||From the 7th until the 10th of May, 2014, I attended the 2nd European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (ESCAN) Conference in Dortmund. The conference focused on human studies relevant to affect, behavior and cognition. Attending the ESCAN conference has given me great insights into topics relevant for my work, from empathy-related processes in humans and other animals, to studies focusing on electroencephalography (EEG), to new ideas and solutions for my ongoing research. I could benefit from the symposia, the plenary lectures and the poster sessions, and equally important, I could profit from the coffee and lunch breaks to expand my scientific network. I have thus met numerous researchers from Germany and from abroad who have contributed to the development of ideas for my thesis work as well as expanded the possibilities for future collaborations.