ESCAN is open to the inclusion of specialized committees and networks that have a distinct purpose and representation, such as the Junior Member Committee. These committees or networks will also have their own governance, mission and activities, ultimately serving as (1) a forum for certain member categories (e.g. early career researchers) to meet and exchange information and opportunities or (2) a network for certain members to connect towards achieving a specific goal, e.g. Education in Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, embedding Open Science values or Equality, Diversity and Inclusion principles into Cognitive and Affective neuroscience. You need to be a member of ESCAN to form part of an ESCAN membership or network. You can find out more about each of the Committees and networks below.
If you are interested in setting up a new Committee or network, please contact us here, outlining your reasons, the mission, likely governance and membership and activities: firstname.lastname@example.org
The aim of this committee is to understand the needs of Junior members and to design targeted opportunities. The committee is a point of contact and work towards increasing Junior members’ engagement within the ESCAN.
Marta Robles is a PhD student at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. She will officiate as the Committee's Chair and is highly motivated to meet the Junior members’ needs through interaction. Her research interests are autism, emotion processing as well as social functioning.
Amandine Guillin is a PhD student at Paris Cité University. She is the Committee's Communication Officer and joined with the aim of contributing to the development of a network of early career researchers in affective science. Her work focuses on emotion perception and personality.
Hilda Engelbrektsson is a Research Engineer in Neuroscience at the Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience at Linköping University, Sweden. She looks forward to being a voice for early career researchers and to contributing to a positive scientific community benefiting researchers at all career stages. Her main research interests include stress, emotion regulation and mental health.
Sriranjani Manivasagam is a PhD student at the Affective Neuroscience and Psychophysiology Lab, at the University of Göttingen, Germany. As part of the committee, Sriranjani will work towards creating platforms for early career researchers to discuss their work and engage in collaboration and knowledge sharing. Her research interests are social learning, perception, and neural processing of emotions.