European Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience

3nd European Workshop on Social Neuroscience

A 3rd European Workshop on Social Neuroscience will take place on 24-28 June 2013 in Gent, Belgium.

The workshop, lunch and 4-nights accommodation are covered for participants belonging to or residing in member states of ESCON2 (European Social Cognition Network – Austria – Belgium - Cyprus - Czech Republic – Denmark – Finland – Germany – Ireland – Lithuania – Netherlands – Norway – Poland – Portugal – Sweden – Switzerland - United Kingdom). This is financed by ESCON2 and ESF.

Program and Speakers

This intensive 5-days workshop provides participants with an introduction to social neuroscience. Invited lecturers will give an overview of the current state of theory and research findings in EEG and fMRI research on social cognition and affect. The workshop is in the form of lectures and demonstrations, with ample time for question-answer sessions.

New is that participants can present their own work (design of upcoming studies or results) in the form of posters, that will be discussed by the other participants and teachers.


Antonia Hamilton (Nottingham, U.K.)

Agnes Kovacs (Budapest, Hungary)

Claus Lamm (University of Vienna, Austria) 

Ian Apperly (Birmingham, U.K.)

Frank Van Overwalle (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

Marcel Brass (Universiteit Gent, Belgium)

Dana Samson (Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)

Arnaud D'Argembeau (University of Liège, Belgium)

Applications are accepted from pre-doc and post-doc students:

who have already experience on social neuroscience research but want to learn more about it

who are about to / plan to begin social neuroscience research


08:00-08:30 BreakfastBreakfastBreakfastBreakfast

Imitation and intentionality
(Marcel Brass)
The mentalizing brain
(Ian Apperly)
Social Neuroscience: Insights from patients with brain-damage
(Dana Samson)
start at 9:30
Neuroscience of Emotion and Morality
(Claus Lamm)
10:30-11:00 Coffee breakCoffee breakCoffee breakCoffee break



Developmental social neuroscience
(Agnes Kovacs)

The social neuroscience of self-knowledge
(Arnaud d'Argembeau)
Neuroscience of Emotion and Morality
(Claus Lamm)
13:00-14:30 LunchLunch & PostersLunchLunch
14:30-16:30The social brain: An introduction
(Van Overwalle)
Social interaction in the typical and autistic brain
(Antonia Hamilton)

Social program

Non-social functions of mentalizing areas
(Van Overwalle)
Question time with teachers of the day - Final thoughts
16:30-17:00Coffee breakCoffee break Coffee breakDrink
17:00-18:00Question timeQuestion time with teachers of the day Question time with teachers of the dayDeparture


* Register here ** CLOSED **

Applications are accepted from pre-doc and post-doc students who are to begin / have already experience on social neuroscience research. Use this application form to submit a request to participate at the Workshop. You will be informed two weeks after the deadline whether you are accepted or not.

How to get there?

•  From the railway station at the Brussels airport:

Take the train to Brussels (North, Central or Midi ) – 20 minute

•  From the railway station in Brussels :

Take a train to Ghent (direction Oostende, Knokke or BlankenBerghe) - 30 minutes from Brussels Midi

Do NOT take the regional train that mentions AALST/ALOST because that is a stop train that makes your journey much longer.

Organizing committee

- Van Overwalle, Frank (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

- Brass, Marcell (Universiteit Gent)

- Samson, Dana (Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve)

- Arnaud D'Argembeau (University of Liège)


Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Department of Psychology

Pleinlaan 2

B - 1050 Brussel


phone : + 32-2-629 25 18

fax : + 32-2-629 24 89