Annual iBBA Meeting – Organizational Neuroscience

Annual iBBA Meeting –  Organizational Neuroscience

Institute for Brain and Behavior Amsterdam organizes its annual symposium on “Organizational Neuroscience” on 24 May 2019, Auditorium, Vrije Universiteit 

Organizational neuroscience is an emerging field in management and organizational behavior that studies the role of brain and cognition in workplace behavior. The aim of this annual IBBA-symposium is to investigate how neuroscience and its methodological toolkit (from brain imaging to hormonal studies and AI) can advance theory and research organizational behavior in practice. The symposium is amongst others organized to bring academia and business closer together, strengthen existing relationships and build new ones. Key note presentations focus on the neural mechanisms involved in leadership, mindset and motivation, and the neurophysiology of work stress. Furthermore, the role of AI and big data in measuring personality and personnel selection (i.e. recruitment) will be one of the main themes. Finally, the symposium aims to raise ethical, meta-theoretical and pragmatic challenges regarding the role of neuroscience in studying and improving modern work practices.


12:00 – 12:40 Lunch provided by iBBA
12:40 – 12:45 Introduction by Jan Theeuwes, director of iBBA
12:45 – 12:55 Opening by Mirjam van Praag
12:55 – 13:30 Keynote by Micah Murray (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
13:30 – 14:00 Talk by Nienke van Atteveldt (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
14:00 – 14:30 Flash talks (4x7min) PhD students
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break with Demos (e.g. facial coding, mobile eye tracking)
15:00 – 15:30 Talk Reinout de Vries (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
15:30 – 16:00 Talk Daan Scheepers (Leiden University)
16:00 – 16:45 Panel discussion (chair – Kilian Wawoe) – Jan Kwint, Joëlla van der Windt, Arjen van Witteloostuijn, Lydia Krabbendam, Jan Theeuwes
16:45 – 17:00 Concluding remarks by Mark van Vugt
17:00 – 18:00 Networking drinks

The symposium is free of charge but please register here. You can do this through the form below.

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If you have signed up, but it turns out you cannot make it after all, please let Barbara Goudriaan know by email:

Barbara Goudriaan
+31 20 59 88786