Fechner Day 2017

The 33rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics

Welcome to the 33rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics

Fechner Day 2017

Kyosokan and Honkan, Denki Building, Fukuoka, Japan
22–26 October 2017
(Sunday to Thursday)

Organized by Research Center for Applied Perceptual Science (ReCAPS), Kyushu University

Sponsored by Fukuoka Convention & Visitors Bureau
Kyushu University

Key Dates

All key dates are in Japan Standard Time (JST), which is nine hours ahead of Universal Time (Greenwich Time: GMT).
  • Friday, 21 April 2017, 17:00 (JST) Friday, 7 April 2017: Deadline for symposium proposals.
  • Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 17:00 (JST)---Please note: This is the final extension. Friday, 19 May 2017, 17:00 (JST), Friday, 5 May 2017: Deadline for submission of free talks and posters (Stipend applications were closed).
  • Monday, 31 July 2017, 17:00 (JST) Friday, 30 June 2017: Deadline for submission of proceedings manuscripts.
  • Friday, 21 July 2017: Deadline for early registrations.
  • Friday, 22 September 2017: Deadline for registrations.


  • Sunday, 22 October: Welcome reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. in Conference Room C, Kyosokan.
  • Monday, 23 October: Keynote Presentations by Prof. Isamu Motoyoshi (Department of Life Sciences, University of Tokyo), "Visual psychophysics with natural images," and Prof. Robert Hartsuiker (Department of Experimental Psychology, Ghent University), "Processing spoken words in a second language: Competition, prediction, and alignment." Eulogies.
  • Wednesday, 25 October: The 2nd International Five-Sense Symposium, and Gala Dinner.
  • Thursday, 26 October: Business meeting in the afternoon.
  • Friday, 27 October: Social Event Day. Optional tour---Yanagawa boat cruise and sightseeing.

Invitation to Fechner Day 2017

Dear Colleagues,

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
Chair, Fechner Day 2017
Director, Research Center for Applied Perceptual Science



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