The Oslo Virtual Laterality Colloquium

Following the overwhelmingly positive reception and experience with the virtual North Sea laterality meeting in August 2020, we would like to announce a monthly virtual laterality colloquium.

Throughout spring 2021, the last Friday of every month between 10.00 and 11.00 am (CET/CEST, i.e. Oslo time), we will host a scientific presentation on current research topics in laterality. Reflecting the broadness of the field, the presentations will cover research on human and non-human species, including behavioural, neuroimaging, and genetic studies, as well as theoretical considerations. The presenters were selected in close collaboration with Markus Hausmann, University of Durham, UK, and the chosen topics relate to publications and preprints from the years 2020 and 2021. 

Each colloquium will consist of a ca. 30 minute presentation and allow for interesting discussions afterwards. A link to the Zoom meeting will be shared each month via our mailing list. Attendance is free of charge.

So please note that the last Friday of the month is Laterality Friday, and reserve the dates (listed below)! If you would like to attend the colloquium or should you have any questions please contact René Westerhausen.


At each date the presentations will take place between 10.00 and 11.00 CET/CEST via Zoom.





Marietta Papadatou-Pastou, University of Athens, Greece

Making sense of the handedness literature using meta-analysis: The saga continues


Loïc Labache, Université de Bordeaux, France

Typical and atypical language brain organization based on intrinsic connectivity and multitask functional asymmetries


Adam  J. Parker, University of Oxford, UK

Assessing the reliability of an online behavioural laterality battery


Øystein Sørensen, University of Oslo, Norway

From observed laterality to latent hemispheric differences: revisiting the inference problem


Coralie Debracque & Thibaud Gruber, University of Geneva, Switzerland 

Brain activation lateralization in monkeys (Papio Anubis) following asymmetric motor and auditory stimulations through functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy


Elisa Frasnelli, University of Lincoln, UK

Visuomotor biases in bees

Published Jan. 7, 2021 9:44 AM - Last modified Jan. 8, 2021 3:48 PM