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KOSMOS Summer University 2013 – Application until 15th June

Conference on “Human Sociality and the Brain – Decision Making in Social Contexts”

Organized by the Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt’s KOSMOS Summer University 2013 “Human Sociality and the Brain – Decision Making in Social Contexts” will focus on human sociality research at the interface between neuroscience and the humanities. The Summer University will bring together neuroscientists, psychologists and philosophers presenting the latest experimental results and theoretical findings regarding decision making in social contexts. Putting interdisciplinarity to work, the lectures will present a comprehensive overview of the most recent empirical developments, bring them into context, and shed light on the consequences of such findings.

International experts of neuroscience, psychology and philosophy were invited to present recent research results:

  • Vittorio Gallese (University Parma, KOSMOS Fellow)
  • Moshe Bar (University Bar-Ilan, Israel)
  • Marcel Brass (University Gent, Belgium)
  • Tom Johnstone (University Reading, England)
  • Frédérique de Vignemont (Institute Jean-Nicod, France)

The KOSMOS Summer University has been organized with a special focus on the participants’ needs. It will foster intensive contact and exchange between participants and faculty. Participants will be given ample opportunity to present their own work in small groups where they will receive first-hand comments and advice from top level scientists. Moreover, hands-on courses on grant-application writing will teach participants to put their ideas into practice and develop a successful grant application in their respective fields.

Application and Call for Papers

Participants are expected to apply with their own research proposal that will be presented and discussed during the KOSMOS Summer University.
Deadline: 30 June 2013.

Further information

Website KOSMOS Summer University 2013


Dr. Inken Dose
Marketing and Cooperation
Berlin School of Mind and Brain
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 2093-8105