Welcome! The Auditory Perception & Cognition Society (APCS) is an international, non-profit organization that seeks to foster activities that will bring together researchers from around the world and from various theoretical perspectives to discuss research on auditory cognition, perception, and aurally guided action. Its primary missions are to: (1) support and grow the Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting (APCAM) and (2) support the Auditory Perception & Cognition (AP&C) journal.
The 18th Annual Auditory Perception, Cognition and Action Meeting (APCAM 2019) was held on Thursday, November 14th in in Montréal, Québec, Canada. 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.
The program for APCAM 2019 is now available.
Our keynote speaker for APCAM 2019 was Dr. Isabelle Peretz. Dr. Peretz is a professor of Psychology at the University of Montréal, the holder of a Canada Research Chair, and a Casavant Research chair in neurocognition of music. Her research focuses on the musical potential of ordinary people, its neural correlates, its heritability and its specificity relative to language. She is renowned for her work on congenital and acquired musical disorders (amusia) and on the biological foundations of music processing in general. She has published over 270 scientific papers on a variety of topics in neurocognition of music, from perception, memory, and emotions to singing and dancing.
Submissions are welcome for a new international journal from Taylor & Francis entitled Auditory Perception & Cognition. This journal is affiliated with the annual Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting (APCAM) that precedes meetings of the Psychonomic Society.
Auditory Perception & Cognition seeks to bring together outstanding examples of auditory science across disciplines within one publication. It is unique in its consideration of work with either a basic or applied research focus that can target any level of processing (i.e., low-level perceptual to high-level cognitive), theoretical perspective (e.g., constructivist v. ecological) and methodology (e.g., neurophysiological v. behavioral/psychophysical; quantitative v. observational). The journal fills an important gap between general perceptual and cognitive journals that infrequently feature auditory work and highly specialized auditory publications that do not attract wide readership outside the authors immediate domain.
Details about the journal, including instructions to authors, can be found on the journal website.