FENS – Chen Institute – NeuroLéman Summer School on Monitoring and manipulating the affective state: new perspectives on neurotechnologies and AI tools

Lausanne, Switzerland

Organiser: The University of Lausanne

Additional Organiser: FENS, Chen Institute and NeuroLéman

Attendance type(s): In Person

FENS members will benefit from preferential rates

Event Dates: 25—31 Aug 2024

Registration Deadline: 16 Apr 2024

The application form and further details can be found in the “Application form” and other tabs above the title.

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The 2024 edition of the FENS – Chen Institute – NeuroLéman Summer School will integrate fundamental and clinical neuroscience with technology (with a special angle toward artificial intelligence tools) and harmonise these three levels of investigations around novel approaches applied to animals and humans decrypting affective states. Diverse aspects of affective neuroscience spanning from emotions to disease states will be at the core of one-week discussions. The summer school is designed to provide participants with new views and applications in the domain of affective states. Furthermore, the courses will enable exchanges around novel technologies and concepts applied to animals and humans between local and international neuroscientists in a beautiful alpine lake environment.

The FENS – Chen Institute – NeuroLéman Summer School Series on Brain Dynamics in Health and Disease explores cutting-edge technologies for basic and clinical neuroscience, in order to develop novel concepts and new research techniques to address the challenges of investigating brain function and dysfunction.



Scientific Chairs

Manuel Mameli
University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland

Ron Stoop
University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland

Confirmed Speakers

Ralph Adolphs (United States) – Emotions in humans with brain lesions
Ricardo Chavarriaga (Switzerland) – AI tools, technology
Valeria Gazzola (The Netherlands) –  Empathy in rodents and humans
Sam Golden (United States) – Machine learning for measuring rodent emotional behaviours
Christine Heim (Germany) – Avenues for treatment of mood disorders
Andrew McStay (United Kingdom) – Emotional AI
Asya Rolls (Israel) – Immune-brain interactions in affective disorders
Carmen Sandi (Switzerland) – Neurobiological substrates for stress and anxiety

Local logistic support

Ulrike Toepl, Annick Crevoizier

Summer School Series Committee

Camilla Bellone, Alan Carleton, Christian Lüscher, Manuel Mameli (chair), Brian McCabe, Carl Petersen, Carmen Sandi and Ron Stoop


Contact Details

Name: FENS Schools Administration

Phone: 003225450455

Email: schools@fens.org

URL: https://www.fens.org/careers/training-activities/fens-schools


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