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April 22, 2023
University of Pennsylvania

One-day meeting for Auditory Neuroscience on the East Coast!

Please join us on April 22, 2023, 8:30 am – 6 pm, for a one-day in person conference designed to bring together East Coast auditory neuroscience researchers and trainees to present their latest unpublished work in an informal setting with the goal of jumpstarting collaborations. This is a one-day event featuring presentations by young scientists and a poster session on the University of Pennsylvania campus. Last time we ran it (in 2018), we also had a spontaneous jam session, so bring your musical instruments!

Organizers: Justin Yao (Rutgers University), Todd Mowery (Rutgers University), Yale Cohen (University of Pennsylvania), Michael Beauchamp (University of Pennsylvania) and Maria Geffen (University of Pennsylvania)
Sponsors: Penn Otorhinolaryngology, Penn Neurosurgery, Penn MINS, Penn MINDCore, Rutgers Otolaryngology, Bruker, TDT
Location: University of Pennsylvania; Jordan Law Auditorium in Smilow Research Center
Registration: Registration is closed. Registration is free thanks to our sponsors.
Download the List of Posters: 2023.4.SPLASH.Posters

8:30-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-10:10 am Session 1 

Organizers: Welcome

Jihyun Kim, Rutgers University. Chromatin remodeling protein CHD4 regulates axon guidance of spiral ganglion neurons in developing inner ear

Nicholas Lazier, University of Pittsburgh. Molecular contributions to sex differences in auditory nerve physiology

Janelle Feather, Flatiron Institute. Model metamers of auditory neural networks reveal discrepancies with human perception

10:10-10:40 am Coffee Break

10:40-11:40 am Session 2 

Jens Madsen, CCNY. Brain-body interaction during natural story listening

Michael Johns, University of Maryland. Attention Mobilization as a Modulator of Listening Effort: Evidence from Pupillometry

Third talk cancelled

11:45 am-1 pm Lunch

1-2 pm Posters

2-3 pm Session 3

Matheus Maceda-Lima, University of Maryland. Orbitofrontal Cortex Shapes Auditory Cortical and Perceptual Sensitivity

Amy LeMessurier, New York University Neural circuitry underlying cortical control of a vocalization-driven maternal behavior

Alexandria Lesicko, University of Pennsylvania. Corticofugal regulation of predictive coding

3:30-4:30 pm Session 4

Jennifer Lawlor, Johns Hopkins University. Spatially clustered neurons encode vocalization categories in the bat midbrain

Chase Mackey, Nathan S. Kline Institute. The limits of rhythm in thalamocortical circuits

Ashlan Reid, The City College of New York. Temporally shifted critical period events in left and right primary auditory cortex

4:30-6 pm Happy hour/Posters/Music break

Poster boards are 40″x60″, can be rotated to 60″x40″.

Getting here: Jordan Law Auditorium in Smilow Research Center

Smilow Research Center is at 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia PA 19104.

The conference is in Jordan Law Auditorium: Enter Smilow Research Center on East Service Drive and go up the escalator. Take the elevators in the Smilow Center – please note the first 4 elevators in the 6 elevator bank are identified with Translational Research Center.  These 4 elevators will take you to the Jordan Space (the last 2 take you to clinical areas).  Push floor 5 – once there, it is clear where to go! NOTE: There will be another conference taking place in Smilow the same day as the SPLASH conference – don’t go to the wrong conference!

To get to Smilow:

From Philly airport, take a cab/rideshare to Smilow Research Center (20 mins) or SEPTA Airport line to University City Station (20 mins + 5 min walk).

From Amtrak 30th St Philadelphia station, take a cab/rideshare to Smilow Research Center (5-10 mins) or walk (20 mins).

If driving, park in the Perelman Building Garage.

Hotels: Several hotels provide Penn discounts (listed here — for a nice option, try Inn at Penn or The Study or AKA hotel), although you might be able to find a better deal through an online booking engine. It is easy to get to the meeting venue from anywhere in CenterCity Philadelphia.