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TRG meeting 2012

When Nov 15, 2012
from 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
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Dear Colleagues,

We would like to announce that the Tactile Research Group will be planning this year on Thursday, November 15th. Following is the detail information of the meeting.


Location: Duluth Room, at Hilton Minneapolis Hotel, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Time:  8:00am - 6:00pm, November 15, 2012

Final Program is here


We invited six speakers from various research fields in sense of touch research, such as developmental neurobiology, neuroscience to cognitive psychology on haptics. This is amazing opportunity to meet the experts.


Roberta Klatzky (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Martina Rieger (University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Austria)

Thomas James 
(Indiana University, USA)

Stephen Maricich (Case Western Reserve University, USA)

Ryo Kitada (National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan)

Andrew Pruszynski (University of Umea, Sweden)


In addition there will be talks devoted to several topics in tactile/haptics, the confirmed speakers are:

Sliman Bensmaia (The University of Chicago, USA) 

Bei Xiao (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

Krista Overvliet (University of Leuven, Belgium)

Amy Kalia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

Emily Bloesch (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)

Carly Kontra (The University of Chicago, USA)

Nicholas Giudice (University of Maine, USA)

Aaron Suminski (The University of Chicago, USA)

Hannes Saal (The University of Chicago, USA)

Louise Manfredi (The University of Chicago, USA)

Masashi Nakatani (Columbia University/Keio University, USA/Japan)


In order to help us in the further planning of the meeting, please indicate whether you plan to attend to the meeting and to the group dinner. 

Dinner location: Fire Lake Restaurant at 7pm

Please, inform your colleagues and students who might be interested in the scope of the meeting.


Housing: The psychonomic Society meeting usually arranges a conference hotel at reduced rates:

Registration for psychonomics is not required but a TRG meeting fee ($20 for Postdocs and students and $45 for senior scientists) will be charged at arrival or before the TRG meeting. Most of this fee is to cover the audio-visual costs and refreshment. The final cost will be fixed after knowing the number of attendees.


Members of the TRG involved in organizing this year’s meeting include Prof. Sliman Bensmaia (sliman[at] and Masashi Nakatani (mn2598[at]

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