Australasian Brain & Psychological Sciences Meeting

The Australasian Brain and Psychological Sciences Meeting has been postponed and will now be hosted by The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, from July 14th to 17th, 2021.

This will be a combined meeting of the Australasian Society for Experimental Psychology (EPC), the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society (ACNS), and the Australian Chapter of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM).

Dear Colleagues,

These are uncertain and unprecedented times.

It is with deep regret that we have had to postpone the Australasian Brain and Psychological Sciences Meeting that was planned to take place in Brisbane, July 15th–18th, 2020. This is due to University travel and funding restrictions adopted due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We will now be hosting the combined ACNS × EPC × OHBM conference at the same hotel (Pullman King George Square) in July 2021 (14th–17th). If you have already registered for the conference this year, you will have the option of that registration being rolled over to next year’s conference, or of obtaining a refund. We will be in touch with all registered participants soon to determine their preference.

If you have any other questions about this cancellation (e.g., if you have been impacted financially), please contact us at this email address.

With kind regards,

Paul E. Dux

On behalf of the ABPS organising committee,

Derek Arnold, Luca Cocchi, Hannah Filmer, Ada Kritikos and Jason B. Mattingley.


The joining of the meetings of these thriving societies this year aims to facilitate collaborations across disciplines and approaches, and to create opportunities to exchange new knowledge on sensory, cognitive and motor processes and their neural bases in both health and disease. Research on the mind and brain is now arguably the largest scientific endeavor worldwide; given this, and the region’s strength in these broad research areas, it is a considerable value-add to have these great societies meet, which have so much in common and can contribute so much together.

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Brisbane is Australia’s third-largest city and one of its fastest growing. It sits on the traditional lands of the Turrbal and Jagera peoples. The climate is sub-tropical and famously pleasant in winter (June–August), with an average daily peak temperature of approximately 21°C. Brisbane is a unique blend of a thriving inner city, urban villages, bush and parklands, exciting wining and dining districts and remarkable cultural precincts. It allows easy access to some of Australia’s best beaches and rain forests, and the unparalleled Great Barrier Reef.


The conference will take place in the heart of Brisbane City at the Pullman Hotel. Boasting Brisbane’s largest hotel conference facilities, the Pullman is only a few minutes’ walk from the city’s most popular attractions and outstanding dining venues, and is walking distance from the Queen Street Mall shopping and entertainment district and the Southbank Parklands and Cultural Centre (home of Gallery of Modern Art, one of Australia’s major contemporary art museums).