Workshop on Biology of Social Cognition
Workshop on Biology of Social Cognition40.9034315 -73.4598432
DescriptionThe annual Biology of Social Cognition summer school will take place this year from July 14-20. This is a great forum for students, postdocs, and faculty who want to learn more about the emerging field of social neuroscience.
Course frequencyEvery summer
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The past few years have seen remarkable advances in our knowledge of the genetic, molecular, and neural factors that contribute to social behavior. At the same time, sophisticated analytical and theoretical approaches have helped to make sense of the data. This week-long workshop aims to provide a comprehensive overview of these topics. Whilst the emphasis will be on social cognition in humans, there will also be study days dedicated to state-of-the-art presentations on comparative approaches and evolutionary models. Finally, all themes will be related to the clinical consequences of dysfunctional social cognition, and the role of translational research. The course will include introductory seminars on key themes, offered every morning. There will be afternoons devoted largely to practical sessions that provide hands-on experiments in consultation with seminar leaders, rounded off by after-supper keynote lectures by leading scientists that reflect cutting-edge and future views related to our theme for that day.