IMRF 2020

Unfortunately the COVID-19 situation is getting worse quickly these days and it is unlikely that the situation will have fully recovered by June so that it is safe for our colleagues to travel around the world. We therefore decided to postpone the 20th International Multisensory Research Forum – IMRF 2020 – from June to October 16-19, 2020 and we truly hope things will be back to normal by then. For this reason the abstract submission portal is opened again, so you can adapt your abstracts or you may also submit new abstracts.

The new abstract submission deadline is August 14, 2020. 

You can submit or alter your abstracts at any moment until this date by logging into the system. Reviewing of all abstracts, including the ones already submitted, will follow this date.
The same date applies for adapting the symposium proposals.
Registration will remain open and the dates for early registration have been moved to September 10, 2020. 

Be safe and stay healthy!!!!



The 20th International Multisensory Research Forum will be hosted by Ulm University, October 16-19, 2020. The event will take place at the Donauhalle next to the Danube river in Ulm, Germany.

The meeting will start at around noon on the first day followed by a reception. There will be a conference dinner on Sunday 18th.  The conference will close on Monday 19th in the afternoon. The program will be available after acceptance of abstracts presumably in mid September.



Confirmed Keynote Speakers are:

      • Oct. 16th, 2020: Vincent Hayward (UPMC Paris & Actronika SAS)
      • Oct. 17th, 2020: Albrecht Schmid (LMU Munich)
      • Oct. 18th, 2020: Benedikt Grohte (LMU Munich):


Featured Symposia include:

      • On the dynamics and rehabilitative power of multisensory plasticity.
      • Multisensory integration in self-motion perception
      • Auditory influences on low-level vision
      • New insights on multisensory brain organization from MVPA to laminar fMRI
      • Mechanisms of multisensory recalibration
      • Advances in Neural Modelling of Multisensory Integration
      • The non-veridical perception of touch: psychological and neural mechanisms and current theoretical approaches
      • Twenty years of the Sound Induced Flash Illusion: What have we learnt?
      • Multisensory Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders
      • Deafness and blindness as insights into cognition
      • (A)typical Multisensory Processing: from Bodily Self-Consciousness to Social Interactions
      • Multisensory development: localisation, learning and sensory loss



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