Welcome to IOP 2010

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the International Organization of Psychophysiology, the Hungarian community of neuroscientists extend their warm invitation and welcome you to the 15th World Congress of Psychophysiology - IOP 2010 - to be held in Budapest, Hungary, September 1 - September 4, 2010.

Neuroscience in general and Psychophysiology in particular has a deeply rooted tradition in Hungary. In fact, the exponential ascent of knowledge about the brain - body - behavior - environment interrelationships, officially represented by the International Organization of Psychophysiology, is at the heart of Hungarian scientific endeavors. Eminent Hungarian neuroscientists, since the 1950's have inspired Psychophysiologists around the world. Among others, János Szentágothai with his discoveries on neuronal interconnections, Endre Grastyán, who established the functional role of hippocampal theta rhythm in motivation and learning, György Ádám, a pioneer of visceroception and György Karmos who investigated intracortical evoked potential correlates of learning and perception in animal models are excellent examples. Stemming from the origins mentioned above, and taking Psychophysiology in its broader sense, behavioral neuroscience is widely cultivated at various universities in Hungary at the Medical Schools and Psychology Departments in Budapest, Pécs, Szeged and Debrecen.

Following the high standards set by the International Organization of Psychophysiology, the Program of this 15th World Congress of Psychophysiology will be composed of Invited Keynote Presentations, Symposia and Poster Sessions on the most advanced findings on all aspects, branches and areas of Psychophysiology as a leading Neuroscience (see Main Topics of the World Congress). All accepted abstracts will be published in the International Journal of Psychophysiology which will be distributed to all registered participants at the World Congress site in Budapest.

Without any doubt Budapest deserves the title, "Pearl of the Danube." Some fall in love with the city at first sight, others are won over only after a longer period of discovery; but all agree that it is one of the most beautiful locations in the world. The metropolis with a population of about two million is bisected by the mighty flow of the Danube with hills and valleys on the Buda side and the flat, low-lying Pest on the other. The riverside panorama has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. A highly rewarding scientific Program and an exciting and memorable social experience amidst the splendid grandeur of Budapest is awaiting for you. It is within this spirit that on behalf of the International Organization of Psychophysiology, the World Congress Committee and the Local Organizing Committee (Hungary) are deeply honored to welcome the International Communicy and all of you to the 15th World Congress of Psychophysiology in Budapest, Hungary.

Chairman, World Congress Committee
Chairman, Local Organizing Committee (Hungary)

Local Organizing Committee

Márk Molnár | Chairman
László Balázs
György Bárdos
Róbert Bódizs
Valéria Csépe
István Czigler
Zsófia Gaál
György Karmos
István Ulbert
István Winkler

Congress Secretariat

Szent István krt. 7.
H-1055 Budapest, Hungary
Phone: +36 1 350 1854
Fax: +36 1 350 0929

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