From: "Namy, Laura" <lnamy@EMORY.EDU>
Date: September 10, 2009 2:05:59 PM GMT-04:00
Subject: [COGDEVSOC] Emory Conference on Brain, Mind, and Culture
Reply-To: "Namy, Laura" <lnamy@EMORY.EDU>
In honor of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and the
150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species,
the Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture is hosting a conference on
The Evolution of Brain, Mind, and Culture on November 12-13, 2009.
This conference is free and open to the public. Information about
accommodations near Emory University are available on the CMBC
website at http://cmbc.emory.edu/ <http://cmbc.emory.edu/> .
The Evolution of Brain, Mind and Culture
Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture
November 12-13, 2009
at the third floor Reception Hall of the Michael C. Carlos Museum
(for more information see http://cmbc.emory.edu/ <http://cmbc.emory.edu/
Thursday, November 12
1:00 Session 1: Keynote Address
Matt Ridley "Darwin in Genes and Culture"
2:45 Session 2: Brain Evolution
Jim Rilling (Anthropology, Emory University)
"Comparative Higher Primate Neuroimaging: Insights into the
of Human Brain and Mind"
Richard Passingham (Psychology, University of Oxford)
"How to Turn a Chimpanzee into a Person"
Todd Preuss (Yerkes Primate Center, Emory University)
"The Human Brain: Rewired and Running Hot"
Friday, November 13
9:00 Session 3: The Evolution of Mind
Melvin Konner (Anthropology, Emory University)
"Childhood Evolving: The Role of Development in the
Evolution of Mind"
Pascal Boyer (Psychology and Anthropology, Washington University)
"What is Memory for?"
Debra Lieberman (Psychology, University of Miami)
"It's All Relative: The Evolution of Psychological Mechanisms
Governing Kin Detection, Incest Avoidance, and Altruism"
1:30 Session 4: The Evolution of Culture
Frans de Waal (Psychology, Emory University)
"Prosocial Primates: Empathy, Fairness, and Cooperation"
Sally McBrearty (Anthropology, University of Connecticut)
"Behavioral Change at the Origin of Homo sapiens"
Joe Henrich (Psychology and Economics, University of British
"On the origins of a cultural species: How social learning
4:45 Session 5: Final Discussion
Keynoter's Observations: Matt Ridley
6:30 -9:30 Reception at the Great Hearth of the Emory Conference
This conference is occurring in coordination with the premier of a
new play, entitled "Hominid," by Ken Weitzman at Theater Emory (co-
produced with Out of Hand Theater), based on Frans de Waal's
Chimpanzee Politics (http://theater.emory.edu/Theater-Emory/09-Hominid.php
<http://theater.emory.edu/Theater-Emory/09-Hominid.php> ) as well
as with an exhibition, entitled "Origin," at the Schatten Gallery of
the Robert W. Woodruff Library.
This conference is funded by a grant from the Emory University
Subvention Fund, along with support from the Emory Cognition
Project, the Department of Psychology, and the Department of
Anthropology of Emory University.
Laura L. Namy
Associate Professor of Psychology
Associate Director, Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture
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