CFP: The Neural Bases of Social Cognition

Submission deadline: November 1, 2013

Conference date(s):
November 21, 2013 - November 22, 2013

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Conference Venue:

Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos - Unisinos
São Leopoldo, Brazil

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Call for papers: The deadline for submission is November 1, 2013. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words and can be submitted in English, Portuguese or Spanish. Submission should be done by e-mail to [email protected] Topics should be related to Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Sciences. The talks will take place on November 22, at 16h, and should not exceed 20 min. Notification of acceptance in November 4, 2013. For more information: www.socialbrainsgroup.wix.com/socialbrains.

Registrations for the workshop:

http://www.unisinos.br/eventos/bases-neurais-da-cognicao-social-ex121004/21008

Organizing committee: Dirson João Stein ● Ricardo Augusto Perera ● Sofia Inês Albornoz Stein


Venue:
Sala Conecta 
Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos – UNISINOS
Campus São Leopoldo - Av. Unisinos, 950 - Bairro Cristo Rei
São Leopoldo – RS - (51) 3590 8114

Description:

The Workshop The Neural Bases of Social Cognition innovates by bringing together researchers from complementary areas of the Humanities and Neuroscience, in an effort to unify discourses that can provide a better understanding of crucial issues to current sciences. Some important questions will be addressed, such as, the question of which would be the neural bases of empathy, that underlies our moral social behaviors, or which would be the neural bases of our cognitive and semantic abilities, that engender social organization and that allow the understanding of individual roles in society.

Objectives:

The Workshop provides the participants a broad overview of how Philosophy can be integrated to Neurosciences. It offers also a forum for discussion of academic researches carried out by different groups, from Brazil and Argentina and allows the presentation and discussion of philosophical theories in the light of empirical results of researches in Neurosciences. The multidisciplinary dialogue envisions researches that will be developed in the Laboratory of Experimental Philosophy and Cognition Study at UNISINOS and will contribute to reconcile the advances of the empirical sciences with the traditional philosophical theories, investigating the relationship between mind, brain and human social behavior.

Workshop Program:

Thursday, November 21, 2013

9:30 AM – Opening Remarks

10:00 AM – Talks

Topic: Meaning in Social Context

Speakers: Social-Brains Research Group members

Research Group at Philosophy UNISINOS – Programa de Pós-graduação em Filosofia – UNISINOS – São Leopoldo – RS – Brazil.

11:30 AM - Debate

12:30 PM – Lunch

1:30 PM – Lecture:

Topic: Neurônios-espelho e a Teoria da Mente

Speaker: Ms. Adolfo Rodrigues Reis

Neuroscience PhD student – Programa de Pós-graduação em Neurociências – UFRGS – Porto Alegre – RS – Brazil.

2:30 PM – Debate

3:30 PM – Coffee Break

4:00 PM – Lecture:

Topic: Perceptual Phenomenology

Speaker: Sofia inês Albornoz Stein, PhD

PhD in Philosophy – Professor at Programa de Pós-graduação em Filosofia – UNISINOS – São Leopoldo – RS - Brazil.

5:00 PM – Debate

6:00 PM - Break

7:30 PM – Mini-course:

Topic: Las Bases Neurales de la Cognición Social

Speaker: Augustín Ibáñez, PhD

PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, Director of Laboratorio de Psicologia Experimental y Neurociencias - LPEN – del Instituto de Neurologia Cognitiva - INECO – Buenos Aires - Argentina.

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Debate

Friday, November 22, 2013

10:00 AM – Talks

Topic: Social Cognition and Emotional Processing

Speakers: Chiron Research Group members

Research Group at Philosophy UNISINOS – Programa de Pós-graduação em Filosofia – UNISINOS – São Leopoldo – RS – Brazil.

11:30 AM – Debate

12:30 PM – Lunch

1:30 PM - Conference:

Topic: Empathy and Social Cognition

Speaker: Adriano Naves de Brito, PhD

PhD in Philosophy - Professor at Programa de Pós-graduação em Filosofia – UNISINOS – São Leopoldo – RS – Brazil.

2:30 PM – Debate

3:30 PM - Coffee Break

4:00 PM – Talks

Talks of selected papers submitted by students and other scholars.

5:30 PM – Debate

6:30 PM – Break

7:30 PM – Mini-course:

Topic: Las Bases Neurales de la Cognición Social

Speaker: Augustín Ibáñez, PhD

PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, Director of Laboratorio de Psicologia Experimental y Neurociencias - LPEN – del Instituto de Neurologia Cognitiva - INECO – Buenos Aires - Argentina.

8:45 PM – Debate

9:45 PM – 10:00 PM – Closing Remarks

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