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CCD Public Lecture Series 2018


Over the course of 2018 the CCD will be hosting a series of public lectures. Each CCD program (Belief Formation, Language, Memory, Person Perception and Reading) has invited distinguished international scientists to give a public lecture in their respective fields of research as well as showcase the research of the Centre.

We are pleased to announce the line-up of speakers as follows:

Professor Jean Decety

Empathy and morality: An interdisciplinary perspective
14 March 2018, Macquarie University

Jean Decety is an American and French neuroscientist specialising in developmental neuroscience, affective neuroscience, and social neuroscience. His research focuses on the cognitive and neurobiological mechanisms underpinning social cognition, particularly emotion, empathy, moral reasoning, altruism, pro-social behavior, and more generally interpersonal processes. He is Irving B. Harris Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, USA.

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Professor Elizabeth (Liz) Pellicano

Knowing autism
20 March 2018, The University of Western Australia

Liz Pellicano is a developmental cognitive scientist and educational psychologist previously conducting her research at the Department of Psychology and Human Development, UCL Institute of Education, University College London, UK. Liz recently moved to the Department of Educational Studies at Macquarie University. Liz is committed to understanding the distinctive opportunities and challenges faced by autistic children, young people and adults, and tracing their impact on everyday life - at home, at school and out-and-about in the community.

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Professor Andrew Yonelinas

11 July 2018, The University of Sydney

Andrew Yonelinas is a neuroscientist examining the processes underlying human memory. In addition to his academic appointment in the Department of Psychology, Andrew is an affiliated faculty with the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience, which seeks to understand the function of the human brain in health and in illness. He is also Associate Director of the Center for Mind and Brain, and Director of the Human Memory Lab, which aims to understand how memory works ... and why it often fails.

Professor Gennaro Chierchia

8 August 2018, Macquarie University

Gennaro Chierchia is an Italian linguist and Haas Foundation Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Harvard University, USA. He is considered one of the world's leading formal semanticists. His work and study focus on areas including semantics, pragmatics, philosophy of language, and language pathology.

Professor Dorothy Bishop

12 December 2018, Macquarie University

Dorothy Bishop is a British psychologist specialising in developmental disorders specifically, developmental language impairments. She is Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow in the Department of Experimental Psychology at University of Oxford, UK, where she has been since 1998. Bishop is Principal Investigator for the Oxford Study of Children's Communication Impairments (OSCCI). She is a Supernumerary Fellow of St John's College, Oxford.

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