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Workshop 2019

The 4th workshop on

Cognitive neuroscience of auditory and cross-modal perception

03 – 05 June 2019, Košice (pronounced KOH-shih-tse), Slovakia

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We are preparing the 4th Workshop on Cognitive neuroscience of auditory 
and cross-modal perception, to be held on June 3 – 5, 2019 in Košice

Keep looking for this section for more updates !!!


  • This workshop will include advanced research talks (and introductory lectures) on a range of topics related to the neural processes of auditory, visual and cross-modal perception.
  • The main focus of this year’s workshop will be on adaptation, learning and training in spatial perception and cognition.
  • The talks will illustrate the multidisciplinary character of cognitive neuroscience research, covering behavioral, neuroimaging, and modeling approaches, as well as applications of the research in auditory prosthetic devices.
  • The workshop is aimed at early-stage and advanced students and young researchers, and it will provide ample opportunities for direct interactions between the lecturers and the attendees.

The workshop will follow up on our previous workshops. (An electronic version of the proceedings with lectures and assignments from the previous two workshops is available here.)


1/2-day sessions, including invited talks, contributed talks, and posters focusing on the topics of Adaptation, Learning and training, Auditory and cross-modal perception (general), and Vision and other topics in computational and cognitive neuroscience. (Also, non-scientific program – outings to tourist destinations near Kosice – will be organized on the day before and day after the workshop.)

Invited talks and talks by ALT consortium (tentative):

Click here for more details about the speakers, titles and co-authors.

Program (tentative) :

Monday, 03 June, 2019
Morning  Sessions
8:30 – 11:45
Afternoon Sessions
13:30 – 16:45
Poster Session 16:45
Reception 18:00
Tuesday, 04 June, 2019
Morning  Sessions
8:30 – 11:45
Afternoon Sessions
13:30 – 16:45
Poster Session 16:45
Wednesday, 05 June, 2019
Morning  Sessions
8:30 – 11:45

Instructions for the presenters:

  • Invited talks Each talk will have 45 mins assigned to it (35 mins talk; 10 min discussion), followed by a 5 min break.
  • Contributed talks Each presenter will have 20 minutes (17 min for the talk and 3 mins for discussion).
  • Posters A poster session will be included in the program. Poster boards (114 cm x 142 cm; width x height) with pins will be provided.

Social events and outings:

Sun (2 June): Outing near Kosice.
Mon (3 June): Reception (18:00).
Tue (4 June): Guided tour of Kosice (17:00).
Wed (5 June): Outing near Kosice (afternoon).

Some places of interest near to Koscie:
Slovak Paradise hike (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g274922-d547433-Reviews-The_Sucha_Bela_Canyon-Slovakia.html
Spissky hrad castle late afternoon + Levoca town at dinner.
Domica cave in morning / Slovak Karst hike in Zadiel in afternoon / brewery and/or Betliar manor house for lunch (you can end this trip at lunch, the bus will bring people back to Kosice/airport at 1pm).
We can choose whether to do a bigger or shorter hike, or whether to skip any particular place. If you have any concerns/questions/suggestions contact at kogneuro@gmail.com.


Lecture hall 2.17T, Faculty of Science / Technicom building, P. J. Šafárik University, Jesenná 5, 04001 Košice Slovakia.


Norbert Kopco, P. J. Safarik University in Košice
Erick Gallun, National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research, Portland and OHSU
Piotr Majdak, Austrian Academy of Science, Vienna
Aaron Seitz, University of California, Riverside

Organizing team and contact:

Eleni Vlahou, Keerthi, Maike Ferber, Rene Sebena, Perception and Cognition Lab

Email: kogneuro@gmail.com

Travel, accommodation, visitor information:

Getting there: You can walk to the workshop venue (and Maraton hotel) from the railway & bus stations. (or you can take the #17 bus or #2 tram to Radnica Stareho Mesta station).
Getting around: The best way of getting around is by a taxi cab. You can install the HOPIN or Taxify app on your phone (a taxi hailing app, similar to Uber) and you can request a cab from any place to any place in Košice, you see the cost prior to ordering, and you can even request a cab driver that speaks English. You can also hail regular cabs on the street, the cost within city should never be more than 3EUR. Or you can call the cab companies. Easy Taxi has a fixed rate of 3EUR anywhere within Košice. American Taxi offers fixed rate of 8EUR to/from the airport.

Travel: The Kosice Airport is served by Austrian Airlines, Czech Airlines, Turkish Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines (via Vienna, Prague, Warsow, Kiev, Istanbul and Bratislava), by low-cost airlines Wizzair (London Luton, Bristol, Doncaster Shefield) and Ryanair (serves Kosice from London Southend, it’ll start from 3/31). Alternatively you can fly to Budapest Airport and take a 3.5-hr shuttle bus to Kosice (for example, using the cassoviaexpres or Airtrans.sk). Leo Expres (or Airtrans.sk) offers best shuttle bus connections from Poland (from Krakow or Krakow airport), taking 4 to 5 hrs. Also FlixBus serves many cities directly or with connection from Kosice. More information about how to get to Kosice (also by train or bus) can be found here.

Accommodation: There are several hotels close to the workshop venue, for example Hotel Ambassador, Yasmin, Maraton or Zlatý Dukát (for more hotel options please see http://www.booking.com, http://www.hotels.com, for hostels see: http://www.hostels.com, http://www.hostelworld.com ; previous participants liked Hostel Kosice (above Madrid club), you should get the price of 13EUR/night if you mention that you’re there for our workshop). There is also an option to stay at the university dorm which costs 15 euros/night. Contact organisers for reservation.

Visitor information and current events: Košice was one of the European Capitals of Culture in 2013. For the list of new cultural venues and current events there, see http://k13.sk/ (in Slovak). For all events and trip ideas see http://www.visitkosice.eu/ , http://gokosice.sk/, http://www.slovaktours.eu/, http://www.mickosice.sk/, http://slovakia.travel/ , or http://www.slovakia.com/

Recommended restaurants: Nearby: Sport, Mango, Maraton, Heppi, Santa Lucia, Tip Top, Krcma Letna, Tabacka, Dobre Bistro, Mala Praha, Dva a dve, Gesto. Slovak and international cuisine: Villa Regia, Uhorský dvor (also Hungarian), Jaskyňa (also Middle-Eastern/falafel), Iris (in Zlaty Dukat hotel), Republika východu (The East-Slovak Republic, modern with a traditional twist), Le Colonial, Olive Tree (in Hilton hotel), fast-food and regular restaurants in Aupark shopping center, 12 apoštolov, Camelot, Restaurant Maraton, Med Malina, Golden Royal, Atrium (in Teledom hotel), Czech: Budejovická hospoda, Česká hospoda, Polish: Karczma mlyn , Mediterranean (Italian): Mediterran, La Ventana, Napoli, Piano, Jazz Garden, Zlatý zvon, Retro Cult Club, French: A la maison, Middle-Eastern: Kleopatra-Agadir, Burekas, Vegetarian/vegan: Halmi (gluten-free vegan), Ajvega, Madrid (has vegan options, limited menu, dinner only), Indian: Góvinda, Little India, Taj Mahal, Steak house: Rosto, Ukrainian: Barvinok, Sushi/Thai/Asian: Bamboo, Maiko sushi, Greek: Korfu, Vietnamese: Asia fast food, Turkish: Osman city (fast food), Breakfast: Rozpravka. Beer: Golem micro brewery, Hostinec, Luxor, Dobre casy, Red Nose, Madrid. Wine: Dva a dve, Villa Cassa, Vinoteka Loefler, Barrique – Pivotéka & Vinotéka.


The workshop is open to all interested students/scientists. Registration is free of charge but required. To register, please send an email to kogneuro@gmail.com stating your name and affiliation and the dates on which you are planning to attend. All accepted abstracts will be published on the workshop website and in the abstract book. No proceedings will be published. In case you would like to have a presentation please send us an abstract (up to 200 words; also indicate whether you prefer poster or oral presentation) no later than May 1 2019.

The invited speakers are provided with accommodation with breakfast, refreshments, and transportation for social events during the workshop. Light refreshments will also be provided for the registered participants. /
Pre pozvaných prednášajúcich je zabezpečená účasť a preprava v rámci sprievodných spoločenských akcií workshopu, ubytovanie s raňajkami, občerstvenie počas workshopu. Pre registrovaných účastníkov bude poskytnuté občerstvenie počas workshopu.

This workshop is supported by the EU H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015 project #691229.