Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Reading Emotions


Fluctuation and Change

Implications for Neurocognitive Development and Psychopathology

This year’s edition of Reading Emotions explores how we measure and understand the fluctuations in neural and psychological components of thought and behaviour, across development and through the course of disorder.

Anastasia Christakou (Chair) University of Reading
Eiko Fried Leiden University
Rogier Kievit Donders Institute, Nijmegen
David Lydon-Staley University of Pennsylvania
Argyris Stringaris University College London
Patrik Vuilleumier University of Geneva
Schedule (TBC)

Plus ECR short talks, research posters, workshops and debates.

Submit your work and/or register to let us know you are coming (free for UoR staff and students). For details: https://sites.google.com/site/readingemotions/

What: We established Reading Emotions as a small, specialist symposium in affective neuroscience with an interdisciplinary outlook in 2012. We tackle a different theme every year, typically inspired by our current research and/or compelling emerging ideas in the field. We host in the region of 100-150 participants, although hundreds more have been joining online in recent years. The intimate set-up encourages deep dives in theory and current experimental work, practical and clinical applications where relevant, and usually includes an explicit ECR/student training component. Past contributors have included BJ Casey, Irene Tracey, Hugo Critchley, Elaine Fox, Karl Friston, Mara Mather, Randy McIntosh, Russ Poldrack, Essi Viding, Tor Wager, as well as clinical practitioners, philosophers, and on occasion artists and architects. You can read about Reading Emotions, including the themes and speakers of previous years, here.

When: The symposium typically takes place over two days in mid- to late June, with the first day devoted to keynotes and ECR presentations, and the second day devoted to training workshops and methods presentations. This year’s symposium is on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th June.

Where: This year we meet in person at Whiteknights, our beautiful campus in Reading, and encourage deeper interactions with our students, colleagues, and visitors.

University of Reading


University of Reading
RG6 6UR + Google Map
View Venue Website