AFC Lab Talk Series

Together with the Cognitive and Affective Regulation Laboratory (CARLA) we host a virtual talk series together — now, typically on Mondays. Our aim: to support early-career researchers and underrepresented groups by providing a platform for their work and increasing networking opportunities.

If you'd like to give a talk, drop us a message and we'll get it organised.

You can access the talks via this Zoom Link.

Mon, 16 Oct 2023
Kim Uittenhove & Olivier Mucchiut
AFC Lab / University of Lausanne
Tue, 14 Nov 2023
Investigating face processing impairments in Developmental Prosopagnosia: Insights from behavioural tasks and lived experience
University of Stirling
The defining characteristic of development prosopagnosia is severe difficulty recognising familiar faces in everyday life. Numerous studies have reported that the condition is highly heterogeneous in terms of both presentation and severity with many mixed findings in the literature. I will present behavioural data from a large face processing test battery (n = 24 DPs) as well as some early findings from a larger survey of the lived experience of individuals with DP and discuss how insights from individuals' real-world experience can help to understand and interpret lab-based data.
Mon, 20 Nov 2023
Characterising Representations of Goal Obstructiveness and Uncertainty Across Behavior, Physiology, and Brain Activity Through a Video Game Paradigm
University of Geneva
Mon, 11 Dec 2023
10 “simple rules” for socially responsible science
University of Sheffield
Guidelines concerning the potentially harmful effects of scientific studies have historically focused on minimizing risk for participants. However, studies can also indirectly inflict harm on individuals and social groups through how they are designed, reported, and disseminated. As evidenced by recent criticisms and retractions of high-profile studies dealing with a wide variety of social issues, there is a scarcity of resources and guidance on how one can conduct research in a socially responsible manner. As such, even motivated researchers might publish work that has negative social impacts due to a lack of awareness. To address this, we proposed 10 recommendations (“simple rules”) for researchers who wish to conduct more socially responsible science. These recommendations cover major considerations throughout the life cycle of a study from inception to dissemination. They are not aimed to be a prescriptive list or a deterministic code of conduct. Rather, they are meant to help motivated scientists to reflect on their social responsibility as researchers and actively engage with the potential social impact of their research.