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The 40th Minnesota Symposium on Child Psychology:

Human Communication: Origins, Mechanisms and Functions

October 19-20, 2017 Cowles Auditorium
Hubert Humphrey Center
Organizers: Maria Sera and Melissa Koenig

Draft Program Schedule (times subject to change)

Thursday, October 19, 2017: Origins: Ontogenetic (part 1) and Phylogenetic

8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:15 OPENING REMARKS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Melissa Koenig: Welcome, rationale and overview
9:20-10:10 Athena Vouloumanos (NYU)
TBA
10:10-10:25 Questions
10:30-10:50 Coffee Break
10:55-11:45 Amanda Woodward (University of Chicago)
Infant’s social learning is shaped by their social environments
11:45-12:00 Questions
12:00-1:40 Lunch
1:45-2:35 Catherine Hobaiter (University of St. Andrews)
TBA
2:35-2:50 Questions
2:50-3:10 Afternoon Break
3:15-4:05 Ann Senghas (Barnard College, Columbia University)
TBA
4:05-4:20 Questions
4:20-5:00 Panel Discussion with Day 1 Speakers
5:00-6:00 Wine reception (Humphrey Atrium)

Friday, October 20, 2017: Ontogenetic Origins (part 2) and Functions

9:15-10:05 Judit Gervain (Descartes University, Paris)
The plasticity of newborn speech perception: The role of prenatal experience
10:05-10:20 Questions
10:20-10:40 Coffee Break
10:45-11:35 Patricia Kuhl (University of Washington)
TBA
11:35-11:50 Questions
11:55-1:25 Lunch
1:30-2:20 Gary Lupyan (University of Wisconsin)
TBA
2:20-2:35 Questions
2:35-2:55 Afternoon Break
3:00-3:50 David Barner (UCSD)
Symbolic Systems as Explanations of Perception
3:50-4:05 Questions
4:05-4:45 Panel Discussion with Day 2 Speakers
4:45-5:00 Maria Sera (Institute of Child Development)
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: mordo001@umn.edu 612-624-0317

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!