Values and Empathy across Social Barriers: A Neurocognitive Approach to Fairness (Barcelona Conference)

Venue: CosmoCaixa

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Event Date/Time: Nov 21, 2008 End Date/Time: Nov 22, 2008
Registration Date: Nov 22, 2008
Early Registration Date: Sep 20, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 20, 2008
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What makes suicide bombers capable of sacrificing themselves for a belief? Why do members of one race believe they are superior to another? How do subliminal messages affect the outcome of political polling?

Using the tools of neuroscience and social science, researchers have learned a great deal about the brain's role in human behavior and interactions.

This November, international scientific leaders and young investigators will convene for the first Barcelona Social Brain Conference, an exciting two-day event featuring talks, poster presentations, and a public lecture on the interdisciplinary field of social neuroscience. Through a neuroscientific lens, participants will examine the human qualities of empathy, sacred values, and cooperation, and focus on the ways in which what they learn can be used to understand human conflicts.

Session I: From animosity to empathy: neuroimaging studies on the building blocks of fairness

Session II: Genetic markers for good and bad cooperators. A biological approach to fairness in economic exchanges

Session III: Sacred Values: Anthropological perspectives on fairness in social conflicts


Carrer de Teodor Roviralta 47-51

Additional Information

Register by Sept 20, 2008 for early bird pricing: $117/€80 - Student, Postdoc, Fellow $190/€130 - General Admission Regular pricing after Sept 20, 2008 $235/€160 - Student, Postdoc, Fellow $365/€250 - General Admission On-site Pricing $290/€200 - Student, Postdoc, Fellow $440/€300 - General Admission