Please note the changes of venue and map below for directions!
Lisa Feldman Barrett's lectures will be streamed via zoom as well.

Thursday, March 14th, 2024 (Beckmannshof, on RUB campus)


10.00 – 11.30             Lisa Feldman Barrett: Three Lessons about Emotion

11.30 – 12.00             Coffee Break 

12.00 – 12.45             Inès Mentec, Ivan Ivanchei, Axel Cleeremans (Brussels):

                                      Exploring the Role of Valence in Conscious Perception:

                                      Insights from Similarity Judgments and Deep Learning Models

12.45 – 14.30             Lunch

14.30 – 15.15             Sanja Sreckovic (Bochum):

                                      Affective preconditions of cognition

15.15 – 16.00             Marco Facchin (Antwerp), Marco Viola (Roma Tre):

                                      Is the predictive brain equipotential?


18.00 – 19.30             Public Lecture & Award Ceremony (in ZEMOS, Natural Science NE):
                                     "Ruhr Award for Philosophy and the Mind Sciences"

                                      Lisa Feldman Barrett: Concepts as Tools for Living

Followed by a             Reception


Friday, March 15th, 2024 (Beckmannshof, on RUB campus)


09.00 – 09.15             Welcome/Coffee

09.15 – 10.45             Lisa Feldman Barrett:

                                      Three Lessons about the Brain (or, Some Stuff I’ve learned from        
                                      Studying Emotion)

10.45 – 11.00             Coffee Break

11.00 – 11.45             Diana Craciun (UCL):

                                      Imagination and the Emotions: Path to Self-Knowledge

11.45 – 12.30             Anastasija Filipovic (Belgrade):

                                      From Enaction to Conceptualization. Enactivism Meets Psychological 

12.30 – 12.45             Coffee

12.45 – 13.30             Lea Moncoucy, Krzysztof Dolega, Axel Cleeremans (Brussels):

                                      Unknown Pleasures: On the possibility of unconscious hedonic states

13.30 – 14.45             Lunch

                                      Excursion (optional)


Saturday, March 16th, 2024 (Beckmannshof, on RUB campus)


09.30 – 10.15             Urte Laukaityte (Berkeley):

                                      The Scope of Functional Disorder: Implications for Precision  

10.15 – 11.45             Lisa Feldman Barrett:

                                      Relational Realism as a Framework for Understanding the Mind


Scientific Organization:
Albert Newen & Tobias Schlicht, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Participation in the workshop and lectures is free but seats are limited, so please send an email to [email protected] by March 1st 2024.
To participate in the Award ceremony, please register in advance!