Learning and Plasticity - LaP2023


Learning and Plasticity - LaP2023


latest update: April 1st, 2023


Dear colleague,

LaP is a cross-disciplinary meeting that connects psychological and neuroscience research on the mechanisms of learning and brain plasticity. It is organized by the University of Turku, the Åbo Akademi University, the Turku Brain and Mind Center, Aalto Brain Centre and the CICERO Learning Network.

The LaP meeting is again organized in Spring 2023. The meeting dates are April 2-5, 2023 (Sunday evening – Wednesday afternoon). The venue is the same as for the six previous annual meetings, namely Äkäshotel at the Äkäslompolo village.

The special theme addressed by the keynote as well as by symposium presentations is ”Language learning, recovery, and treatment”. Note however that as before, most of the congress program will consist of free papers reflecting the broad spectrum of learning and plasticity research, and does not have to be related to the special theme.

LaP 2023 keynote speaker is Professor Matt Lambon-Ralph at University of Cambridge. The title of the keynote is ”The cognitive and neural bases of aphasia, its partial recovery and treatment”.


The deadline for abstract submission is January 15.

Despite of its northern location way above the polar circle, the congress site is easy to reach e.g. by daily flight connections from Helsinki to the nearby airport at Kittilä. The congress program runs from afternoon to evening, enabling one to utilize the excellent possibilities for various winter sports and other outdoor activities during the long days in early April. Due to auditorium & poster space and to keep the meeting highly interactive, the number of participants is limited to 60.

It is important to make travel arrangements in good time as the night trains and the flights tend to become fully booked due to the large number of tourists coming to enjoy the unique Lappish Spring.

We hope to see you at the Heart of Finnish Lapland in Spring 2023!

The LaP Scientific Committee,

Minna Lehtonen, University of Turku, Finland (Chair)
Lars Bäckman, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Susanne Jaeggi, University of California at Irvine, USA
Hasse Karlsson, University of Turku, Finland
Matti Laine, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Marcus Meinzer, University Medicine Greifswald, Germany
Lars Nyberg, Umeå University, Sweden
Juha Salmi, Aalto University, Finland


  • Symposium proposals by November 15, 2022 by email to minna.h.lehtonen (ATT) utu.fi
  • Abstract submission deadline January 15, 2023
  • Congress registration via this website is now open (note that there is no on-site registration)
  • Contact the organizers: info.lapmeeting@gmail.com