Aegina Summer School 2017 – The Social Brain : embodiment and culture

Call for Applications (Deadline: 27 Feb.!):

We invite applications from PhD students, post-doc and early-career researchers to attend the Summer School on “The Social Brain : embodiment and culture “jointly organized by the Institute of Philosophy &  the Warburg Institute at the University of London, Royal Holloway, and the Berlin School of Mind and Brain.

The Summer School will take place in the Island of Aegina, Greece (approximately 1 hour by boat from Piraeus, the port of Athens), at the wonderful location of the historic Hotel Apollo (, from June 25th  –July 1st 2017.


At this year’s summer school, we would like to examine how biological and cultural factors interact (or not) to shape social cognition, defined as the capacity to understand and engage in intentional relations with others. The programme will give us a chance to review the latest research on social cognition carried on in different fields, from developmental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, clinical psychology, primatology, anthropology and philosophy.

Confirmed Speakers:

Bahador Bahrami (UCL, UK)
Tim Bayne (Monash University, Australia)
Axel Cleeremans (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
Gergely Csibra (CEU, Hungary)
Ophelia Deroy (LMU, Munich & Institute of Philosophy, London)
Beatrice de Gelder (University of Maastricht, Netherlands)
Isabel Dziobek (School of Mind and Brain Berlin, Germany)
David Freedberg (Warburg Institute, UK & Columbia University, USA)
Sarah Garfinkel (Sussex, UK)
Julie Grezes (Ecole Normale Superieure, France)
Katerina Fotopoulou (UCL, UK)
Karin Roelofs (Radboud University, Netherlands)
Leo Schilbach (Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry (Munich, Germany)
Katie Slocombe (University of York, UK)
Barry Smith (Institute of Philosophy, University of London, UK)
Dan Sperber (CEU, Budapest – Institut Nicod, Paris)
Manos Tsakiris (Royal Holloway & The Warburg Institute, UK)


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