European Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience

2nd European Workshop on Social Neuroscience 

This Workshop on Social Neuroscience took take place on 15-18 November 2011 in Gent, Belgium.

Participants also attended the symposium on the social brain on Monday 14 November 2011 in Brussels.          

The workshop, lunch and 4-nights accommodation are covered for participants belonging to member states of ESCON2 (European Social Cognition Network – Austria – Belgium - Cyprus - Czech Republic – Denmark – Finland – Germany – Ireland – Lithuania – Netherlands – Norway – Poland – Portugal – Sweden – Switzerland - United Kingdom). This is financed by ESCON2 and ESF.

Program and Speakers

This intensive 4-days workshop provided participants with an introduction to social neuroscience. Invited lecturers will give an overview of the current state of theory and research findings in EEG and fMRI research on social cognition. The workshop was in the form of lectures and demonstrations, with ample time for question-answer sessions.

Speakers are (click on the link for a copy of their presentation):

  • David Amodio
  • Marcel Brass
  • Arnaud d'Argembeau
  • Nathan Emery
  • Jens Krause
  • David Perret
  • Dana Samson
  • Rebecca Saxe
  • Frank Van Overwalle

Applications were accepted from pre-doc and post-doc students:

  • who have already experience on social neuroscience research but want to learn more about it
  • who are about to / plan to begin social neuroscience research

Program:

TimeTuesday 15 NovWednesday 16 NovThursday 17 NovFriday 18 Nov
 
08:00-08:30BreakfastBreakfastBreakfastBreakfast
08:30-10:30The social brain - an introduction
(Van Overwalle)
Social groups and Social neuroscience
(David Amodio)
The neuroscience of social perception
(David Perret)
Social Neuroscience: Insights from patients with brain-damage
(Dana Samson)
10:30-11:00Coffee breakCoffee breakCoffee breakCoffee break
11:00-13:00The neuroscience of social beliefs and Morality
(Rebecca Saxe)
Social groups and Social neuroscience
(David Amodio)
The neuroscience of social perception
(David Perret)
The social neuroscience of self-knowledge
(Arnaud d'Argembeau)
13:00-14:30LunchLunchLunchLunch
14:30-16:30The neuroscience of social beliefs and morality
(Rebecca Saxe)
Animal intelligence and the evolution of cognition
(Nathan Emery)
The neuroscience of imitation and intentionality
(Marcel Brass)
Question time with teachers of the day - Final thoughts
16:30-17:00Coffee breakCoffee breakCoffee breakDrink
17:00-18:00Question time with teachers of the dayQuestion time with teachers of the dayQuestion time with teachers of the dayDeparture

Application

* CLOSED *

Applications are accepted from pre-doc and post-doc students who are to begin / have already experience on social neuroscience research. Use this application form to submit a request to participate at the Workshop. You will be informed one week after the deadline whether you are accepted or not.

How to get there?

•  From the railway station at the Brussels airport:

Take the train to Brussels (North, Central or Midi ) – 20 minutes

•  From the railway station in Brussels :

Take a train to Ghent (direction Oostende, Knokke or BlankenBerghe) - 30 minutes from Brussels Midi
Do NOT take the regional train that mentions AALST/ALOST because that is a stop train that makes your journey much longer.

Organizing committee

Van Overwalle, Frank (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Brass, Marcell (Universiteit Gent)
Samson, Dana (Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve)
Arnaud D'Argembeau (University of Liège)

Contact:

Frank.VanOverwalle@vub.ac.be
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Department of Psychology
Pleinlaan 2
B - 1050 Brussel
Belgium
phone : + 32-2-629 25 18
fax : + 32-2-629 24 89