APCAM 2018 Call for Abstracts

The 17th Annual Auditory Perception, Cognition and Action Meeting (APCAM 2018) will be held on Thursday, November 15th at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. APCAM is a one-day satellite meeting affiliated with the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. The goal of APCAM is to bring together researchers from various theoretical perspectives to present focused research on auditory cognition, perception, and aurally guided action.

APCAM's Organizing Committee welcomes empirical (behavioral and neuroscientific), theoretical, and/or methodological abstract submissions on a variety of auditory topics, including but not limited to the following areas:

  • Auditory memory and imagery
  • Auditory scene analysis; object, event, and pattern perception
  • Aurally guided action and navigation
  • Comparative auditory processing
  • Cross-modal correspondences and multisensory integration
  • Healthy vs. disordered hearing and hearing loss
  • Language learning, processing, and development
  • Sound localization, source identification, and motion perception
  • Music perception, cognition, and performance
  • Pitch, loudness, and timbre perception
  • Speech perception and production
  • Temporal processing, timing, and attention

Submitting an Abstract

Submissions should include an abstract of 300 words or less, the title of the proposed presentation, names and affiliations for all contributing authors as they should appear in the conference program, and e-mail contact information for the primary/submitting author.

Additionally, the Organizing Committee welcomes proposals representing either a cluster of 3-4 related abstracts or a (45 to 60 minute) panel discussion on a unified topic. Related abstracts should be submitted separately, along with a separate abstract (also 300 words or less) from the proposal's coordinating author. Proposals for panel discussions only require this latter type of abstract. The abstract from the coordinating author should indicate the motivation for, and the nature of, the proposed session, including a brief overview of the fundamental issues that it hopes to address. A list of contributing authors for the session also should be provided, along with a brief statement about what each author will discuss. Preference will be given to proposed sessions that cut across research domains and that have important theoretical implications and/or practical applications.

The deadline for submission of abstracts and program proposals is September 17, 2018. APCAM's submission deadline has always been close to the conference date, which is made possible by the fact that authors are notified about the status of their submission rapidly (usually within 2-3 weeks). Travel and reservation information are linked on the APCAM website or can be accessed from the Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting website.

Oral and Poster Presentations

Each submission also should indicate whether there is a preference for a 15-minute oral presentation or a poster presentation. The committee will make every effort to accommodate presentation preferences, though it may not be possible to honor all requests. If there are more accepted abstracts with an oral presentation preference than there are available presentation slots, preference will be given to papers judged to represent the strongest contributions, as well as to participants who did not deliver an oral presentation at the immediately preceding APCAM.


The past year has brought exciting changes to APCAM, including the election of a new Organizing Committee, the formation of the Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Research Foundation (APCARF), and the first volume of our new affiliated journal from Taylor & Francis entitled Auditory Perception & Cognition (AP&C). Information on these new entities can be found on the APCAM website.

To support the mission of APCARF, AP&C and APCAM, there will be a $30 fee for APCAM conference attendance this year. This fee will serve as your annual dues to APCARF; the membership will cover APCAM program materials, provide you with an individual subscription to AP&C for the following year, permit you to access reduced open-access publication fees for AP&C, and allow you to take part in member discussions about all three entities at the conference. Additionally, accepted abstracts will receive automatic consideration to be invited to submit a manuscript for the following year's annual issue of AP&C highlighting work from APCAM. For more details about APCARF, see the Foundation Membership page.

If you plan to attend the conference without submitting an abstract, please become a member on the website and then send an email including your name, department, and affiliation with the subject "APCAM 2018 registration" to APCAM Co-chair Laura Getz.

Revised 30 June 2018