Symposia / Seminars

8. Empathy Symposia @ Neuro2017(1S03e) 

“One for all, all for one: Macroscopic view of neural peptides in social neuroscience”

Date:20 July 2017(Thu.)17:00 - 19:00 
Venue:International Conference Room @ International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe
(Need Registration and admission for The 40th JNSS Annual Meeting, Talk in English)

 Opening Remarks    Takefumi Kikusui (Azabu University)
 "Developmental role of oxytocin on social behaviors in mice"
 Kazutaka Mogi (Azabu University)
 "Oxytocin, maternal behavior, and synaptic plasticity"
 Ioana Carcea (New York University)
 "Social-context dependent oxytocin control on prefrontal cortex" 
 Miho Nakajima (New York University Medical Center)
 "Ventral CA1 neurons store social memory"
 Teruhiro Okuyama(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
 "Oxytocin and vasopressin affect different behaviors through their actions in the CA2 hippocampal area"  
 W. Scott Young(National Institute of Mental Health)
 Discussion    Teruhiro Okuyama (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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7. Joint Int'l Symposia with ICP2016, Japan Neuroscience Society and Elsevier

"Brain and Social Mind - The Origin of Empathy and Morality"

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Date:July 23, 2016(SAT)10:00 - 17:30
Venue:Pacifico Yokohama Convention Center
(No registration required・Admission Free・Presentation in English)

 Opening Remarks
     Toshikazu Hasegawa (The Univ. of Tokyo)
 Opening Remarks of Morning Session
     "Empathy and Social Communication"
     Minoru Asada (Osaka University)
 "Animal Emotions and Empathy"
     Frans de Waal (Emory University)

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 "Communication Robots"
     Hiroshi Ishiguro (Osaka University)
 Panel Discussion "Empathy and Social Communication
     Ralph Adolphs (Caltech), de Waal, Asada, Ishiguro

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 Opening Remarks of Afternoon Session
     "Evolutional and Neural basis of Morality"
     Toshio Yamagishi (Hitotsubashi University)
 "Human Morality: Features and Bugs"
     Joshua Greene (Harvard University)
 “Emotions, feelings, and social behavior: implications for morality”
     Ralph Adolphs (California Institute of Technology)

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 Comments  Yukihiro Nobuhara & Tatsuya Kameda (The Univ. of Tokyo)
 Panel Discussion
     "How we respond to the tribal nature of human morality
     in designing our future social institutions"
      Churchland, Greene, Nobuhara, Kameda and Yamagishi
 Closing Remarks  Toshio Yamagishi
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We are looking forward to your participation!!

6. Co-organize the special lecture with JSLS and HBES-J

"Special Lecture of Prof. Dan Sperber"

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Date:April 24, 2016(Sun)14:00 - 16:00 (13:30 Reception starts)
Venue:21 KOMCEE Lecture Hall @ U-Tokyo Komaba Campus
(No prior registration・Admission free・Talk in English)

 "Opening remarks/Outline of Empathetic Systems"
     Toshikazu Hasegawa(Univ. of Tokyo)
 "Empathetic Systems in Communication"
     Kazuhide Hashiya (Kyushu University)
     Dan Sperber(CNRS(France), CEU(Hungary))

Prof. Sperber is known to all over the world as an advocate of "relevance theory" and "epidemiology of representations theory". Do not miss this rare chance! We look forward to your participation.

5. Empathy Symposia @ Neuro2014(S3-B-3)

“The neural basis of the empathetic systems”

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Date:Sept. 13, 2014(Sat.)17:00 - 19:00 
Venue:Room501 @ Conference Center, Pacifico Yokohama
(Registration and Admission fee for Neuro2014 is required, Presentation in English)

 Opening Remarks    Takefumi Kikusui (Azabu University)
 "Neural circuits for empathetic fear learning in mice"
 Hee-Sup Shin(Korea Institute of Science & Technology)
 "Evolution of cooperative behavior and fairness in monkeys"  
 Kazuo Fujita(Kyoto University)
 "The brain mechanisms for schadenfreude and fairness in humans"  
 Hidehiko Takahashi (Kyoto University)
 "Spontaneous theory of mind and its absence in autism spectrum disorders"  
 Atsushi Senju (Birkbeck, University of London)
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4. 2nd International Workshop on Ultrasonic Communication in mice and rats

“ Ultrasonic Communication in Rodents ”

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Dates:August 4(Mon)10:00 - August 5(Tue)12:30, 2014

Venue:21KOMCEE Lecture Hall @ The University of Tokyo Komaba Campus
(Admission Free, Registration required, Presentation in English)

For more details, please refer to Ultrasonic Communication in Rodents

3. A joint workshop of Social Psychology and Neuroethology

“Making of Humanities: Biological Roots of Mathematics and Cooperation”

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Date:July 28, 2014(Mon)09:30 - 15:00 
Venue:The Almuni Hall FURATE @ Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus
(Admission free、No registration required、Presentation in English)
Speakers :  

【Session 1】

   Giorgio Vallortigara (University of Trento, Italy)
   Elisabeth Brannon (Duke University, USA)
   Tetsuro Matsuzawa (Kyoto University, Japan)

【Session 2】

   Shinya Yamamoto (Kobe University, Japan)
   Naoki Masuda (University of Bristol, UK)
   Tatsuya Kameda (Hokkaido University, Japan)
  Commentators:Shinsuke Shimojo (Caltech, USA), Michael Platt(Duke University, USA)
  Organizers:Toshiya Matsushima, Tatsuya Kameda & Maki Tanaka (Hokkaido University, Japan)

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2. "Empathy" Symposium @ The 74th Annual Meeting of the JSAP

“Higher behavioral functions in animals; their mind and evolution”

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Date:July 20, 2014(Sun)13:00 - 15:00 
Venue:Inuyama International Sightseeing Center "FREUD"
(Registration and admission for The 74th Annual Meeting required、Presentation in English)

 Opening Remarks 
 Lecture 1 Ayaka Takimoto (The University of Tokyo)
 Lecture 2 Teresa Romero(The University of Tokyo)
 Lecture 3 Peggy Mason(Chicago University)
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1. International Symposium by Phylogeny Group

“ Neural and Behavioral Mechanisms of Higher Cognitive Function: From Rats to Humans ”

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Date:Jul 17 (Thu), 2014 14:30 - 18:30
Venue:North Building Conference Hall @ Keio University Mita Campus
(Admission free、No registration required、Presentation in English)

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