CFA GEW96:Neuroscience Approaches to Emotion

Tom Johnstone johnston at fapse.unige.ch
Tue Dec 12 04:17:27 EST 1995


Call for Applications

GENEVA EMOTION WEEK '96
Thursday May 16, to Sunday May 19, 1996

The Emotion Research Group at the University of Geneva (dir. Prof. K.R.
Scherer) announces the fourth GENEVA EMOTION WEEK (GEW'96), consisting of:

€ a colloquium focusing on a major topic in the psychology of emotion (May
16 & 17).
€ a series of workshops designed to introduce participants to advanced
research methods in the field of emotion (May 18 & 19).

The theme chosen for the GEW'96 is:

NEUROSCIENCE APPROACHES TO EMOTION

The intention of GEW'96 is to bring together researchers from diverse
disciplines, including psychology, psychiatry, neurology, and other
neurosciences, who share an interest in the neural architectures and
processes underlying emotion and affective disturbances. GEW'96 is
organized in collaboration with the Neurology Department at the University
of Geneva Medical School (dir. Prof. T. Landis).

The colloquium consists of extensive presentations of theoretical and
methodological approaches and of recent empirical work by a group of
invited speakers and faculty members of the University of Geneva. Ample
time is allotted for discussion. 

Speakers and topics of the colloquium:

Prof. Richard Davidson, University of Wisconsin: 
"Affect, affective style and affective disorders: Hemispheric substrates."

Prof. Robert Robinson, University of Iowa:
"What lesion studies can tell us about the mechanism of emotion in major
mood disorders."

Prof. Diana van Lancker, University of  Southern California:
"The role of emotion in language and communication disorders."

Dr. Marianne Regard, Priv.Doc. & Prof. Theodor Landis, University of
Zürich & University of Geneva:
"Cerebral organization of emotions."


The workshops, to be conducted by the organizers and the invited speakers,
will be dedicated to an in-depth treatment of methodology or a specific
research paradigm. Each day of the workshop period will end with a session
for posters, demonstrations, videos, and individual discussions. 

The topics of the invited workshops, each lasting approximately 3 hours, are:

Prof. Richard Davidson, University of Wisconsin:
"Methodological strategies in the study of the neural substrates of
emotion in humans: From behavior to neuroimaging."

Prof. Robert Robinson, University of Iowa:
"The neuroanatomical correlates of emotional change in apathy,
catastrophic reaction, aprosody, anosognosia."

Prof. Diana van Lancker, University of Southern California:
"Neurolinguistic studies of prosody."

Dr. Marianne Regard, Priv.Doc. & Prof. Theodor Landis,  University of
Zürich & University of Geneva:
"Experimental approaches in neuropsychology to investigate emotional processes."


Prospective participants are researchers or doctoral students working in
the neurosciences, psychology, or psychiatry. Admission for the limited
number of places is decided on the basis of prior application. An official
application form follows this call for applications. Further information
can be obtained from:

Alexandre Etter - e-mail: ettera at ibm.unige.ch
Carien van Reekum - e-mail: vanreeku at fapse.unige.ch
both at University of Geneva - FPSE, Section de Psychologie, 9, route de
Drize, CH-1227 Carouge, Switzerland
Fax: +41  22  300 1482

Information on GEW'96, as well as the application form, are available on
the World Wide Web at:

http://www.unige.ch/fapse/emotion/calendar/gew96.html


Deadline for submitting applications and proposals for posters: March 15, 1996


APPLICATION FORM

GENEVA EMOTION WEEK (GEW¹96)
Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 May 1996

Surname:

First Name:

Affiliation:

Address for correspondence:



Telephone:

Fax:

Email:

Highest academic degree received (university, title, year):


Present position:

Reasons for interest in GEW¹96:






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I plan to submit a contribution: Yes[    ]      No[    ]

Tentative title of contribution:


Form of Contribution:   Poster [    ]  Video [    ]   Demonstration [    ]

Equipment needed:

Proposals for contributions must be received by March 15, 1996
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Full fee May 16 to May 19, 1996:
Includes conference reader, lunches, morning and afternoon refreshments
and welcome dinner (does NOT include hotel accommodation)

Category A: [    ] Researchers holding an academic position: Sw.frs. 600.-- 
Category B: [    ] Doctoral students and assistants: Sw.frs. 350.-- 
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Fee for colloquium only May 16 to May 17, 1996:
Includes lunches and morning and afternoon refreshments (does NOT include
hotel accommodation)

Category C: [    ] All participants: Sw.frs. 200.-- 
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Vegetarian:    Yes [    ]     No [    ]
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The colloquium will start on Thursday, May 16 at 10:00 and end on Friday,
May 17 at 17:00.
The workshops will start on Saturday, May 18 at 9:00 and end on Sunday,
May 19 at 17:00.

Accomodation must be organized by the participants themselves; suggested
hotels are*:

- Auberge Communale, Carouge (single: SFr.105.-- p/n; double: SFr.150.--)
39, rue Ancienne
1227 Carouge      Tel.: +41  22  342 22 88      Fax: +41  22  342 22 05

- Hôtel Etoile, Genève (single: SFr. 80/90.-- p/n; double: SFr. 130.--)
17, rue des Vieux Grenadiers
1205 Genève    Tel.: +41  22  328 72 08      Fax : +41  22  321 16 24

- Pension St. Victor, Genève (single: SFr. 60/70.-- p/n; double: SFr. 85/90.--; 
shared bathrooms on every floor)
1, rue Lefort
1206 Genève    Tel.: +41  22  346 17 18      Fax:  +41  22  346 10 46

- Cité Universitaire, Genève (student accomodation; single: SFr. 35.-- p/n; 
   shared bathrooms on every floor, no breakfast)
46, avenue Miremont
1206 Genève    Tel.: +41  22  346 23 55      Fax: +41  22  346 25 10


* approximate prices including breakfast

For students being unable to obtain funding from third sources, subsidies
covering part of the participation fee may be available upon request. To
apply for subsidies, please contact Alexandre Etter or Carien van Reekum
(address: see below).

Upon acceptance of your participation, you will receive a confirmation
letter and payment instructions. Application forms must be received by
March 15, 1996.


Please return to: 
Alexandre Etter  (e-mail:ettera at ibm.unige.ch)
Carien van Reekum  (e-mail: vanreeku at fapse.unige.ch)
Université de Genève - FPSE, Section de Psychologie
9, route de Drize, CH-1227 Carouge, Switzerland
Fax:  +41  22  300 1482

Information on GEW¹96 is available on the World Wide Web at:
http://www.unige.ch/fapse/emotion/calendar/gew96.html



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