Please join us May 7-9, 2020 in Santa Barbara!

SANS 2020 Annual Meeting,

Santa Barbara

The 13th Annual Meeting of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society will be held May 7-9, 2020 in Santa Barbara at the Hilton Beachfront Resort in Santa Barbara.

The SANS 2020 Annual Meeting will be a vibrant interdisciplinary conference showcasing diverse topics and viewpoints on social and affective neuroscience. Confirmed speakers include Michael Gazzaniga (SAGE Center for the Study of Mind at UC Santa Barbara) and John Tooby (Center for Evolutionary Psychology at UC Santa Barbara). Ruth Feldman (Interdisciplinary Center Herzlia & Yale Child Study Center) will provide the Presidential Address. Our symposia will cover exciting and timely topics such as computational approaches to social perception, reasoning about the self and others, open science practices, the development of the social brain, and translational perspectives on affective neuroscience.

Abstract submissions are encouraged from students, postdocs, and faculty working on any aspect of human or non-human research that examines the interplay of social or emotional processes and the nervous system. Abstracts (250 words or less) must contain the specific goals of the study, methods used, summary of the results, and conclusions. Most abstract submissions will be assigned to a poster session and several talks will be invited from the abstract submissions. The selection process is determined by the SANS Program Committee.  

The abstract submission portal for the 2020 annual meeting of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society is now open. The deadline for abstract submissions is 23:59 (Pacific Time), December 1, 2019. Notification of acceptance will be emailed to the primary author in January 2020. Attendees are encouraged to read and asked to abide by the SANS code of conduct

 We hope to see you in Santa Barbara this May!


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Thank you to our 2020 Conference Organizers!