Summer School – Island of Aegina, Greece – June 9th to 15th, 2013

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We are organizing a Summer School on “Embodied Inter-subjectivity : the 1st person and the 2nd person perspective”, together with Manos Tsakiris (RHUL), Andrea Serino (EPFL, Switzerland) & Barry Smith (Center for the Study of the Senses, Institute of Philosophy, UoL, UK).

We anticipate having between 50 and 60 PhD students, post-doc and young researchers accepted to this interdisciplinary summer school, funded by two “European Platform for Life Sciences, Mind Sciences and the Humanities”, Volkswagen Foundation Grants and the Centre for the Study of Senses.

When and Where: The Summer School will take place in the Island of Aegina, Greece (1 hour from Piraeus, the port of Athens, by boat), at the wonderful location of the historic Hotel Apollo ( ), from June 9thto 15th, 2013.

Topics: This Summer School is built upon the success of a previous summer school on the “The Sense of Body” that we organized in Italy in 2008 (please see the special issue of Neuropsychologia (2010), 48 (3), 643-830, edited by Tessari A, Serino A, Tsakiris M & Borghi A). We would now like to revisit the question of embodiment with a particular focus on self-world interactions and social cognition.

The provisional programme of the school includes sessions on:

- 1st person perspectives of embodiment

- The embodied self in interaction with the world

- Ontogenetic and phylogenetic perspectives on social cognition

- Transition from 3rd person- to 2nd person perspective in social neuroscience

- Embodying other people’s minds and bodies

Speakers: To deliver the state-of-the-art research in these fields, we have invited internationally-recognized researchers from the fields of experimental, developmental and social psychology, cognitive and social neuroscience, anthropology, primatology and philosophy. Confirmed speakers (in alphabetical order) include:

Amir Amedi (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

Olaf Blanke (EPFL, Switzerland)

Marcello Costantini (Chieti, Italy)

Ophelia Deroy (Centre for the Study of the Senses, University of London, UK)

Alessandro Farne (Centre de Recherche en Neuroscience de Lyon, France)

Katerina Fotopoulou (UCL, UK)

Juan Carlos Gomez (University of St Andrews, Scotland)

Celia Heyes (Oxford University, UK)

Guenther Knoblich (Central European University, Hungary)

Danny Povinelli (University of Louisiana, USA)

Jesse Prinz (NYU, USA)

Dennis Proffitt (University of Virginia, USA)

Vasu Reddy (University of Portsmouth, UK)

Andreas Roepstorff (Aarhus University, Denmark)

Simone Schütz-Bosbach (Max Plank Institute, Leipzig, Germany)

Natalie Sebanz (Central European University, Hungary)

Andrea Serino (EPFL, Switzerland)

Corrado Sinigaglia  (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)

Barry Smith (Institute of Philosophy, University of London, UK)

Manos Tsakiris (RHUL, UK)

Frederique de Vignemont (Institut Jean Nicod, France)

Kai Vogeley (University of Cologne, Germany)

The Application Form and Instructions can be found here

The Completed Application should be emailed at

For any queries please contact Jana Brokfeld at the same email address:

A copy of the flyer can be downloaded here . Please feel free to print it out and post it in your department.

Deadline for Application: 5pm GMT, Friday 8th February

We are looking forward to your applications.

Manos Tsakiris (RHUL), Andrea Serino (EPFL) & Barry Smith (Institute of Philosophy)

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