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ESCAN meeting in Leiden, 2018

The Cognitive Psychology Unit of the Leiden University is pleased to announce the 4th international conference of the European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (ESCAN), which will take place in Leiden, The Netherlands, between 19-22 of July, 2018, at the Leiden University Medical Center. Confirmed keynote speakers are: Lisa Feldman Barrett (Northeastern University), Elaine Fox (Oxford University), and Mara Mather (University of Southern California).

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We look forward to meeting you in Leiden!

The ESCAN2018 organizing committee

  • Bernhard Hommel (Chair)
  • Guido Band
  • Lorenza Colzato
  • Mariska Kret
  • Roy de Kleijn
  • Sander Nieuwenhuis
  • Roberta Sellaro
  • Zsuzsika Sjoerds
  • Henk van Steenbergen


We invite the members to organize satellite events in the morning of July 19. If you are interested, please get in touch with Lorenza Colzato (ESCAN, secretary;

Scientific Program

4 keynote lectures:

  • Lisa Feldman Barrett (Northeastern University)
  • Elaine Fox (Oxford University)
  • Mara Mather (University of Southern California)
  • Young investigator award winner (TBA)

3 poster sessions:

The rest of the conference time will be available for 5 parallel sessions for organized symposia and individual talks of 20 minutes including discussion

Important deadlines

  • Symposia proposals: 15/2/2018
  • Symposia review decision: 1/3/2018
  • Single presentations submission: 21/3/2018
  • Single presentation review decision: 10/4/2018
  • Early registration deadline: 16/5/2018
  • Late registration deadline: 8/6/2018
  • Conference: 19-22/7/2018