IMC Bootcamp on Stress

2016.08.16 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

Date Tue 30 Aug
Time 09:15 16:00
Location IMC Meeting Room, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1483-312, 8000 Aarhus C

Registration is closed!

Why did stress evolve, and how is stress relevant in a modern social context? What are the essential questions about stress, and which methods are best used to answer them? This workshop brings together leading researchers, including Prof. Joe Herbert from the University of Cambridge and Prof. Victor Carrion from Stanford University, to give their perspective on this interdisciplinary research topic.

Registration: This event is free to attend and open to all, but we kindly ask people to register here so we have an idea of numbers.

IMC bootcamps are full-day interactive workshop on a hot topic. This month we are exploring all things related to ‘stress’. We will have a group of researchers presenting various methodological approaches to the topic in the morning, and this is concluded with an open discussion in the afternoon about how we can meaningfully investigate this topic "in interaction", and what the theoretical implications are.

The topic will be introduced by Dr Djuke Veldhuis and Dr Karen Johanne Pallesen. Stress is central to the human condition. The popular perception is that stress does more bad than good. In reality, the biological role of the stress response with regard to the individual, is not to support those individuals who are not fit enough to adequately react to stressors, but rather to equip individuals with a degree of physiological and behavioural flexibility so that they may meet the challenges posed by a variable environment. Hence, the stress response provides the perfect interface through which to study human behaviour. The bootcamp will give a broad survey of the field, and discuss appropriate methods for studying stress in a variety of fields, from neuroscience and anthropology to endocrinology and psychology to name but a few. This will open up for a discussion of novel applications of methods and concepts from stress research in IMC projects. 


9.15 Dr Karen Johanne Pallesen, Aarhus University Hospital: Stress, too complex to be true?

9.50 Dr Dan Mønster, Aarhus University: Physiological measures of arousal in teams performing a team task. (Including showcasing of new field technology)

10.20 Coffee break

10.30 Dr Djuke Veldhuis, AIAS, Aarhus University: The trials and tribulations of measuring stress and anxiety in the field

11.00 Prof. Joseph Herbert, Cambridge Neuroscience: All about stress - ­relationships with major depression

12.00 Lunch (complimentary)

13.00 Prof. Victor Carrion, Stanford University: Stress from a developmental psychiatry perspective

14.00 Anders Prior, Aarhus University: How the perception of stress is related to morbidity and mortality

14.30 General Discussion: The interactive perspective (with afternoon tea/coffee & snacks)

16.00 End

Program with abstracts (print) here

Registration is closed!

Contact: Djuke Veldhuis

Katrin Heimann