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Summer School on “Social Cognition: From interactions to intersubjectivity”

An Interdisciplinary Summer School in Aegina, Greece, 26th June - 2nd July 2016

Invitation for applications from PhD students, post-doc and young researchers to attend the Summer School on “Social Cognition: From interactions to intersubjectivity”.

Organized by Ophelia Deroy (Centre for the Study of the Senses & Institute of Philosophy, UoL, UK) and  Manos Tsakiris (RHUL), and this year benefits from the additional sponsorship of the Berlin School of Mind and Brain.

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The Summer School will take place in the Island of Aegina, Greece (approximately 1 hour by boat from Piraeus, the port of Athens), at the wonderful location of the historic Hotel Apollo (http://www.apollohotelaegina.gr/en ), from June 26th –July 2nd  2016.

This Summer School builds upon the success of the previous summer schools on “Embodied Intersubjectivity” (2013), “Shared Experiences” (2014) and “The Social self” (2015).

At this year’s summer school, we would like to examine how facts about our bodies and the physical ways we interact with one another shape social cognition, defined as the capacity to understand and engage in intentional relations with others. The programme will give us a chance to review the latest research on social cognition carried on in different fields, from developmental psychology, social and affective neuroscience, clinical psychology, experimental psychology, psychophysiology and philosophy. 

To deliver the state-of-the-art research in these fields, we have invited leading researchers from the fields of experimental, developmental and social psychology, cognitive and social neuroscience, primatology and philosophy. Confirmed speakers (in alphabetical order) include:

  • David Amodio (NYU, USA)
  • Bahador Bahrami (UCL, UK)
  • Stephen Butterfill (Warwick, UK)
  • Marcel Brass (Ghent, Belgium)
  • Ophelia Deroy (Centre for the Study of the Senses, University of London, UK)
  • Isabel Dziobek  (School of Mind and Brain Berlin, Germany)
  • Katerina Fotopoulou (UCL, UK)
  • Sarah Garfinkel (Sussex, UK)
  • Günther Knoblich (CEU, Hungary)
  • Elisabeth Pacherie (CNRS, France)
  • Philippe Rochat (Emory, USA)
  • Leo Schilbach (Max Plank, Munich, Germany)
  • Natalie Sebanz (CEU, Hungary)
  • Barry Smith (Institute of Philosophy, University of London, UK)
  • Manos Tsakiris (Royal Holloway, UK)

Further information and the application form (see also attached) can be found here:


For queries please contact IP@sas.ac.uk  

Completed applications should be emailed to IP@sas.ac.uk

Deadline for Applications: Monday 29th February 2016, 5pm GMT