Jul 19 – 22, 2022
SISSA - International School for Advanced Studies
Europe/Rome timezone

Although the research communities studying Predictive Processes and Statistical Learning sprout from different traditions, they share a core interest in how we/our brains pick up on patterns in the environment.

In this event, we will bring together both communities, with the goal of exchanging ideas in a rich and relaxed scientific environment. We will host lectures and round tables by our invited speakers. Attendees will have a chance to present either talks or posters. Plus there will be plenty of time for social activities and informal discussions.

Invited Speakers:

  • Floris de Lange - Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour, Radboud University, Nijmegen
  • Nicola Molinaro - BCBL, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language
  • Caspar Schwiedrzik - Neural Circuits and Cognition Lab, European Neuroscience Institute Goettingen. Perception and Plasticity Group, German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research
  • Lucia Melloni - Neural circuits, consciousness and cognition research group, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics. Department of neurology, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  • Maria Chait - Ear Institute, University College London
  • Lori Holt - Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Ram Frost - Department of Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Clare Press - Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London. Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, University College London


Registration to attend in person to the event is limited to 100 participants. Please follow the link on the left side or at the bottom of the page to register. All presentations will be done in person.

People not intending to attend in person can instead participate over Zoom. In order to participate over Zoom, please register using the following link

  • Zoom registration link: To be announced (if you don't plan to attend in person, please do not complete the standard registration)

Abstract Submission:

Abstracts submitted to this event will be evaluated by an independent Scientific Committee. Each abstract will be anonymized and scored by two members of the committee. All presentations will be done in person.

Scientific Committee:

  • Alejandro Blenkmann - Front Neurolab - RITMO, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo
  • Louisa Bogaerts - Department of Experimental Psychology, Ghent University
  • Fabienne Chetail - Lab Cognition Langage et Développement (LCLD), CRCN, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Abhishek Banerjee - Adaptive Decisions Lab, Biosciences Institute, Newcastle University (https://www.adaptive-decisions.com/)
  • Emma Holmes - Department of Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences, UCL. Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, UCL
  • Dezső Németh - Lyon Neuroscience Research Center (CRNL), Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (https://www.memoteam.org/)

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: 10th of June
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: 27th of June
  • Registration deadline for the presenters of accepted abstracts: 10th of July

Accommodation in Trieste

We will provide shuttle service connecting the city and the venue. We would like to recommend the following affordable accommodations:

  • Ostello Hotello
  • Hotel Portacavana
  • Ostello ControVento
  • Albergo Alla Posta
  • Residence del Mare (discounted prices if you mention that you are attending TEX2022, hosted by SISSA)
SISSA - International School for Advanced Studies
Aula Magna
Via Beirut, 2–4 I–34151, Grignano, Trieste (TS) Italy
Registration for this event is currently open.