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Learning Brain & Emotion


In the framework of the Swiss Center for Affective Science at Geneva’s University, we are organizing a conference about Learning, Brain & Emotion.

We have regrouped a panel of inspiring experts in that domain to offer a reflection about how brain and emotions impact learning processes and human development, particularly at school.

Please join us for this event, held at the Auditorium of the Campus Biotech in Geneva, on Friday, November 3rd, 9h45-17h30.

The conference will be followed by a closing Apero from 17h30 to 19h00.



09:15-09:45  Registration & coffee 13:00-14:00  Prof. Paul Howard Jones, University of Bristol
Developing messages for education about Learning, the Brain and Emotion
09:45-10:00  Opening remarks by Prof. David Sander 14:00-15:00 Prof. Maciel Hernandez, Portland State University
Children's emotion expressivity in school :
Associations with school and social outcomes 
10:00-11:00 Prof. Reinhard Pekrun, University of Munich
Achievement Emotions: Functions, Origins,and Implications for Practice 
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 Prof. Francisco Pons, University of Oslo
Teaching emotion understanding at the kindergarten and school: Retrospect and prospect 

Dr. Swann Pichon, University of Geneva
The impact of videogames on social behavior and emotion regulation: challenging the theory of social learning


Lunch break


Prof. Mary Helen Immordino Yang, University of Southern California
Embodied brains, social minds, cultural meaning: insights for education from interdisciplinary, longitudinal studies of emotional feelings



Closing Apero


This event is organized with the generous support of the SNSF and the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences (CISA).

For more information, you can contact us at solange.denervaud(at)
November 3, 2017
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