39th Annual Meeting of the

10-14 September 2023 Assisi (Italy)



Abstracts submission – 1st June 2023
Early Bird registration – 19th May 2023
Late registration – 30th June 2023


The 2023 edition of the Fechner Day, the 39th Annual meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics is organized by the Patrizio Paoletti Foundation and by its Research Institute for Neuroscience, Education and Didactics (RINED).

We are happy to welcome you in Assisi, Italy, 10-14 of September 2023!

Some pictures from previous Fechner Days:

RINED is organizing the Fechner Day 2023:

Satellite event

RINED is also organizing the 3rd Edition of the International Conference on the Neurophysiology of Silence (I.C.O.N.S.) in the same venue on the 13th of September 2023. The 3rd edition of I.C.O.N.S. will focus on Neuroaesthetics and Art perception.

You are welcome to join to meet other attendees!

Find more about ICONS 

Read the Publication Book 


Conference Venue and Accommodation:

The Conference will take place in Grand Hotel Assisi, in Assisi (PG).

The Conference Venue is very near to the historical centre of Assisi, in the Umbria region of Italy, the centre of the country.

The suggested accommodation is Grand Hotel Assisi which will also be the Conference Venue, to book a room there you can use this link: Book now


Larger airports close are “Rome Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO)” and “Rome Ciampino G.B. Pastine Airport (CIA)”. Both airports are connected to the main Rome train station (Rome Termini) by train, taxi or bus. From Rome the best way to reach Assisi is by train, almost every hour there is a train from Rome to Assisi and the travel time is about 2 hours.

The closest airport is “Umbria Airport S. Francesco d'Assisi (PEG)“, in Perugia, with only selected destination, please check at this link. From Perugia to Assisi the train is the best option, every half an hour there is a train to Assisi and the travel last 20 minutes.


Travel Stipend

If you would like to know if you are eligible for a travel stipend, please look on the ISP official website

Registration fees for the Fechner Day conference, September 10-14, 2023.

The registration fee includes access to all lectures, proceedings, poster presentations, coffee breaks and meals. The registration fee includes access to I.C.O.N.S. lectures on the 13th of September.

The registration fees DOES NOT include accommodation.

Participation to the Gala Dinner (13th of September) is optional (+70 EUR).

Late registration fee
(30th June 2023)

400 €



150 €


Do not forget to pay ISP membership fees for 2023 before the registration

Submission Guidelines

Call for papers:

Please submit your abstract or a short article (no more than six pages) before the deadline, to [email protected]

Submission Process:

Submit the following details here, with the email subject ISP Presentation:

  • Title
  • Author(s)
  • Abstract (300 words) or short paper (max 6 pages)
  • Preference for oral/poster presentation

The proceedings will be published in book format, a copy of which will be given to all conference attendees. Please consult the following documents before submitting your manuscript:

Deadline for abstract submission: 1st June 2023
Early bird registration: 19th May 2023
Late registration: 30th June 2023

Conference Program

Program is tentative and subject to changes:

DAY 1 (10 Sept) Sunday START

14:00 Registration

15.30 Opening and Key Lectures

15.30-17.00 Key Lectures

19.30 Welcome Reception

DAY 2 (11 Sept) Monday

09.00 Key Lectures

16.00-17.00 Poster

20.00 Beer and Music

DAY 3 (12 Sept) Tuesday

09.00 Key Lectures

16.00 Posters

17.30 Business Meeting

DAY 4 (13 Sept) Wednesday

09.00 I.C.O.N.S. Key lectures

16.00 I.C.O.N.S. Round Table

20.00 Gala Dinner

DAY 5 (14 Sept) Thursday

09:00 Assisi Tour


Welcome meeting:

The registration will be held in Grand Hotel Assisi on the 10th September at 14.00. The conference will start afterward at 15.30. The welcome meeting will also be held in Grand Hotel Assisi on the 10th September at 19.30 after the first lectures. You are welcome to join to meet other attendees!

Gala Dinner:

The Gala dinner will take place in the San Biagio Monastery on the 13th of September evening.


Organization Committee:

Tal Dotan Ben-Soussan (Main Organizer):
[email protected] 

Mark Elliott (Main Organizer):
[email protected]

Patrizio Paoletti (Main Organizer) 

Ryan Keane:
[email protected] 

Michele Pellegrino:
[email protected]

Fabio Marson:
[email protected]

Andrea Pintimalli:
[email protected]

For any questions do not hesitate to contact us at
[email protected]


Executive Committee:

Society President
Prof. Wm Wren Stine, Chair, Department of Psychology, Program in Neuroscience & Behavior
University of New Hampshire

Society Vice President
Yaniv Mama, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Psychology, Head of the Neuro-Cognitive Lab.
Ariel University

Society Secretary
Prof. Kazuo Ueda, Department of Acoustic Design
Kyushu University

Society Treasurer
Prof. Wolfgang Ellermeier, Applied Cognitive Psychology
Technical University of Darmstadt


Visit the website of the International Society for Psychophysics to learn more about the ISP and to access Fechner Day proceedings from previous years