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Emotion meets action
Given the etymological roots of the word emotion (“move”, “stir up”), it is odd to see how negligible the role of action is in current approaches to human emotion. This summer school will examine the various ways in which emotion and action can be related by bringing together leading experts in the disciplines of the psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy of emotion and the psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy of action.
Questions include the role that action plays in emotion theories and the role that emotion plays in action theories. Once the foundation is laid, we focus on specific research topics for which there is already substantial overlap in the various disciplines including goal relevance, goal-directed action, expectancy, novelty, prediction error, control, (sense of) agency, effort, action tendencies, and affordances. To take integration among the various disciplines one step further, experts and students will actively try to build models that integrate insights from both emotion research and action research, and in this way push future research toward new, unexplored avenues. The summer school also addresses overlap between emotion and action in fiction and music, and examines the role of emotions as reasons for action and decision making.
This summer school proposes to bring together and integrate the multiple and complementary ways of investigating the relations between emotion and action by presenting fundamental theories, major research paradigms, cutting-edge methodologies and significant results from different disciplines. In addition, hands-on workshops will be conducted on research methodologies in the study of emotion and action from the vantage point of philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience. Students will be given the opportunity to put their freshly acquired knowledge to use by working din small groups, a process that will result in the production and presentation of an interdisciplinary research project.
International Summer School in Affective Sciences 2014 - Program
Emotion Meets Action
|DAY 0 = July 6||DAY 1 = July 7: THEORIES OF EMOTION/ACTION||DAY 2 = July 8: 5 THEMES||DAY 3 = July 9: MODELS||DAY 4 = July 10: SOCIAL||DAY 5 = July 11: FICTION/MUSIC||DAY 6 = July 12: EMOTIONS & REASONS FOR ACTION||DAY 7 = July 13: PRESENTATIONS|
|emotion theories + role of action||goal relevance, goal-directed action||action model|
|9.00-9.30||Agnes Moors: ψ||Sanne de Wit||Richard Ridderinkhof||student||Keith Oatley||Michael Brady||student|
|10.00-10.15||coffee break||coffee break||coffee break||work||coffee break||coffee break||work|
|expectancy/prediction error||emotion model|
|10.15-10.45||Julien Deonna: φ||Rainer Reisenzein||Wil Cunningham||Marc Leman||Peter Railton|
|11.15-11.30||coffee break||coffee break||coffee break||coffee break||coffee break|
|action theories + role of emotion||control/agency|
|11.30-12.00||Bernhard Hommel: ψ||Dorit Wenke||Charles Carver||Luciano Fadiga||Giorgio Coricelli|
|12.00-12.30||Frédérique de Vignemont|
|12.30-14.00||lunch break||lunch break||lunch break||lunch break||lunch break||lunch break||lunch break|
|14.00-14.30||Hong Yu Wong: φ||Guido Gendolla||MODELS||social||2 ateliers||student||student|
|14.30-15.00||Olivier Massin||WORKSHOP||activity||Didier Grandjean||group||presentations|
|15.00-15.15||coffee break||coffee break||coffee break||Julien Deonna||work||coffee break|
|integration + panel discussion||action tendencies/ affordances||(until 15:30)|
|15.15-15.45||Patrick Haggard||Klaus Scherer||MODELS WORKSHOP||break (15.30-16.00)|
|15.45-16.15||Keith Oatley||Erik Rietveld||(ctd)||student (at 16.00)|
|16.15-16.30||coffee break||coffee break||coffee break||group||coffee break||coffee break|
|integration+ panel discussion||work|
|16.30-17.00||Elisabeth Pacherie||Andreas Eder||student|
|17.00-17.30||REGISTRATION||Wolfgang Prinz||Joëlle Proust||group|
|17.30-18.00||Ronald de Sousa||Andrea Scarantino||work||deliberation|
|19.00-||blitz presentation + dinner||dinner||dinner||dinner||dinner||dinner||dinner||dinner|
International Summer School in Affective Sciences 2014 - Participants
Confirmed plenary speakers include :
- Michael Brady (University of Glasgow)
- Giorgio Coricelli (University of Southern California)
- Charles Carver (University of Miami)
- Wil Cunningham (University of Toronto)
- Julien Deonna (University of Geneva)
- Ronald de Sousa (University of Toronto)
- Frédérique de Vignemont (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)
- Sanne Dewit (University of Amsterdam)
- Andreas Eder (University of Würzburg)
- Luciano Fadiga (University of Ferrara)
- Nico Frijda (University of Amsterdam)
- Guido Gendolla (University of Geneva)
- Didier Grandjean (University of Geneva)
- Patrick Haggard (University College London)
- Bernhard Hommel (University of Leiden)
- Marc Leman (Ghent University)
- Olivier Massin (University of Geneva)
- Agnes Moors (Ghent University)
- Keith Oatley (University of Toronto)
- John O'Doherty (California Institute of Technology)
- Elisabeth Pacherie (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)
- Joëlle Proust (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)
- Wolfgang Prinz (Max Plack Institute, Leipzig)
- Peter Railton (University of Michigan)
- Rainer Reisenzein (University of Greifswald)
- Richard Ridderinkhof (University of Amsterdam)
- Erik Rietveld (University of Amsterdam)
- David Sander (University of Geneva)
- Andrea Scarantino (Georgia State University)
- Klaus Scherer (University of Geneva)
- Dorit Wenke (Humboldt University Berlin)
- Hong Yu Wong (University of Tübingen
International Summer School in Affective Sciences 2014 - Practical Information
Application deadline: March 23, 2014
Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2014
Registration deadline: June 15, 2014
Conference: July 6-14, 2014
Fees are asked to participants in order to cover part of the expenses involved in the organization of the ISSAS. Participants are encouraged to apply for funding at their home institutions or national funding programs. However, lack of funding should not prevent good candidates from participating. Stipends will be available from the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences for participants who can show proof that no other funding is available to them. The number and quantity of these grants will depend on the number of requests received by the Center. Grants are destined to cover all or part of the registration fee.
The participation fee for 2014 is 1'800 CHF. This fee includes registration, lodging and board during the summer school, but not transportation to Bogis-Bossey.
Convertion rates can be found here.
Château de Bossey [Chateau] (The Ecumenical Institute)
Chemin Chenevière 2
CH 1279 Bogis-Bossey
Tel: +41 22 960 7300 - Fax: +41 22 960 7367
The Château de Bossey is located in Bogis-Bossey, 20 km away from Geneva.
Geneva is easily accessible by plane and train:
Geneva airport: www.gva.ch
Swiss railway system: http://www.sbb.ch/
From the Geneva airport you can take a train directly into the Geneva railway station (Cornavin), where you can take a regional train to Nyon or Coppet.
From there take the local bus (line 811) to the stop "Céligny, village" (the bus runs every half an hour from the Nyon train station to the Coppet train station, and back. "Céligny, village" is the stop halfway between the two stations). The chateau is 20 minutes away on foot from "Céligny, village". Just turn left at the bus stop, towards the townhall ("mairie" - look for the flags). At the "mairie" take a sharp right into Route de Coudres. Go straight on for a while, past the "Auberge de Céligny" and past the "Service du Feu", and when you arrive at the first major intersection simply turn left following directions towards the "Institut oecuménique".
For more details on the bus schedule, please visit http://www.tpg.ch/fr/index.php (arrêt de départ/departure: "Coppet, gare" or "Nyon, gare"; arrêt d'arrivée/ arrival "Céligny, village").
For more details on how to make it to Bossey, please visit
International Summer School in Affective Sciences 2014 - Application
To apply at ISSAS 2014, click here.
Application deadline: March 23, 2014
At the end of the application questionnaire, you will be asked to upload via a secured file browser dialog box, a zip file with your Curriculum Vitae, a letter of motivation including your specific interest for ISSAS, a letter of recommendation from your advisor and a copy of your identification card or passport (pdf only).
Please make sure that these documents are ready on your desktop before you start the registration process; we will consider only complete applications.
The selection of participants will be finished by April 15, 2014. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by e-mail.
This summer school is designed for 40 participants. In order to make this course as enriching as possible for the participants and the faculty, the Scientific Committee will ensure a wide variety of scientific backgrounds by selecting people from different laboratories, disciplines and levels of advancement in their scientific careers - from advanced PhD students to senior postdoctoral fellows.