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Social Cognition and Cultural Evolution Workshop

Macquarie Graduate School of Management

Tuesday, 2 August 2016


The Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE) and the ARC Centre for Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) at Macquarie University are holding a one day workshop on Social Cognition and Cultural Evolution with Professor Cecelia Heyes (University of Oxford, UK) to deliver the keynote address: "The Cultural Evolution of Mindreading". The workshop will include an interdisciplinary line up of speakers from Philosophy and Psychology.


  • 9.30 coffee and arrival.
  • 10 - 11.30 Cecelia Heyes (Oxford) "The Cultural Evolution of Mindreading"
  • 11.30 - 12.30 Richard Menary (Macquarie) "Is the Enculturation of Social Cognition More Like Mathematics or Reading?"
  • 12.30 - 1.30 lunch
  • 1.30 - 2.30 Penny Van Bergen (Macquarie) "Perspective Taking in Children and Families: Links to Reminiscing"
  • 2.30 - 3.30 Rachael Brown (ANU) "Going One Step Further: Extending Heyes' Account of Mindreading"
  • 3.30 - 4 Coffee
  • 4.00 - 5.00 Ron Planer (ANU) "Opacity of Mind Theory, Communication, and Coordination: The Case of the Yolngu"
  • 5.00 - 6.00 Max Coltheart (Macquarie) "Confabulation and Conversation"


  • Macquarie Graduate School of Management Room 267


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