ARF 2019

The next edition of the Annual Research Forum (ARF) will take place on February 7th and 8th 2019, at the ‘Campus Biotech’ in Geneva (Auditorium - Hall H8.01).

We aim at gathering Swiss researchers working on emotion or affect and fostering communication between them. We hope this event to be the right place for an update on the research carried out in the affective sciences in Switzerland and the Center itself, in a convivial atmosphere.

To offer the opportunity to as many teams as possible to give a talk and avoid having a too intensive day, we have decided to organize this event on two days, with keynotes, talks, success stories and poster sessions.

The members of the Swiss Doctoral School in Affective Sciences will receive credits for their participation, and prizes will be awarded to the best posters based on their scientific excellence and accessibility to all disciplines.




 Annual Research Forum - February 7, 2019 - Campus Biotech
9:30 - 10:00 Welcome coffee and poster set up
10:00 - 10:30 Welcome and opening remarks
10:30 - 11:30 Keynote lecture - Disa Sauter: "Disentangling happiness: Why and how to differentiate between positive emotions"
11:30 - 12:30

Benoît Bediou:"Action Video Games and Cognition: a meta-analysis"

Sven Colette:"Affect-guided shift in reward computations in medial prefrontal cortex"

Juliette Vazard:"What is anxiety ?"

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30

Ben Meuleman:"Is fear an emotionally coherent state? Evidence from a virtual height exposure study"

Alexandra Hering:"Do I remember to take my pills when I am sad? On Prospective Memory, Emotions, and ERPs”

Sunny Avry:"Emotions during collaborative problem solving : how feelings moderate group perception and performance"

14:30 - 16:00 Poster sessions (+coffee)
16:00 - 18:00

Daniel Dukes:"Foundations of Affective Social Learning: conceptualising the transmission of social value"

Kimberly Doell:"The Neural Mechanisms of Environmentally Relevant Deeds-Preliminary Results"

Marcello Mortillaro:"The Geneva Emotional Competence Test (GECo): Development and validation"

Coralie Debracque:"Human brain responses to affective primate vocalizations: Acoustic properties and Phylogenetic perspectives"

Mohsen Falahi:"Time machine - an attempt"


Apéro dinatoire


 Annual Research Forum - February 8, 2019 - Campus Biotech
9:30 - 10:00 Welcome coffee and poster set up
10:00 - 12:00

Mael Lebreton:"How anticipatory affects induce self-deception"

Edgar Philips:"Representing Desires"

Guillaume Legendre:"The privileged processing of screams is maintained during sleep"

Patricia Cernadas :"Emotion-based interventions to promote conflict resolution"

Giada Dirupo:"The influence of context on the recognition of facial expressions of pain"

Christian Mumenthaler: "Using Twitter to investigate sentiments towards environmental issues during the 2016 U.S. presidential election"

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00

Success stories

Florian Cova

Géraldine Coppin

14:00 - 15:30 Poster sessions (+coffee) + best poster award