The social brain
- development and dysfunction

 

10th Nordic Meeting in Neuropsychology, Aalborg, Denmark, 15-18 August 2010

   
 
 
Preconference workshops  
Invited speakers - portraits & abstracts  
Symposia  
Posters (a few selected)  
Programme and abstracts: pdf  
Conference dinner in the open - Rold Forest  
Picasa Webalbum - photographs in screen size http://picasaweb.google.dk/118291744115647875161/2010AalborgSocialBrain?authkey=Gv1sRgCOyHgOLv7N6jpwE&feat=directlink  
Conference website  

The new field of social cognitive neuroscience is increasingly relevant and important for neuropsychology. Social cogniton includes perception of emotional expressions and feelings, understanding of intentions, actions, thoughts and emotions in both self and others, perception of social signals, the link between emotion and reason, empathy, morality, emotional and social skills, and the relations between social cognition and executive functions of the brain. Methods and concepts initially used in autism and neuroimaging research are now being adapted to and used in patient studies. We wanted to focus on this exciting development in neuropsychology and  invited prominent speakers on both basic research in social cognition and neuroscience and their applications to clinical patient groups.

   

Organizers Marianne Verdel, Louise Poulsen, Lene Sahlholdt, Lotte Fensbo, Camilla Overbeck, & Malene Stoltze Rasmussen decide that - yes - the logo-banners are in place

 

 

 
     

Opening of the conference: Malene Stoltze Rasmussen, Head of organizing committee

 

 

Dansk Psykologisk Forlag

 

 

 

Pearson Assessment

- what attracts the crowd? - test offers or the attractive new coffee machine?

 

 

 

 
     
The conference featured 15 invited speakers, 11 symposia, and 38 open papers and posters. There were 428 participants.    
     

Reception Monday evening. Uta Frith, Jørgen Scheel-Krüger, Chris Frith, & Morten Kringelbach

Malene Stoltze Rasmussen

 

 

 

 

Anne-Lise Christensen, Jarl Risberg, & Ritva Laaksonen told about the beginnings of the tradition of Nordic meetings in neuropsychology

 

 

 

     

Gry Zornhagen, Julie Nyvang, & Linn Øfsti,

Dept. of Psychology, Copenhagen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jens Riis (Head of local organizing committee), Anegen Trillingsgaard, Marit Korkman, & Anne-Lise Christensen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie and his Pearson brain

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
Conference dinner in Rold Forest

 

 

 

 

 

 
     

 

Many people worked hard to make this meeting a success. These two certainly did and deserve special mention and thanks:

   

Jens Riis

Aalborg

Head of Local Organizing Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lene Sahlholdt

Co-chairman of the Scientific Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday: Closing of the conference    
 
     

Maria Korsnes

Oslo

Maria is the editor of the Norwegian Journal of Neuropsychology which will feaure - in its autumn 2010 issue - extended summaries of invited lectures and symposia from Aalborg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographs: Anders Gade, Department of Psychology, Copenhagen University