ARF 2020

The next edition of the Annual Research Forum (ARF) will take place on February 4th and 5th 2020, at the ‘Campus Biotech’ in Geneva (Auditorium - Hall H8.01).

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

To offer the opportunity to as many teams as possible to present their work, and to avoid having too intensive a day, this event will be organized in two days comprising 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.

We look forward to meeting you there!


Posters schedule


 Annual Research Forum - February 4, 2020 - Campus Biotech
10:00 - 10:30 Welcome coffee and poster set up
10:30 - 11:00 Welcome and opening remarks (David Sander, Carole Varone, Marcello Mortillaro, Cristina Soriano)
11:00 - 12:20

Lina Stallmann:"Let me help you: social emotion regulation in virtual reality"

Constant Bonard: "Language evolution: The expressive-pragmatics-first hypothesis"

Ben Meuleman:"An experimental study of the causality and individual differences hypotheses of appraisal theory"

Leonardo Ceravolo:"Specific medial-lateral temporal lobe organization allows noise-free voice perception"

12:20 - 13:20 Lunch
13:20 - 15:00

Sandra Penic:"When does remembering collective violence enhance moral emotions?"

Adrian Petschen:"The cognition and affect behind populism"

Roberto Keller:"Emotions and Normativity: the case of correctness"

Marc Yanguez:"Cardiorespiratory fitness, executive functions and scholastic performance: examination of cognitive mediating mechanisms"

Julian Gaviria:"Dynamic and anticorrelated brain functional networks underlie negative affect and its aftermaths"

15:00 - 16:20 Poster session 1 (+coffee)
16:20 - 18:00

Eva Pool:"Investigating individual differences in emotional learning"

Jordan Pierce:"The basal ganglia and cerebellum in human emotion"

Alexandra Zaharia:"You are cute, but not to everyone: An eye tracking study in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder "

Lia Antico :"Beyond Unpleasantness. Social exclusion affects the experience of pain, but not of comparably-unpleasant disgust"

Swann Pichon:"The potential of video games for training attention and its impact on emotion regulation"




 Annual Research Forum - February 5, 2020 - Campus Biotech
9:30 - 10:00 Welcome coffee and poster set up
10:00 - 10:50 Fabrice Teroni: "Emotion, Rationality and Fiction"
10:50 - 11:30

Florian Cova:"That's deep! Emotions and feelings of profundity"

Ulf Hahnel:"Feelings trump facts: The emotional foundations of the public climate change divide"

11:30 - 13:00 Poster session 2 (+Lunch)
13:00 - 13:30

Success Stories – Ambizione

Boris Cheval: "Are we wired to sit?"

13:30 - 15:00

Success Stories – Eccellenza

Ulrike Rimmele: "Creating emotional memories"

Thibaud Gruber: "Cognition going wild: tool use, communication and emotion in great apes"

15:00 Farewel coffee