January 25, 2016


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Help our community grow by joining the Communication Science & Biology Interest Group! If you manage a research lab, we’ll feature your lab on the Member Labs Page.

  • New/Renewing ICA Members: Follow the prompts when joining or renewing your membership at http://www.icahdq.org/ Be sure to select the Communication Science & Biology Interest Group!
  • Current ICA Members: To add the Interest Group, please email Kristine Rosa krosa@icahdq.org and indicate that you wish to add the Communication Science & Biology Interest Group to your membership.


Our founding chair, Rene Weber of the Media Neuroscience Lab, is on the organizing committee of the 2020 annual meeting of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society. The meeting will take place May 7-9, 2020 at the Hilton Beachfront Resort in Santa Barbara.

Submissions are encouraged from students, postdocs, and faculty working on any aspect of human or non-human research that examines the interplay of social or emotional processes and the nervous system. Abstracts (250 words or less) must contain the specific goals of the study, methods used, summary of the results, and conclusions. Most abstract submissions will be assigned to a poster session and several talks will be invited from the abstract submissions. The selection process is determined by the SANS Program Committee.

The deadline for abstract submission is December 15, 2019

For more information about the meeting and to submit an abstract, please visit the conference webpage: https://socialaffectiveneuro.org/conference-information. Notification of acceptance will be emailed to the primary author in January 2020.

The 2020 SANS meeting will be a vibrant interdisciplinary conference showcasing diverse topics and viewpoints on social and affective neuroscience. Confirmed speakers include Michael Gazzaniga (SAGE Center for the Study of Mind at UC Santa Barbara) and John Tooby (Center for Evolutionary Psychology at UC Santa Barbara). Ruth Feldman (Interdisciplinary Center Herzlia & Yale Child Study Center) will provide the Presidential Address. Our symposia will cover exciting and timely topics such as computational approaches to social perception, reasoning about the self and others, open science practices, the development of the social brain, and translational perspectives on affective neuroscience. 

We hope to see you in Santa Barbara in May!


Rob Chavez

on behalf of all the SANS 2020 co-organizers Regina Lapate, Kyle Ratner, Rene Weber & Hongbo Yu 

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