Call for abstracts for Reading Emotions 2021: Gut, Brain, and Affect

May 21, 2021

Dear colleagues,

*abstract submission closes on 25th May*

We are delighted to welcome you to the tenth anniversary edition of  “Reading Emotions” symposium on 5th and 6th July, 2021. The meeting will be held online.

The symposium this year will focus on “Brain, Gut, and Affect”. It will consider how complex interactions between the resident bacteria in the gut and the host nervous system can inform the study of emotions.

Our lineup of speakers features leading researchers in this area, including John Cryan, Phil Burnet, Rochellys Diaz Heijtz, Lukas Van Oudenhove, Carlos Ribeiro, and Sarkis Mazmanian.

Please see for more details and links to the speakers’ websites.

Register for a place now by following this link:

Registration is free but we request that you register with your university (or organisational) email address. Joining instructions will be confirmed by email closer to the date.

Invitation to submit an abstract for a short presentation:

We have allocated a few slots for short presentations. If you would like to be considered for one of these short talks, then please submit a 250-word abstract by 25th May, 2021. The registration link provided above provides an option to submit an abstract. Presentations will be selected on the basis of the fit with this year’s theme and priority will be given to Early Career Researchers for a presentation slot.

We look forward to your joining us at this meeting!

Bhisma Chakrabarti on behalf of the Reading Emotions team


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