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  • The Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuropsychoanalysis

    Face to Face, Brain to Brain: Exploring the Mechanisms of Dyadic Social Interactions

    Saturday, March 2, 2013
    10:00 AM

    "Face to Face, Brain to Brain: Exploring the Mechanisms of Dyadic Social Interactions" with Uri Hasson, Ph.D.

    Discussant: Maggie Zellner, Ph.D.

    Cognition materializes in an interpersonal space. The emergence of complex behaviors requires the coordination of actions among individuals according to a shared set of rules. Despite the central role of other individuals in shaping our minds, experiments typically isolate human or animal subjects from their natural environment by placing them in a sealed quiet room where interactions occur solely with a computer screen. In everyday life, however, we spend most of our time interacting with other individuals. In the talk Dr. Hasson will argue in favor of a shift from a single-brain to a multi-brain frame of reference and will present a new analysis tool, in which one computes the “functional connectivity” between the brain responses in a seed area in one subject and the responses in other subjects’ brains.

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
    247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
    The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


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guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •
guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •