Asura International Seminar
The neuroscience of human social cognition

Monday April 25th, 2016.


Dr. Ralph Adolphs

Dr. Ralph Adolphs
Photo: Dr. Ralph Adolphs (right) with Dr. Tetsuro MATSUZAWA (left) at Yoshida Izumidono


The neuroscience of human social cognition

[NOW ACCEPTING] The available seats are limited. The registration is necessary in advance.
April 23, 2016 updated: [FULLY BOOKED] Registration is now closed because all available seats had been filled. Thank you for your interest. 定員に達しましたので募集を締め切らせていただきます。

April 26, 2016 updated

The world-renowned Neuroscientist, Dr. Ralph Adolphs, currently appointed to PWS as visiting professor, gave a seminar entitled ‘The neuroscience of human social cognition’ on April 25th, 2016. The seminar was held at the Yoshida Izumidono, a facility at Kyoto University noted for its elegant Japanese architecture. Due to the limited space in this exclusive venue, the seminar was open to the public, but required pre-registration. Just two days after pre-registration opened, all available seats had been filled.

The seminar was hosted jointly by
the Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study (KUIAS),
the Graduate School of Medicine, the Department of Neuroscience,
Kyoto University Leading Graduate Program in Primatology and Wildlife Science,
and the Unit for Advanced Studies of the Human Mind.

Dr Adolphs talked about the background and recent findings of cognitive neuroscience research. The contents of his talk were three-fold: social perception, attribution, and social behavior. In particular, main focus of his talk was on comparative studies of patients of amygdala lesion, autistic people, and healthy people. The talk was followed by about one hour discussion.

We wish to express our sincere thanks to Dr Ralph Adolphs for leading such a fascinating and stimulating seminar. We also value participants having shared their time with us for this unique event.