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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 Contact

Fernando Ferreira-Santos (Secretary)

ESCAN Elections 2020

In spite of the ESCAN 2020 conference and plenary meeting having been postponed to 2021, the board is presently organizing elections for positions in the board and presidency of the society:

1) Election of new board members
2) Confirmation of the new President
3) Election of the new President-Elect

Voting on new board members, confirmation of the new President, and election of the new President-Elect will take place via an electronic ballot that will be open for voting from 20/10/2020 until 10/11/2020. All full members of ESCAN in good standing will receive an e-mail sent to the e-mail address that is registered in their member profile at the ESCAN website with an individual link to vote.

The list of candidates (including motivation and biosketch) are available at

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!

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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