6th North Sea Laterality International Meeting 2018

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Event Date

22 Aug - 24 Aug 2018


Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, DD1 1HG


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Abertay University is delighted to host the 6th North Sea Laterality Meeting: the international meeting on lateralisation in brain and behaviour from Wednesday 22nd - Friday 24th August 2018. 

Following the successful meeting in Groningen in 2016, the main objective is to continue the multidisciplinary approach (covering humans and animals), with the exchange of recent developments in research on laterality and interhemispheric communication.  Our goal is to broaden the horizon of laterality research and produce new directions for the field by looking at this phenomenon from many different angles.

On the day before the conference (21st August) there will be a free workshop on Open Science and Measuring Laterality, facilitated by Mike Nicholls and Gina Grimshaw.

There will also be an optional trip on Saturday 25th August.

If you have any questions please get in touch with us: Northsea6@abertay.ac.uk



The North Sea Laterality meeting is the 6th in the series of International meetings on lateralisation in brain and behaviour. It offers an opportunity to engage with a variety of research and engage in exchange of recent developments in research on laterality and interhemispheric communication. To facilitate this exchange, it has a single session format, so that all participants can experience all aspects of the meeting.

The last meeting in Groningen had the aim of integration of different research fields spanning psychology, biology, neurobiology, genomics, ecology, and evolution. We intend to build on this, and so welcome contributions covering both animal and human work. Our goal is to help broaden the scope of laterality research, to share ideas and practice, and to provide a stimulating and relaxed atmosphere. We will address some important issues in the optional workshop, and so we welcome as many of you who can, to attend. As a response to feedback, we will attempt to allow even more discussion opportunities within the programme.

The meeting is organised by the Division of Psychology at Abertay, aided by External and Corporate Relations and supported by Dundee and Angus Convention Bureau.  We look forward to welcoming you to Scotland, and to visit Dundee where you will receive a warm Scottish Welcome. 


Indicative programme

This is an indicative programme, and is subject to change (mainly additional detail)

21 August (2-5pm)           Optional Workshop

22 August                        Registration (am) First Day (pm) and Civic Reception (pm)

23 August                         Full Day Conference, Drinks Reception       

24 August                         Full Day Conference, Conference Dinner (pm)

25 August (10.30am-5pm) Optional Trip ‘North Sea, Whisky & Castle’ St Andrews and the Kingdom of Fife. (More details of the tour coming soon).

View the full schedule

Registration and fees 

Delegate Rate £180.00

Student Rate £120

Registration deadline is Friday 27 July 2018.



We welcome both oral presentations and poster submissions. Deadline for submissions has been extended until Friday 6th July 2018.



Conference Venue – Abertay University

A warm welcome awaits you at Abertay University, which is conveniently located in Dundee city centre – just a 5-minute walk from the rail and bus stations, shops, bars and restaurants.

How to find us 

The university has modern and adaptable conference facilities, which are very close together, facilitating an excellent conference experience.

Book your accommodation

Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau  is working with the organising committee to manage accommodation bookings for the 6th North Sea Laterality International Meeting 2018.

A special allocation of accommodation, at preferential rates and terms, has been secured within close proximity to the conference venue, Abertay University.  To secure a room from the allocation especially arranged for delegates attending this event, all bookings should be made through this official accommodation website. 

To make your reservation, please click here.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dundee and Angus!


Book your FREE return airport transfers

Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau are delighted to provide FREE airport transfers for all delegates and accompanying friends and family.  We hope that you can take advantage of this free service whether you are flying in and connecting with the transfer on the same day OR arriving early to spend some time in Scotland before meeting the transfer at the Airport and making your trip to Dundee.

Please CLICK HERE to view all transfers before booking your seat.

For all arrival transfers you will be met by a chaperone at the airport and details of the meeting point will be sent to you nearer the time via email.

For all return transfers you will be notified of a single departure point when booking your transfer.

When booking your flights and then selecting a transfer, please allow sufficient time to meet your coach transfer when disembarking from your flight.

We accept no responsibility for missed transfers.

To book your seats, please click here.


How to Get to Dundee

Find out how to get here via rail, road and air including travel throughout the city and surrounding area.


Discounted flight offer

Loganair is offering up to 30% off flights to delegates travelling between London Stansted and Dundee for this conference. 

Please book at Loganair.co.uk before 26 August 2018, quoting promotional code ‘NORTHSEA’ at the time of booking, for travel between 18thto 26th August 2018. 

Please click here to book.


Extend your stay

Why not take time to explore Dundee and Angus, you will be amazed at the experiences you will discover!


5 reasons to extend your stay:

1.       Step into history, by visiting Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic Ship, RRS Discovery.

2.       Venture onto the tranquil paths of the Angus Glens, the gateway to Britain’s largest natural haven – the Cairngorms Natural Park.

3.       Tread on the links at Carnoustie’s world-class course, where many golfing greats have achieved glory.

4.       Experience a night out at one of our many restaurants or take in a show at the Dundee Rep or DCA in Dundee’s cultural quarter.

5.       Visit Glamis Castle, legendary inspiration for Shakespeare’s Macbeth and childhood home of the Queen Mother.



Email: Northsea6@abertay.ac.uk or Lynn Wright: l.wright@abertay.ac.uk or Scott Hardie: s.hardie@abertay.ac.uk



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Event details

Event Date

22 Aug - 24 Aug 2018


Abertay University


Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, DD1 1HG
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