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2016 Neuroscience of Attention Conference

The Institute for Mind and Brain at the University of South Carolina is organizing a one-day conference on Neuroscience of Attention, Friday, October 14, 2016. This is the second in a series of annual forums for highlighting current topics in cognitive neuroscience.

Presentations will address topics on visual-spatial attention, development of attention, executive attention, and the neuropsychology. The conference features four external invited speakers, as well as invited contributions by local researchers.

Attention functions in a myriad of ways to build our perceptions of the world and allow us to act on them intelligently. Cognitive neuroscientists have identified multiple networks within the brain that coordinate attention in tasks that require a wide variety of cognitive skills, ranging from sensory-motor coordination to high level executive functioning. Attentional networks can be traced developmentally and disruption of these networks can have profound effects on cognitive function. The one-day conference on the Neuroscience of Attention invites students and faculty to consider questions such as “How does attention coordinate inputs from different sensory modalities?”; “What neural structures guide attention and thought?”; “How does attention connect action and perception?”; “How does attention develop and how is it impacted by health factors?"

Under the sponsorship of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Institute for Mind and Brain invites you to explore the many facets of neuroplasticity and learning with us at this conference. We look forward to scientific discourse related to talks, posters and networking with researchers in the area of cognitive neuroscience. Students, faculty and other researchers in the field are invited to participate. Please register at our website and join us at the Capstone Campus Room at the University of South Carolina for an exploration of mind and brain.


We will have a poster session at the conference and highly encourage researchers to apply to present. Send the following information in a word document (email attachment to by September 21, 2016:

First author (Name, affiliation, position)

Additional authors (Names and Affiliations)

Title of poster (up to 20 words)

Abstract (up to 200 words)


The conference is from 8:45am-6pm and includes snacks and lunch.

Registration by 9/23/16: Students $35, Faculty and Other $50

Registration after 9/23/16: Students $60, Faculty and Other $80

Prices range from $35.00 to $50.00 (price depends on options selected)