Tenth International Congress of Neuroethology

At the University of Maryland, College Park, MD USA August 5-10, 2012

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The International Society of Neuroethology (ISN) is a scholarly society devoted to neuroethology: the study of how nervous systems generate natural behaviour in animals.


Arthur Popper, Chair
Sandra Blumenrath
Karen Carleton
Catherine E. Carr
Tom Cronin
Robert Dooling
Jonathan Fritz
Jens Herberholz
Patrick Kanold
Cynthia Moss
Mary Ann Ottinger
Daphne Soares
Jerry Wilkinson
David Yager


Questions about the program, your presentation, or related issues: neuroethology2012@gmail.com

Questions about registration and housing: icnregistration@umd.edu

General questions about the meeting: icn2012@umd.edu

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Download the PROGRAM BOOK.
Each title in the program book links to the online abstract for the talk or poster. An index in the back of the program book will tell you the number of the presentation for each author. Click here to go directly to the online abstracts for the meeting.

Pictures from ICN2012

The International Congress of Neuroethology is a biennial meeting sponsored by the International Society for Neuroethology (ISN) that brings together researchers from all over the world who are interested in the neural basis of behavior. This meeting is special because of the diversity of topics and species represented. Research presented includes the neural bases for animals sensing and navigating through their environments, the neural basis for complex behavior such as social behavior, and the evolution of nervous systems. Animal subjects include a wide variety of taxa including mammals and other vertebrates and several invertebrate phyla. Each day, there are plenary talks, symposia organized by members of the ISN, and poster sessions open to all registrants. The symposia include a session of Young Investigators Awardees and participant symposia selected from the poster abstracts. This year, there will be a special symposium highlighting the roots and future of neuroethology.


The neuroethologists at the University of Maryland (UMD) are pleased to welcome the 2012 meeting of the International Society for Neuroethology to our campus. The University of Maryland is one of the largest and most respected public universities in the United States. We have over 25,000 undergraduate students and 10,000 graduate students.

The Neuroethology group at UMD is part of the very large Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS) program. NACS has over 80 faculty on campus and many more adjunct faculty at the National Institutes of Health and other local institutions. NACS faculty are located in a wide array of departments, and approach questions about neuroscience and cognitive science from perspectives as diverse as computer science, molecular biology, engineering, psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and mathematics. During your visit to UMD for ISN 2012 feel free to contact colleagues across campus, visit their labs, and meet with their students and colleagues.

Arthur N. Popper, for the local organizing committee

Satellite Meetings

8 a.m., 1103 Biological Sciences Research Building
International Workshop on Robotic Electrosense

Oct 4-5

9 a.m., 1250 Biology/Psychology Building
Electric fishes: neural systems, behavior and evolution

9 a.m., 1103 Biological Sciences Research Building
Amphibian Neuroethology Satellite

Poster Dimensions

The maximum poster board area available per poster is 4' (height) x 8' (width), which equals approx. 120 x 240 cm. Posters can be smaller than the maximum available poster board area. Push pins and velcro will be provided.

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