25 June 2017 – 01 July 2017

Summer School on Aegina Island, Greece

“The Social Brain: Embodiment and culture”

An Interdisciplinary Summer School


Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study & Royal Holloway University of London


Berlin School of Mind and Brain

Call for Applications

The official call will open soon. This is a call for M&B members (doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers) only! If in doubt whether you qualify, please contact Annette Winkelmann.

See also: http://philosophy.sas.ac.uk/about-us/news/aegina-summer-school-2017-social-brain-embodiment-and-culture

Application through M&B: Places for M&B members

Application form M&B only - download (doc 1.4 MB)


28 February 2017, 23:23:59


The Summer School will take place on the Island of Aegina, Greece (approximately one hour by boat from Piraeus, the port of Athens), at the wonderful location of the historic Hotel Apollo: http://www.apollohotelaegina.gr/en

Topic 2017

This Summer School builds upon the success of the previous summer schools on “Embodied Intersubjectivity” (2013), “Shared Experiences” (2014), “The Social Self” (2015), and “Social Cognition: From interactions to intersubjectivity” (2016).

At this year’s summer school, we would like to examine how biological and cultural factors interact (or not) to 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, cognitive neuroscience, clinical psychology, primatology, anthropology and philosophy.

Confirmed speakers / faculty

    Bahador Bahrami (UCL, UK)

    Tim Bayne (Monash University, Australia)
    Axel Cleeremans (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
    Gergely Csibra (CEU, Hungary)
    Ophelia Deroy (LMU, Munich & Institute of Philosophy, London)

    Beatrice de Gelder (University of Maastricht, Netherlands)
    Isabel Dziobek (Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Berlin, Germany)

    David Freedberg (Warburg Institute, UK & Columbia University, USA)
    Sarah Garfinkel (Sussex, UK)

    Julie Grezes (Ecole Normale Superieure, France)
    Katerina Fotopoulou (UCL, UK)

    Karin Roelofs  (Radboud University, Netherlands)
    Leo Schilbach (Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry (Munich, Germany)
    Katie Slocombe (University of York, UK)
    Barry Smith (Institute of Philosophy, University of London, UK)

    Dan Sperber (CEU, Budapest – Institut Nicod, Paris)
    Manos Tsakiris (Royal Holloway & The Warburg Institute, UK)