Contribution of Mirroring Processes to Human Mindreading

La Contribution des Processus de Résonance à la Cognition Sociale

International Workshop, December 8-11, 2005
Château de Maffliers, France



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Preliminary Program

Thursday, December 8

14:45-15:15 Welcome and introduction
15:15-17:00 G. Rizzolatti (University of Parma) or V. Gallese (University of Parma) on What is known of MNs in the monkey by single cell recordings
17:00-17:30 Pause
17:30-19:15 V. Gallese (University of Parma) or G. Rizzolatti (University of Parma) on What is known of the mirror system in humans by brain imaging, with contributions by Tania Singer (University College London)
20:00: Dinner

Friday, December 9

9:15-11:00 G. Csibra (Birkbeck College) on The function of MNs
11:00-11:30 Pause
11:30-13:15 P. Haggard (University College London) on Motor cognition with contribution by M. Jeannerod (Institut des Sciences Cognitives, Lyon)
13:15-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:15 A. Goldman (Rutgers University) and R. Gordon (University of Missouri, St. Louis) on Simulation-based theories of human mindreading
16:15-16:45 Pause
16:45-18:30 R. Saxe (MIT) and P. Ruby (Inserm, Lyon) on Simulation theories of human mindreading
20:00: Dinner

Saturday, December 10

9:15-11:00 D. Povinelli (University of Louisiana at Lafayette) on Chimpanzee mindreading
11:00-11:30 Pause
11:30-13:15 R. Williamson (University of Washington), A. Woodward (University of Chicago) and G. Bird (University College London) on Imitation in human adults, infants and primates
13:15-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:15 G. Gergely (Institute for Psychological Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences) and S. Carey (Harvard University) on Developmental perspectives on
human mindreading, with contribution by J. Prinz (University of North Carolina)
16:15-16:45 Pause
16:45-18:30 D. Wilson (University College London), D. Sperber (Institut Jean Nicod) and Richard Breheny (University College London) on Representing human communicative intentions
20:00: Dinner

Sunday, December 11

9:00-10:30 Discussion on The role of simulation in representing human communicative intentions.
10:30-10:45 Pause
10:45-12:00 General discussion on mirroring and human social cognition
12:00 Lunch

This workshop is organized by members of the Institut Jean Nicod, as part of the networking activities of the ESF programme "Mindreading and the emergence of human communication". It is financially supported by the European Science Foundation (Eurocores, OMLL), the Ile-de-France Regional Council and the IPSEN Foundation, and institutionally supported by the Department of Cognitive Studies (Département d'Etudes Cognitives) of Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris).