Neuropsychology Conference

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This years theme is
The Social Brain: Development and Dysfunction
and here is what the official web site writes about it:

“The new field of social cognitive neuroscience is increasingly relevant and  important for neuropsychology.

Perception of emotional expressions and feelings, understanding of  intentions, actions, thoughts and emotions in both self and others, perception of social signals, the link between emotion and reason, empathy, morality, emotional and social skills, and the relations between social cognition and executive functions of the brain are some of the topics to be  highlighted.

Methods and concepts initially used in autism and neuroimaging research are now being adapted to and used in patient studies. We want to focus on this exciting development in neuropsychology, and we have invited prominent  speakers on both basic research in social cognition and neuroscience and their applications to clinical patient groups.

Among the topics are: Development of the social brain. The social brain and emotions, music and belief. Social cognition in specific disorders such as ADHD, autism, frontal lobe lesions, frontotemporal dementia, psychopathy, schizofrenia. Rehabilitation. Neuroimaging of the developing brain.

We welcome contributions (posters and free oral presentations) from participants in all fields of child and adult neuropsychology, and we particularly invite proposals for symposia on aspects of the social brain.”

(http://www.neuropsychology2010.com)

Key speakers include:

Check back for more on this theme when the dates approach!

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About Sif S. Stewart-Ferrer

Passion for knowledge - especially the philosophy of natural science. BA in Philosophy from the University of Southern Denmark. Masters Student in Anthropology at Aarhus University, Denmark. Involvements include the Initiative for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP) in the Living Technology branch, being an Honors Student at Center for Fundamental Living Technology (FLinT, www.flint.sdu.dk) and being part of the 2010 Team:SDU-Denmark in the international MIT competition in synthetic biology known by the name of iGEM (www.igem.org). Interests include philosophy (the philosophy of science and environmental ethics), mycology, martial arts (wing chun and aikido), anthropology (anthropocene, Nepal), computer games and outdoor life.
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