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.”
Key speakers include:
- Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
- Paul W. Burgess
- Anders M. Fjell & Kristine B. Walhovd
- Chris Frith
- Martin Brüne
- C. Neil Macrae
- Michael R. Trimble
- Essi Viding
- Torkel Klingberg
- Uta Frith
- Francesca Happé
- Christopher M. Kipps
- Morten Kringelbach
- Simone G. Shamay-Tsoory
- Shihui Han
- Maria Råstam
- Lucia W. Braga
Check back for more on this theme when the dates approach!