Emotion, Memory & the Mind

7-8 July | Old Ship Hotel, Brighton

The Human Mind Project teamed up with the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science at the University of Sussex to present this exciting workshop exploring the human experience of emotion and memory.

What we remember, and how we remember it, constitutes the texture of human life. Just as emotions shape our sense of things, including ourselves and other people, so memories shape the sense of who we are and what we have become throughout history.

How do memory and emotions shaped lived experience and identity? Are current approaches across the mind and brain sciences adequate for the task of explaining the complex nature of feelings, sensations, memory and identity? Can we study memory and emotion in other species, are there collective memories, and have our emotional lives changed over time?


Nicola Clayton and Clive Wilkins (Cambridge), Giovanna Colombetti (Exeter), Thomas Dixon (Queen Mary University of London), Claire Langhamer (Sussex), Catherine Loveday (Westminster) and Nick Payne (Playwright).

Introductory and closing from remarks from Anil Seth (Sussex) and Colin Blakemore (London). Chaired by Mattia Gallotti (London).

Nichola Clayton & Clive Wilkins

Catherine Loveday

Nick Payne & Anil Seth

Programme & Organisation

Emotion, Memory & the Mind is organized by the team of The Human Mind Project, in collaboration with the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science. An inclusive hub for the facilitation of interdisciplinary dialogue and enquiry, The Human Mind Project aims to define the major intellectual challenges facing research on the human mind.