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The Neuroscience of Emotion: From Reaction to Regulation
2009 Third Annual Tufts University Conference on Emerging Trends in Behavioral, Affective, Social, and Cognitive (BASC) Neurosciences
Aidekman Arts Center, June 4-6, 2009
40 Talbot Ave, Tufts University, Medford, MA, 02155


Schedule of Events

Events will be held in the Aidekman Arts Center on the campus of Tufts University, 40 Talbot Ave, Tufts University, Medford, MA, 02155. Refreshments and lunches are included for registered participants.

All speakers and dates are confirmed. The scheduled times are subject to change.

A printable schedule (PDF) is available.

A final full program (PDF) is also available. In this document you will find the schedule for conference events, speaker abstracts, and poster abstracts. All registered attendees will receive a hard copy when they check in at the registration desk on arrival.

Thursday, June 4

3:00 – 8:00 pm Registration
5:00 – 6:15 pm Session A: Keynote Address by Michael Davis

Opening Remarks

Michael Davis, Emory University
"Neural Systems Involved in Extinction of Fear: Relevance to Psychotherapy"
6:30 – 8:00 pm Session B: Poster Session I and Welcome Reception

Friday, June 5

8:00 am – 5:30 pm Registration
8:00 – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:45 am Session C: The Role of the Amygdala in Human Emotion

Paul J. Whalen, Dartmouth College
"The Fundamental Role of the Human Amygdala in Biologically Relevant Learning"

Elizabeth A. Phelps, New York University
"Changing Fear: Cognitive Regulation to Reconsolidation"

Ahmad R. Hariri, Duke University
"The Neurobiology of Individual Differences in Complex Behavioral Traits"

10:45 – 11:15 am Coffee Break
11:15 am – 1:00 pm Session D: Translating Between Animal and Human Models of Emotion

Gregory J. Quirk, University of Puerto Rico
"Prefrontal Regulation of Fear Responses in Rodents"

Klaus A. Miczek, Tufts University
"Anxiety and Aggression: Translating Preclinical Data on GABA and Serotonin to the Clinic"

Lisa Feldman Barrett, Boston College
"Is a Growling Dog Angry?"

1:00 – 2:30 pm Lunch
2:30 – 3:40 pm Session E: Cognition and Emotion

Patricia J. Deldin, University of Michigan
"The Psychophysiology of Rose–colored Lenses"

Margaret M. Bradley, University of Florida
"Neural Processes in Affective Perception"

4:00 – 5:30 pm Session F: Poster Session II and Light Refreshments

Saturday, June 6

8:00 am – 5:05 pm Registration
8:00 – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:45 am Session G: Emotion in Psychopathology

Lisa M. Shin, Tufts University
"Neuroimaging Studies of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Moving Beyond the Identification of Functional Abnormalities"

Mary L. Phillips, University of Pittsburgh
"Neuroimaging Emotion in Mood Disordered Populations"

Diego A. Pizzagalli, Harvard University
"Toward an Objective Characterization of Anhedonic Phenotypes: Behavioral and Neuroimaging Approaches"

10:45 – 11:15 am Coffee Break
11:15 am – 12:25 pm Session H: Emotion Regulation

Kevin N. Ochsner, Columbia University
"Reappraisal: From Basic Mechanisms to Mechanistic Breakdowns"

Heather L. Urry, Tufts University
"Neural Correlates of Emotion Regulation in Older Age"

12:25 – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 – 3:45 pm Session I: Emotion in Development

Charles A. Nelson III, Harvard Medical School
"Tuning the Developing Brain to Social Signals of Emotions"

Nim Tottenham, University of California, Los Angeles
"Infant Institutionalization and Subsequent Socio–Affective Neurodevelopment"

John D. E. Gabrieli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Neurodiversity in Emotion and the Brain"

3:45 – 5:00 pm Session J: Informational Session with Representatives from NIH
5:00 – 5:05 pm Closing Remarks and Conference Adjourned