After the cancellation of the EMHFC 2020 in Bochum, it is now time to meet, to discuss and to make good for all the things which could not take place last year. We are looking forward to realize lively discussions during different symposia, two poster sessions, two excellent keynote talks, coffee breaks in a more private format, a social event and a new meet-the-expert session over the course of three very inspiring days.


This is the first digital version of the EMHFC. Every now and then, there will certainly be some minor technical problems, but hey, that’s life, we will try to solve them. We will partner with a professional digital conference platform taking care of technical problems and allowing us to have fun together! As soon as everything is settled, we will give you more information regarding the conference platform.

Below, you can find the preliminary program overview. We hope that at least some slots are also attractive for researchers coming from very different time zones.

Don’t miss the EMHFC@home! Please register and submit your abstract in time!


Preliminary program

Monday, May 17th, 2021 (times given in Central European Summer Time)

9:00-10:30 Welcome + SYMPOSIUM 1
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 SYMPOSIUM 2
12:30-13:30 Social event
13:30-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-16:00 SYMPOSIUM 3
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-18:00 Keynote Rebecca Shansky (+ panel discussion)


Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 (times given in Central European Summer Time)

9:00-10:30 SYMPOSIUM 4
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 SYMPOSIUM 5
12:30-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-15:30 POSTER SESSION I
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:30 Keynote Stefan Hofmann (+ panel discussion)
17:30-18:30 Meet-the-expert


Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 (times given in Central European Summer Time)

10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-12:30 SYMPOSIUM 6 + panel discussion + goodbye



For questions regarding the EMHFC@home, please contact christian.j.merz@rub.de.



The EMHFC@home receives additional funding by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation, project number 316803389) within the Collaborative Research Center (SFB 1280) “Extinction Learning”, a grant for international scientific events (ME 3831/6-1) and sponsoring from Brain Products and MES Forschungssysteme for the poster prizes.