Workshop on the Social Brain (Cambridge, April 2011)

Social_BrainThe MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (Cambridge, England) is organising a worshop on "The Social Brain: Evolution, development, psychopathology and future directions" (Scientific Organisers: Dr Dean Mobbs, Prof. Trevor Robbins, and Prof. Ian Goodyer) on the 12th and 13th April, 2011. Application Deadline: 15th January, 2011. The aim: The aim of this workshop is to provide audience members with state of the art coverage of social neuroscience and make translational and theoretical connections between human brainimaging, comparative research, and neuropsychiatric disorders. We aim to keep the workshop small and extremely interactive.

Faculty: Ernst Fehr, Chris Frith, Uta Frith, Nicky Clayton, Robin Dunbar, Molly Crockett, Ben Seymour, Matt Lieberman, Jason Mitchell, Nikolaus Steinbeis, Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Matthew Rushworth, John O'Doherty, Brian Knutson, Henrik Ehrsson, Tania Singer, Wako Yoshida, Nick Humphrey, Predrag Petrovic, Cindy Hagan, and Simon Baron-Cohen.

Abstract submission is now open (email abstracts to: A limited number of students, from PhD to Professor, will be accepted on the course. Acceptance will be confirmed after the 15th January deadline. Once the abstract is accepted, a registration form will be sent to successful students. Attendance is strictly by registration only and the cost of attending is £160 (which includes lunch and coffee for both days). The students submitting the best abstracts will be chosen to give a short talk (10 mins). Abstracts should be 1 page (below 300 words). Also, please indicate if you are not willing to give a small talk (this won't effect your acceptance on the course).

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