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The 39th Minnesota Symposium on Child Psychology:

Development of the Social Brain

October 23-24, 2015, Cowles Auditorium
Hubert Humphrey Center
Organizers: Jed Elison and Maria Sera

Program Information

Friday, October 23, 2015

8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast
Jed Elison: Welcome, Rationale & Overview
9:20-10:10 Andrew Whiten (University of St. Andrews)
The Social Brain in Primate and Human Evolution and Development
10:10-10:25 Questions/discussion
10:30-10:55 Coffee Break
11:00-11:50 Regina M. Sullivan (New York University)
Rodent Models of the Developing Social Brain
11:50-12:05 Questions/discussion
12:10-1:40 Lunch
1:45-2:35 Asif Ghazanfar (Princeton)
The Evolution and Development of Vocal Cooperation and Acoustics
2:35-2:50 Questions/discussion
2:55-3:20 Afternoon Break
3:25-4:30 Panel Response/Discussion
Melissa Koenig, Institute of Child Development, UMN
Suma Jacob, Dept. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UMN
Alan Love, Dept. of Philosophy, UMN
Michael Wilson, Dept. of Anthropology, UMN
4:30-5:00 Questions/discussion
5:00-6:00 Wine reception (Humphrey Atrium)

Saturday, October 24, 2015

8:45-9:25 Continental Breakfast
9:30-10:20 Ian Apperly (University of Birmingham)
Understanding Mindreading in Adults Should Make Us Re-think Traditional Approaches to the Development of Social Cognition
10:20-10:35 Questions/discussion
10:40-11:00 Coffee Break
11:05-11:55 Tobias Grossman (University of Virginia)
The Developmental Origins of Social Brain Function in Infancy
11:55-12:10 Questions/discussion
12:15-1:45 Lunch
1:45-2:35 Jason M. Cowell / Jean Decety (University of Chicago)
The Developmental Neuroscience of Morality
2:35-2:50 Questions/discussion
2:50-3:10 Afternoon Break
3:15-4:05 Ralph Adolphs (California Institute of Technology)
Does the Social Brain Exist?
4:05-4:20 Questions/discussion
4:20-4:30 Jed Elison (Institute of Child Development)
Summary and Closing Remarks


See information about previous Minnesota Symposiums.

All lectures are free and open to the public!

No CE credits are given for these events

RSVP to Delores Mordorski: 612-624-0317