International Symposium: New Frontiers in Social Cognitive Neuroscience:Title Date: 27th November 2009@Venue: Hotel Metropolitan Sendai>
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International Symposium:
New Frontiers in Social Cognitive Neuroscience

Date: November 27, 2009
Venue: Hotel Metropolitan Sendai, Sendai, Japan

We will be holding an international symposium for the new frontiers of social cognitive neuroscience. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear talks by researchers in the field who chiefly used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to approach the mysteries of social cognitive neuroscience. A poster session has been prepared to announce contemporary research to young researchers. In the evening, there will be a reception for discourse with the presenters. Those who are interested in social cognitive neuroscience, psychology and brain science, we eagerly await your attendance.



9:20-9:25Welcome remarks
Hiroshi Fukuda, MD, PhD (Director, IDAC, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)
9:25-9:30Opening remarks
Ryuta Kawashima, MD, PhD (IDAC, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)


Chair: Hideki Ohira, PhD (Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan)

9:30-10:10"Social Affective Neuroscience in Japan"
Hidehiko Takahashi, MD, PhD (National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Tokyo, Japan)
10:10-11:10"Cultural Neuroscience: Bridging Cultural Psychology and Brain Sciences"
Joan Chiao, PhD (Northwestern University, Chicago, USA)
11:10-11:50"Multimodal Neuroimaging Studies of Social Cognition in Schizophrenia"
Toshiya Murai, MD, PhD (Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan)
11:50-13:00Lunch break (on your own)

Afternoon I

Chair: Toshikatsu Fujii, MD, PhD (Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)

13:00-14:00"Letfs Face it: Itfs a Cortical Network"
Alumit Ishai, PhD (University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland)
14:00-14:40"Effects of Face-Based Social Signals on Face Memory Processes."
Takashi Tsukiura, PhD (IDAC, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)
14:40-16:30Poster session & Coffee break

Afternoon II

Chair: Motoaki Sugiura, MD, PhD (IDAC, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)

16:30-17:10"Multi-Layered Model of Self: A Functional Neuroimaging Perspective"
Motoaki Sugiura, MD, PhD (IDAC, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)
17:10-17:50"The Neural Basis of Social Reward and Decision-Making."
Norihiro Sadato, MD, PhD (National Institute of Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Japan)
17:50-18:50"Empathy and its regulation: A cognitive neuroscience perspective."
Jean Decety, PhD (The University of Chicago, Chicago, USA)
18:50-18:55Closing remarks
Masanobu Satake, MD, PhD (Deputy Director, IDAC, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)
19:00-21:00Reception, buffet and drinks

Venue Information

Hotel Metropolitan Sendai
4F Large Banquet HallmSendai]

Address: 1-1-1, Chuo, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi
Tel: 022-298-2525
Hotel Metropolitan Sendai Access Map


Social Cognitive Neuroscience 2009 Office
Department of Functional Brain Imaging, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University
Address: 4-1, Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku, SENDAI 980-8575
Tel/Fax: 022-717-7988

Tohoku University| Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer| Department of Functional Brain Imaging|