IASAT 2017 - 2nd Congress

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About this event:

Created by IASAT

IASAT 2017

Friday 1st September – Sunday 3rd September

Liverpool, UK

Following the successful inaugural congress in 2015, we once again brought together researchers from around the world to explore and discuss the biology and psychology of affective touch, and its role in brain development and social behaviour.

Several influential studies have examined the neurobiology, physiology and genetics of affective touch, and highlighted its social and cognitive importance. The aim was to provide a platform for fruitful scientific exchanges in this nascent field, and foster interdisciplinary dialogue between scientists and professionals in education, health and social care.

Programme (PDF)


Poster List

Speaker Abstracts (PDF)


Poster Abstracts

Photos & Videos Coming Soon!

Invited Speakers

Laura Case, Francesco Cerritelli, Frances Champagne, Illona CroyVincenzo Donadio,  Katerina Fotopoulou, Nina Jablonski, Anthony Jones,
LeknesEllen Lumpkin, Andrew Marshall, India Morrison, Chris Murtgatroyd, Henrik Norholt, Håkan Olausson, Kevin Pelphrey, Uta Sailer, Rebeccah Slater, Francisco Taberner, Luke Tanner, Paula Trotter, Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg, Martine van Puyvelde, Susannah Walker,
Roger Watkins, Johan Wessberg, Stuart
Wilson & more

IASAT2017 Supported By

Main Sponsor:

Session Sponsors:


Local Organising Committee:
Francis McGlone, LJMU  – Symposium Director
Susannah Walker, LJMU – Programme Chair
Adarsh Makdani, LJMU

Additional Support:
Claire Keenan, LJMU Research and Innovation Services
Sandra Rogers, LJMU Corporate Events and Engagement

IASAT Officers:
President: Håkan Olausson, Linköping University
President: Francis McGlone, LJMU
Secretary: India Morrison, Linköping University
Treasurer: Katerina Fotopoulou, UCL

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