symposia which will be 2 hours in duration with four speakers.
Posters: Posters should be sized up to A0 (~120 x 84 cm) and they can be either portrait or landscape format.

There are numerous hotels in Melbourne suiting all budgets, accessible through the usual hotel websites. The conference venue is at Caulfield Campus, which is on the train line from the city. We recommend staying in the city as there are not many hotels near the conference venue. The conference dinner is at the Langham hotel, Southbank in the city, within walking distance or easy tram ride from most other city hotels. The program holds additional information about travel to and from the conference venue.

The event will begin Monday morning 9.45AM December 8th. Registration opens at 9AM. Poster session and welcome drinks Monday night. Conference dinner Tuesday 9th December. The conference will end 6PM Wednesday 10th December. Detailed program available at the top of this page.

Postgraduate travel awards
Min. 3 awards of $300 each. Please indicate in your submission if you seek this and justify that your home institution is not covering costs. Winners to be determined on a needs basis.

Advisory committee
Jeroen van Boxtel (Monash), Bryan Paton (Monash), Monima Chadha (Monash), Peter Enticott (Deakin/Monash), Jakob Hohwy (Monash), John Michael (Copenhagen/Budapest), John Sutton (Macquarie), Michael Breakspear (Queensland Institute of Medical Research), Colin Klein (Macquarie), Olivia Carter (Melbourne), George van Doorn (Federation), Gary Egan (Monash), Jennifer Windt (Mainz/Monash).

Local organizing committee
Jakob Hohwy, Bryan Paton, Colin Palmer, Ryoji Sato, George van Doorn.

Main organisers
Jakob Hohwy & Bryan Paton; inquiries to

Associated events in Melbourne
The Australasian Society for Autism Research has its meeting December 6-7th at Latrobe University in Melbourne. See here for details.

The Neuroethics Down Under 2014 Symposium, entitled:  Neuroscience and Society in the 21st Century is a being held on December 10-11th. There will be a plennary talk on Wednesday 10th starting at 6pm with a full day program on Thursday. See here for more details.

[The 2009 conference was held at Macquarie University: Program | Proceedings]