The 2014 ICN / JSCPB was a joint meeting of the 11th International Congress of Neuroethology (ICN) and the 36th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry (JSCPB). The conference was held at the Sapporo Convention Center, Sapporo, Japan, July 28th through August 1st, 2014 and was co-organized by the International Society for Neuroethology (ISN), the Japanese Association of Neuroethologists (JAN) and the Science Council of Japan (SCJ).
The conference attracted scientists and students engaging in neuroethology – the study of neural mechanisms of animal behavior – working in a broad range of disciplines, including neurophysiology/neuroanatomy, molecular biology/genetics, cognitive psychology, computational neuroscience, and robotics. Neuronal mechanisms of any species – invertebrate or vertebrate, including humans – were subjects of discussion.
This is was the first ICN in the Asian/Oceanian countries since the inaugural ICN in Tokyo in 1986 and provided an excellent opportunity for many neuroethologists in the Asian/Oceanian countries who did not have a chance to attend an ICN before to create and renew friendships as well as to promote and broaden research in neuroethology.
I was an invited committee member of program committee.