The Vanderbilt Brain Institute

The Vanderbilt Brain Institute (VBI) was founded in 1999 as a transinstitutional entity to oversee and facilitate the extensive neuroscience-related endeavors carried out at Vanderbilt University. As such, the primary missions of the VBI are to promote research, education and training in the brain-related disciplines at Vanderbilt, with the stated goal of fostering excellence in each of these arenas.

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IMRF 2017 – Vanderbilt University – May 19-22, 2017

The International Multisensory Research Forum is an annual gathering of the international multisensory research community that focuses on how the combination of information from the different senses influences behavior and shapes performance and perception. The meeting is a rich multidisciplinary forum for cognitive scientists, neuroscientists, psychologists, and others and is an exceptional opportunity for these individuals to present and discuss the most recent work in the field. Areas of major emphasis include clinical disorders, cognition, computational modeling, decision-making, development, neuroanatomy, neuroimaging, physiology, and speech and language processing. The conference is returning to the United States for the first time since 2009.


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