Welcome to the 33rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics
Fechner Day 2017
Kyosokan and Honkan, Denki Building, Fukuoka, Japan
Organized by Research Center for Applied Perceptual Science (ReCAPS), Kyushu University
Key DatesAll key dates are in Japan Standard Time (JST), which is nine hours ahead of Universal Time (Greenwich Time: GMT).
Invitation to Fechner Day 2017
It is our great pleasure to organize the Fechner Day 2017, and we are making our best effort to keep all valuable things of the past Fechner Days—a friendly atmosphere, advanced ideas, and academic tradition. In order to attain this, we are trying to invite colleagues from many different places of the world and from many different research areas, without increasing financial loads of the participants. The conference site is equipped with (unmanned) facilities to take care of babies.
A new attempt will be made to make poster sessions very exciting. They will be called poster symposia following the usage of the word “symposium” of the great Athenian people! This will determine the whole tone of the Fechner Day 2017.
Fukuoka is an easy place to visit—it is connected closely to all major airports of Japan, and has direct flights to Seoul, Dalian, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore, and Honolulu. If you take a taxi from the airport to the conference site, you need about half an hour and 3000 yen (about US$26; you do not need a tip). Fukuoka was the very first place in Japan that received people from the continent in the first century, and still its local people are lively and kind. Its seafood is often considered the best in Japan.
On Friday, after the main part of the meeting, we will have a Social Event Day. Fukuoka may not be very famous for sightseeing, but the city and its neighborhood have many attractive places to visit with friends. As I said, Fukuoka is one of the oldest places of Japan, and it has also very modern parts. One recommendable place to visit within one day is Dazaifu; there is a Shinto Shrine in which a god protecting scholastic activities is believed to live. Udon noodles and sweet rice cakes are very good there--I sometimes spend time drinking sake and reading a book alone there.
Hoping to meet you in Fukuoka,
Yoshitaka Nakajima, PhD
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