IBNS 31st Annual Meeting

WHEN: June 7 - June 11, 2022
WHERE: Glasgow, Scotland

Social: #IBNSconnect


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IBNS gratefully acknowledges the support provided by the Glasgow Convention Bureau.

Stay up to date with the latest Covid-19 guidelines from Scotland 

Updated 2/11/22: From 04:00 GMT on Friday 11th February 2022 people travelling to Scotland from the US or Canada who are fully vaccinated or under the age of 18 will no longer need to take an on-arrival Covid test.

Important Dates:

Travel Award Deadline December 15, 2021   
Abstract Form Opens January 7, 2022
Abstract Due February 9, 2022
Hotel Reservations March 15, 2022
Late Abstracts (increased fees and poster only)   March 1, 2022
Exhibitor Registration March 17, 2022
Conference Dates June 7-11, 2022


Call for Abstracts - Opens January 7, 2022

Abstracts may be submitted on any subject related to the general area of behavioral neuroscience. PRESENTING AUTHORS MUST SUBMIT THEIR ABSTRACT USING THEIR OWN LOG IN (e.g. Advisors may not submit an abstract for a student under the advisor's account). More than one abstract may be submitted by each author.

Abstracts should be no longer than 2,500 characters including title, author, affiliations and spaces and prepared as a single paragraph, single-spaced. Abstracts should NOT contain photos, tables or references. Data must be original and not previously published. Please include any funding acknowledgements.

A nonrefundable abstract fee of $50 will be due at the time of submission. Abstracts should be submitted by February 9, 2022. Late abstracts will be considered until March 1, 2022, for posters only. After February 9, 2022, the fee will increase to $75.

Members and non-members of IBNS are invited to submit abstracts.


Submit Your Abstract


Poster Information

Poster board size is 7 ft (height) x 3 ft (width) and should be attached with Velcro (hook and loop) tape which we will provide.

Registration Fees


VIRTUAL (Online)

  Regular Member 610 USD 330 USD
  Postdoc Member 470 USD 200 USD
  Student Member 415 USD 195 USD
  Regular Non-Member 870 USD 500 USD
  Postdoc Non-Member 615 USD 300 USD
  Student Non-Member 525 USD 275 USD

*Registration fees will increase by $50 after April 30.

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Meet Your 2022 Speakers 

Dr. Cassandra Sampaio Baptista is an assistant professor (Lecturer) in the School of Psychology and Neuroscience, head of the Plasticity lab at the University of Glasgow (PLUG) and a member of the Wellcome centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN), University of Oxford.  She uses a multidisciplinary approach to investigate functional and structural brain plasticity, from the cellular level to systems level, in healthy and clinical populations.  For instance, her lab uses behavioural interventions and techniques to modulate brain activity to induce effects on the human brain, that can be detected with multimodal MRI.  Additionally, her lab uses preclinical MRI to investigate the underlying cellular mechanisms of brain plasticity in rodents.


Prof. Emily S. Cross is a cognitive neuroscientist based jointly at the University of Glasgow’s Institute for Neuroscience and Psychology (Glasgow, Scotland) and Macquarie University’s Department of Cognitive Science (Sydney Australia). As the director of the Social Brain in Action Laboratory, she combines interactive learning paradigms and fMRI with dance, acrobatics and robots to explore how embodied experience and learning shape how we perceive and interact with others. Emily received undergraduate and graduate degrees in the USA, was a Fulbright Fellow in New Zealand, and completed postdoctoral training in the UK and Germany. Her work has been funded by a number of national and international organisations, including the European Research Council, National Institutes of Health, Economic and Social Research Council, Ministry of Defence, and Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.


Dr. Stan Floresco a Professor of Psychology at University of British Columbia and is a member of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. He earned his PhD in Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of British Columbia and did his postdoctoral training in the field of dopamine neurophysiology in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Floresco attended his first IBNS meeting in 2008 and has organized several symposium sessions since. Dr. Floresco’s research program investigates neural circuits and underlying neurochemistry that facilitate different forms of learning and cognition, and how dysfunction in these circuits relates to deficits observed in mental illness. His emphasis is on interactions between different brain regions within the mesocorticolimbic dopamine system that facilitate cognitive processes, such as behavioural flexibility, cost/benefit decision making and reward-related learning. Using psychopharmacological, neurochemical, electrophysiological and optogenetic techniques, his laboratory has identified novel roles for prefrontal-striatal, amygdalar and dopaminergic circuits in regulating cognitive flexibility and decision making. His research program has received the American Psychological Association award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology’s Efron award for Outstanding Basic Research. He currently serves as associate editor for Neuropsychopharmacology, Psychopharmacology, Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience and Brain Research, and is a fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.


Dr. Narayanan is the Juanita J. Bartlett professor of Neurology Research and Vice Chair for Basic and Translational Research in the Department of Neurology at the Carver College of Medicine in the University of Iowa. He also is an Associate Professor an Associate Director of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, and Associate Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Training Program.

He is originally from Seattle, Washington. He received BA from Stanford University and received an MD and PhD from Yale Medical School, where he also completed a residency in neurology. He came to the University of Iowa in 2012 to launch his lab studying the basic mechanisms of prefrontal dopamine. He leads a multidisciplinary clinic focused on Parkinson's disease.

He received the Donald B. Lindsley Prize for the best dissertation from the Society for Neuroscience, the S. Weir Mitchell Award for best residency research from the American Academy of Neurology, and the Jon Stolk Award for movement disorders research from the American Academy of Neurology.

Website: https://narayanan.lab.uiowa.edu/
Twitter Handle: @narayananlab



Elizabeth Tunbridge is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford. Her research uses information from psychiatric genomic studies to understand mechanisms of disease and to identify potential therapeutic targets. She uses a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to understand how individual genes function at the molecular, cellular and systems level, how these neural mechanisms relates to behaviours relevant to psychiatry, and how they might be manipulated to remediate the symptoms that patients experience.


Christian Keysers is full professor for Social Neuroscience at the University of Amsterdam and leads, together with Valeria Gazzola, the Social Brain Lab at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience. His work combines rodent and human work to understand social behavior and its disfunctions. Highlights of his work include the discovery of auditory mirror neurons in monkeys; the demonstration that humans recruit brain regions involved in their own actions, emotions and sensations while witnessing those of others and that these vicarious activations are reduced in psychopathy. More recently, his lab focuses on rodent models of emotional contagion to study the cellular basis of the mammalian sensitivity to the emotions of others. This lead to the discovery that the cingulate, central to human empathy, contains emotional mirror neurons in rats, and that deactivating this region reduces emotional contagion and harm aversion. His work was cited >30,000 times. He is an ERC laureate, member of the Academia Europaea, Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and authored of the award-winning book The Empathic Brain.



Hotel Reservations

Click here to see the hotel reservations we currently have available and to make your reservation.  Please note that the Hilton Doubletree is one of three hotels we have negotiated discounted rates for IBNS participants. Other hotels will be added as links to the discounted rates become available. 



Accepted Symposia

Updated January 7, 2022

The neural consequences of drug withdrawal on stress, affective, and cognitive behavior and implications for drug seeking
Chair:  Jayme McReynolds.  Co-Chair: Elizabeth West.
Speakers:  Elizabeth West, Matthew Hearing, Michael Saddoris, Jayme McReynolds

Early life experiences shape neural circuitry underlying affective behavior: Parsing the potential for risk or resilience
Chair:  Heidi Meyer.  Co-Chair: Nicole Ferrara.
Speakers:  Nicole Ferrara, Jee Hyun Kim, Gladys Shaw, Heidi Meyer

Ultrasonic Vocalizations: A Window Into the Rodent Brain?
Chair:  Jennifer Honeycutt. 
Speakers:  Jennifer Honeycutt, Elizabeth Berg, Eelke Snoeren, Markus Wöhr

Brains Circuits for Novelty and Familiarity
Chair:  Susana Mingote.  Co-Chair: Susanna Molas.
Speakers:  Sebastian Haesler, Mehran Ahmadlou, Susanna Molas, Rebecca Piskorowski

Behavioral Neuroscience of Zebrafish
Chair:  Allan Kalueff.  Co-Chair: Matthew Parker.
Speakers:  Allan Kalueff, Caroline Brennan, Matthew Parker, William Norton, Courtney Hillman (Discussion moderator), Nancy Alnassar (Discussion moderator)

The role of orexins in rodent behavioral endophenotypes of neuropsychiatric disorders: Examining anxiety, stress, cognition, and addiction with an emphasis on sex differences and translational opportunities
Chair:  Markus Fendt.  Co-Chair: Nadine Faesel.
Speakers:  Denis Burdakov, Nadine Faesel, Laura Grafe, Morgan H. James

Taking great pain: Identifying novel factors that influence pain behavior
Chair:  Katelyn Sadler.  Co-Chair: Sydney Trask.
Speakers:  Michael Burton, Jeffrey Mogil, Katelyn Sadler, Sydney Trask

Obsessive compulsive rodents? Advances and challenges in the use of preclinical models in OCD research
Chair:  Elizabeth Manning.  Co-Chair: Eric Burguiere.
Speakers:  Christiane Schreiweis, Amy Milton, Basijn van den Boom, Elizabeth E Manning

Neural control of sexual behavior
Chair:  Bertrand Lacoste.  Co-Chair: Eelke Snoeren.
Speakers:  Robert Meisel, Bertrand Lacoste, Jocelien Olivier, Eelke Snoeren

Recent advances in the implementation and interpretation of spontaneous object recognition memory testing
Chair:  Alexander Easton. 
Speakers:  Chantal Mathis, John Gigg, James Ainge, Edyta Balcerek

Behavioral Manifestations of Noradrenergic Dysfunction
Chair:  Barry Waterhouse.  Co-Chair: Jill McGaughy.
Speakers:  Jill McGaughy, David Weinshenker, Gary Aston-Jones, Haven Krynicki

Exploring the link between impulsivity and psychopathology
Chair:  Karly Turner.  Co-Chair: Jeffrey Dalley.
Speakers:  Catharine Winstanley, Hugh Garavan, Karen Ersche, Karly Turner

Understanding neuronal ensembles in relevant models of reward
Chair:  Ana-Clara Bobadilla.  Co-Chair: Veronique Deroche-Gamonet.
Speakers:  Ana-Clara Bobadilla, Eisuke Koya, Eric Augier, Johannes Felsenberg

The microbiota-gut-brain axis as a modulator of brain function and behavior
Chair:  Anthony Hannan. 
Speakers:  Valerie Taylor, Nathaniel Ritz, Rochellys Diaz Heijtz, Anthony Hannan

Neurocognitive control of adaptive behaviour: Evidence from the appetitive-aversive continuum
Chair:  Shauna Parkes.  Co-Chair: Nathan Marchant.
Speakers:  Mihaela Iordanova, Philip Jean-Richard-dit-Bressel, Shauna Parkes, Nathan Marchant

Sex differences in value-based decision making: progress toward a more representative model of the human condition
Chair:  Caitlin Orsini.  Co-Chair: Jennifer Bizon.
Speakers:  Caitlin Orsini, Nicola Grissom, Bita Moghaddam, Mojdeh Faraji

Impact of early life experience on neural plasticity, epigenetics, and behavior
Chair:  Catherine Pena.  Co-Chair: Kathleen Morrison.
Speakers:  Erica Glasper, Catherine Pena, Kathleen Morrison, Autumn Ivy

Examining the role of synaptic plasticity and neuronal excitability in the formation and retrieval of different types of memory
Chair:  Sheena Josselyn.  Co-Chair: Tina Kim.
Speakers:  Sheena Josselyn, Brian Wiltgen, Lu Chen, Christina Kim

Outlining individual vulnerability to addiction by means of animal studies
Chair:  Louise Adermark.  Co-Chair: Elisabet Jerlhag.
Speakers:  Vernon Garcia-Rivas, Ana Domi, Elisabet Jerlhag, David Lovinger

Cognitive deficits following traumatic brain injury and the impacts of pharmacological and cognitive rehabilitation strategies across age, sex, and injury severity
Chair:  Rachel Navarra.  Co-Chair: Ramesh Raghupathi.
Speakers:  Rachel Navarra, Taylor McCorkle, Corina Bondi, Jonathan Lifshitz

Ultrastructural analysis of memory processes
Chair:  Kasia Radwanska.  Co-Chair: K. Peter Giese.
Speakers:  Kristen Harris, Lidia Alonso-Nanclares, Kasia Radwanska, Karl Peter Giese

Not just a relay: Contributions of thalamic nuclei to cognition
Chair:  Hayley Fisher.  Co-Chair: Mathieu Wolff.
Speakers:  Brielle Ferguson, Sabine Kastner, Hayley Fisher, Mathieu Wolff

Crossing the Translational Valley: Measuring Neural Activity in the Behaving Rodent Brain
Chair:  Jonathan Brigman. 
Speakers:  Jayapriya Chandrasekaran, Nycole Copping, Jess Nithianantharajah, Jared Young

Transgenerational Consequences of Environmental Exposures
Chair:  Fair Vassoler. 
Speakers:  Thomas J. Gould, Fair Vassoler, Nickole Kanyuch, Chris Pierce

Neural Mechanisms Mediating Sex Differences in Motivation for Food Reward and Cocaine
Chair:  Jill B. Becker. 
Speakers:  Carrie R. Ferrario, Travis E. Brown, Caitlin Orsini, Jill B. Becker

Interactions between the molecular circadian clock and behavior
Chair:  Janine Kwapis.  Co-Chair: Snehajyoti Chatterjee.
Speakers:  Janine Kwapis, Snehajyoti Chatterjee, Satoshi Kida, Colleen McClung

Impact of chronic exposure to cannabis on brain development
Chair:  Susanne Schmid.  Co-Chair: Mohammed Sarikahya.
Speakers:  Miriam Melis, Jibran Khokhar, Carla Cannizzaro, Steven Laviolette

Behavioural and neurobiological basis of social affective cues in social choice.
Chair:  Alexis Faure. 
Speakers:  Pablo Chamero, Adam Hamed, Francesco Papaleo, Alexis Faure

Extrasynaptic Regulators of Drug Relapse:  Exploring the 3rd and 4th dimensions
Chair:  Peter Kalivas.  Co-Chair: Anna Kruyer.
Speakers:  Dimitri Rusakov, Anna Kruyer, Michelle Corkrum, Peter Kalivas

New insights into the neural circuits of threat avoidance behavior in rodents
Chair:  Maria Diehl.  Co-Chair: Anthony Burgos-Robles.
Speakers:  Maria Diehl, Anthony Burgos-Robles, Mario Penzo, Fabricio Do Monte


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Meeting Venue: Caledonian University 
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