Reading Emotions Symposium
Thursday 26th June 2014

C a p t u r i n g   B r a i n    C h a n g e s
A c r o s s    t h e    L i f e s p a n

Implications for Cognitive and Affective Control


Adolescence and ageing are both characterised by marked changes in the brain, with direct consequences for mental functioning and wellbeing. Although we have started to understand how the structure of the brain changes across the lifespan, we face methodological and conceptual challenges in integrating physiological, neural and behavioural markers of change in children, adolescents, and younger and older adults.

This 1-day symposium brings together leading international experts in the field of lifespan changes in cognitive and affective control, and will provide a mix of senior and junior research talks, discussions and poster sessions.


The symposium precedes an (invitation-only) 1-day workshop on methodology development, data sharing and collaboration.

P r o f e s s o r   B J   C a s e y

Director of the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Medical College Cornell University, USA

P r o f e s s o r   R i c h a r d   J   D a v i d s o n

Director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior
Founder and Chair of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, Waisman Center University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

P r o f e s s o r    H a k a n   F i s c h e r

Professor of Biological Psychology, Department of Psychology
Stockholm University, Sweden

P r o f e s s o r   H e i d i   J o h a n s e n - B e r g

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Head of the Plasticity Group, FMRIB
Oxford University, UK

D r   L e a h   S o m e r v i l l e

Affective Neuroscience & Development Laboratory 
Harvard University, USA 


Attendance and Registration:

Deadline:   Monday 2nd June  2 0 1 4
***Registration is now closed.**
Please email emotions.reading@gmail.com for any information concerning registration.

Attendance is limited and applications will be selected on the basis of the research fit to the theme of the symposium. This event is sponsored by the EPS, BBSRC and IBRO. Registration is free for junior researchers (postgrads and postdocs). Senior researchers will be asked for a modest registration fee.