[SydPhil] CAVE/CCD Workshop: Social Cognition and Cultural Evolution - 2 August, Macquarie University

Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics arts.cave at mq.edu.au
Mon Jul 25 17:36:32 AEST 2016

Hi all,

The next CAVE/CCD workshop is on Tuesday 2 August. All are welcome and it is free, but please register with Richard<http://richard.menary@mq.edu.au> for catering purposes: richard.menary at mq.edu.au

As always, you can find information on our <http://mq.edu.au/cave/events> events page or on our <http://www.facebook.com/MQCAVE> Facebook page.

Social Cognition and Cultural Evolution

On the second of August, the Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE) and the Centre for Cognition and its Disorders at Macquarie University (CCD) are holding a one day workshop on Social Cognition and Cultural Evolution with Professor Cecilia Heyes (Oxford) to deliver the keynote address: "The Cultural Evolution of Mindreading". The workshop will include an interdisciplinary line up of speakers from Philosophy and Psychology.

Date: Tuesday 2 August 2016
Time: 09.30 - 18.00
Venue: MGSM room 267 (F23 on the map<http://www.mq.edu.au/__data/assets/image/0010/183556/campus_map.png>)


09.30 - 10.00: Coffee and arrival

10.00 - 11.30: Cecilia Heyes (Oxford) "The Cultural Evolution of Mindreading"

11.30 - 12.30: Richard Menary (Macquarie) "Is the Enculturation of Social Cognition More Like Mathematics or Reading?"

12.30 - 13.30: Lunch

13.30 - 14.30: Penny Van Bergen (Macquarie) "Perspective Taking in Children and Families: Links to Reminiscing"

14.30 - 15.30: Rachael Brown (ANU) "Going One Step Further: Extending Heyes' Account of Mindreading"

15.30 - 16:00: Coffee

16.00 - 17.00: Ron Planer (ANU) "Opacity of Mind Theory, Communication, and Coordination: The Case of the Yolngu"

17.00 - 18.00: Max Coltheart (Macquarie) "Confabulation and Conversation"

About CAVE Visitor Cecilia Heyes (Oxford):
Cecilia Heyes' work concerns the evolution of cognition. It explores the ways in which natural selection, learning, developmental, and cultural processes combine to produce the mature cognitive abilities found in adult humans. She is especially interested in social cognition. Most of her current projects examine the possibility that the neurocognitive mechanisms enabling cultural inheritance - social learning, imitation, mirror neurons, mind reading, etc - are themselves produces of cultural evolution.

Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE)
Department of Philosophy
Macquarie University
Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
CAVE website: mq.edu.au/cave<http://cave.mq.edu.au>

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