The European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience aims to promote scientific enquiry within the field of human cognitive, affective and social neuroscience, particularly with respect to collaboration and exchange of information between researchers in different European countries through scientific meetings, workshops, summer schools, and such other activities.
The 2016 international conference of ESCAN was a great success with many talks in the domains of cognitive, affective and social neuroscience. Enjoy the pictures here below from the venue in Porto, Portugal.
ESAN (European Social and Affective Neuroscientists) will organize a preconference during the EASP meeting on 4 July 2017 in Granda (Spain).
ESCAN 2018 will take place in Leiden (The Netherlands) on 19 - 22 July
ESCAN 2020 will take place in Budapest (end of June)
Matthew Apps recieved the ESCAN young researcher award during the Porto 2016 conference.
At the conference he presented a talk on "Neurocomputational basis of social signals in the anterior cingulate cortex".
Bernhard Hommel is our president-elect.
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Hommel holds the chair of "General Psychology" at Leiden University since 1999, after having worked as senior researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for Psychological Research (PhD at the University of Bielefeld in 1990; Habilitation at the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich). He is a co-founder and board member of the Leiden Institute for Brain & Cognition (LIBC), secretary of the International Association for Attention and Performance, and member of the German National Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on cognitive, computational, developmental, neural, and neurochemical mechanisms of human attention and action control, and the role of consciousness therein. Recent work also addresses the role of emotion, creativity, and religion in human cognition. He is chief editor of two journals and has (co-)authored more than 230 articles in international journals and more than 40 chapters in readers and psychological textbooks, (co-)edited three books on action control and the relationship between perception and action, and (co-)edited several special issues on attention and action control
Please welcome our new board members
Lorenza Colzato, ESCAN Secretary
New functions in the board
Bernhard Hommel, ESCAN Deputy-Treasurer
Leaving the board ...