6th North Sea Laterality International Meeting 2018

Event detail

Event Date

22 Aug - 24 Aug 2018


Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, DD1 1HG




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.

We welcome both oral presentations and poster submissions.

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)

21st August (2-5pm)           Optional Workshop

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

23rd August                         Full Day Conference, Drinks Reception       

24th August                         Full Day Conference, Conference Dinner (pm)

25th August (10.30 to 17:00) Optional Trip ‘North Sea, Whisky & Castle’ St Andrews and the Kingdom of Fife.


Travel & Accommodation

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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