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IASAT 2017

September 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - September 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm BST

The 2nd IASAT Congress – 2017 – Liverpool, UK

Friday 1st September – Sunday 3rd September 2017

Liverpool Waterfront

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 of the IASAT Congress is 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.

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IASAT 2017 Programme

IASAT2017 Speaker Abstracts


Invited Speakers

Laura Case, Francesco Cerritelli, Frances Champagne, Illona Croy, Katerina Fotopoulou, Nina Jablonski, Siri Leknes, Ellen Lumpkin, Andrew Marshall, India Morrison, Chris Murtgatroyd, Håkan Olausson, Rebeccah Slater, Paula Trotter, Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg, Kevin Pelphrey, Martine van Puyvelde, Susannah Walker,  Roger Watkins, Johan Wessberg, Stuart Wilson & more


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Poster Abstracts

IASAT 2017 Poster List
IASAT 2017 Poster Abstracts

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IASAT 2017 will be held at Liverpool John Moores University
Byrom Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom, L3 3AF

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Scientific Organising Committee:
Francis McGlone, LJMU  – Symposium Director
Susannah Walker, LJMU – Programme Chair
Håkan Olausson, LiU
Katerina Fotopoulou, UCL

Administrative Support:
Adarsh Makdani, LJMU
Claire Keenan, LJMU

Supported By

Johnson & Johnson | The Leverhulme Trust | Springer Publishing
ADInstruments | Experimental Psychology Society


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Partner Universities


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September 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm BST
September 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm BST
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Liverpool John Moores University
Byrom Street
Liverpool, L3 3AF United Kingdom
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