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The Eighth Learning and Plasticity Meeting

14.04.2024 - 17.04.2024


Äkäslompolo, Finland

April 14-17, 2024


• A cross-disciplinary meeting that connects psychological and neuroscience research on the mechanisms of learning and brain plasticity

• The special theme of the LaP 2024 meeting is “Spatial Cognition”. However, most of the program will consist of free papers reflecting the broad spectrum of learning and plasticity research

• The LaP 2024 keynote speakers are:

Nora Newcombe, Temple University

Christian Doeller, The Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Arne Ekstrom, University of Arizona

• Informal atmosphere and small size (maximum 60 participants) help to connect participants and promote discussion

• Symposium proposals can be submitted until November 15, 2024

• Abstract submission deadline December 4, 2024

• Excellent possibilities for winter sports and other outdoor activities

• Despite of its location way above the Polar Circle, the congress site is easy to reach by train or by flight


For further information, see the congress website at

Hope to see you at the Heart of Finnish Lapland in Spring 2024!



The LaP Scientific Committee,


Juha Salmi, Aalto University, Finland (Program Chair)

Minna Lehtonen, University of Turku, Finland (Chair)

Susanne Jaeggi, Northeastern University, USA

Matti Laine, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

Marcus Meinzer, University Medicine Greifswald, Germany

Teppo Särkämö, University of Helsinki, Finland

Sari Ylinen, University of Tampere, Finland