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  • FENS-CHEN-NeuroLeman Summer School 2024

    Subject: Summer School on Monitoring and manipulating the affective state: new perspectives on neurotechnologies and AI tools (25-31 August, Lausanne)

    Dear Colleagues,

    I would like to invite you to have a look at this neuroscience summer school on Monitoring and manipulating the affective state: new perspectives on neurotechnologies and AI tools that I organize with Ron Stoop.

    This is a school organized by the University of Lausanne, with the support of FENS, the Chen Institute and the NeuroLéman network.

    This FENS – Chen Institute – NeuroLéman Summer School will integrate fundamental and clinical neuroscience with technology (with a special angle toward artificial intelligence tools) and harmonise these three levels of investigations around novel approaches applied to animals and humans decrypting affective states. Diverse aspects of affective neuroscience spanning from emotions to disease states will be at the core of one-week discussions. The summer school is designed to provide participants with new views and applications in the domain of affective states. Furthermore, the courses will enable exchanges around novel technologies and concepts applied to animals and humans between local and international neuroscientists in a beautiful alpine lake environment. The course is meant for PhD students and early-career postdocs.

    Date and Location:

    25-31 August 2024

    Department of Fundamental Neurosciences (DNF), University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland 

    Scientific chairs:

    Manuel Mameli, University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland

    Ron Stoop, University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland

    Faculty members:

    Ralph Adolphs (United States) – Emotions in humans with brain lesions

    Ricardo Chavarriaga (Switzerland) – AI tools, technology

    Valeria Gazzola (The Netherlands) – Empathy in rodents and humans

    Sam Golden (United States) – Machine learning for measuring rodent emotional behaviours

    Christine Heim (Germany) – Avenues for treatment of mood disorders

    Andrew McStay (United Kingdom) – Emotional AI

    Asya Rolls (Israel) – Immune-brain interactions in affective disorders

    Carmen Sandi (Switzerland) – Neurobiological substrates for stress and anxiety

    All the information, the program and the application form can be found at:

    Stipends are available.

    Application deadline: 12 March 2024.

    Your help to inform your professional network about this enriching opportunity is highly appreciated.

    Best regards,


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