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European Society
for Cognitive and
Affective Neuroscience

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.

ESCAN Meeting in Budapest, postponed to 2021

ESCAN 2020

The 5th International Conference of the ESCAN will take place in Budapest, but has been postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full statement at the conference website:

ESCAN Contact

Fernando Ferreira-Santos (Secretary)

ESCAN Round Table sessions 2020

On July 3rd, 2020, ESCAN organizes a series of online “round table” sessions. In these small-group online discussions (targeted at PhD students and postdocs), ESCAN members can informally discuss a set of pre-determined topics, moderated by scientists with expertise on the topic.

After the round table sessions, there will be an Open Flash Talk session in which ESCAN members can share their most recent research findings with other members. The goal of the Open Flash Talk session is to give you the chance to present your research in a short 2-minute video “flash talk” format. The full details for this session can be found in the flash talk submission form.

Time Table - July 3rd, 2020:

15:30 - 16:30 | Round Table sessions
  • Challenges for women in science (Moderator(s): Barbara Schober & Giorgia Silani)
  • Good Research Practices (Moderator(s): Suzanne Oosterwijk & Lukas Snoek)
  • Online testing and experimentation (Moderator(s): Cesco Willemse)
  • How to become a PI/Grant writing (Moderator(s): Manos Tsakiris & Agnieszka Wykowska)
  • EEG analyses/hyperscanning (Moderator(s): Ivana Konvalinka & Suzanne Dikker)

17:00 - 18:00 | Open Flash Talk session

If you would like to sign up for one of the online round table sessions, please fill out the following form:

If you would like to submit a flash talk for the Open Flash Talk session, please fill out the following form:

Registration for the sessions closes on July 1st. If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to

2020 Conference in Budapest postponed to 2021


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the ESCAN 2020 Organizing Committee, the ESCAN Board, and the management of Asszisztencia Congress Bureau agreed to postpone the ESCAN 2020 Conference to next year. We trust that by then the global pandemic will no longer be part of our daily lives, and will not impact business operations, travels and conferences anymore. This decision was taken in the interest of all and serves the safety and good health of delegates, speakers, exhibitors, organizers, and service providers.

The 2021 conference location will not change (Budapest, Hungary) and the new dates are June 23-26 2021.
For more information please read the full statement at the conference website:

ESCAN Young Investigator Award 2020

The ESCAN Board is pleased to announce that the ESCAN Young Investigator Award 2020 has been attributed to Leor Zmigrod (University of Cambridge). Congratulations and looking forward to the award address that will take place at the ESCAN Conference!

New Initiatives

The board of the society is in the process of renovating rules and structure of the society and has developed new tools to support our members. Among other things, we recently opened a Twitter account: @ESCAN_EU. Members are encouraged to follow. If you want to communicate important information to all the followers of the ESCAN twitter account, please tag us @ESCAN_EU and we will retweet your message.

We are currently announcing calls that you may be interested in:

Access your personal data - Your privacy 

As an ESCAN member, you can always check and correct the personal data we have about you.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation of the EU regulates the storage, use and sharing of individual's personal data. As a result of your ESCAN membership, your contact information is currently stored in our members’ database. These data are used for the purposes of management of the society, publication of ESCAN events, and contacts via the ESCAN mailing list. The data are never provided to third parties under any circumstances.

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