Workshops & Meetings

Person Perception – Person Impressions, Emotions, and Social Cognitive Neuroscience

Thursday, October, 9, 2014
1st Session: Emotion in Special Populations
9.00 – 9.10 Welcome Stefan R. SCHWEINBERGER (Dept. Gen. Psychol., Univ. Jena, DE)
9.10 – 9.50 Face processing in social anxiety: Inter-individual differences in cortical networks within and beyond the classical visual hierarchy Andreas KEIL (Dept. Psychol., Univ. Florida, US)
9.50 – 10.30 Self-perception and expression during facial palsy Carsten KLINGER and Otto W. WITTE (Clinic of Neurol., Univ. Hosp., Jena, DE)
10.30 – 10.50 Coffee Break

2nd Session: Development
10.50 – 11.30 How experience shapes face processing abilities in infancy and beyond: evidence from the age bias Viola MACCHI CASSIA (Dept. Psychol., Univ. Milano-Bicocca, IT)
11.30 – 12.10 Social preferences in pre-schoolers: The relevance of self-similarity Daniel HAUN (Dept. Develop. Psychol., Univ. Jena, DE)
12.10 – 13.30 Lunch Break

3rd Session: Social Neuroscience
13.30 – 14.10 Oxytocin-induced enhancement of social skills in Autism Spectrum Disorders Louise POUSTKA (Inst. Mental Health, Mannheim, DE)
14.10 – 14.50 Hairy or not: Bottom-up mechanisms mediate positive touch effects in humans and zebrafish Annett SCHIRMER (Dept. Psychol., Univ. Singapore, SG)
14.50 – 15.10 Coffee Break

4th Session: Aesthetics
15.10 – 15.50 When facial beauty affects exploration Helmut LEDER (Dept. Gen. Psychol., Univ. Vienna, AT)
15.50 – 16.10 Face aesthetics: Statistical image properties of face photographs and art portraits Gregor HAYN-LEICHSENRING (Inst. Anatomy, Univ. Jena, DE)
16.30 – 18.30 Poster Session

Friday, October, 10, 2014
5th Session: Social Perception and Memory for Faces
9.30 – 10.10 Data-Driven Methods for Modeling Social Perception of Faces Alex TODOROV (Dept. Psychol., Princeton Univ., US)
10.10 – 10.50 Memory for faces, images of faces, and objects A. Mike BURTON (School of Psych., Univ. Aberdeen, UK)
10.50 – 11.10 Coffee Break

6th Session: Person Perception and Action
11.10 – 11.50Changing voices: getting at the effects of phonetic convergence in controlled recordings Adrian P. SIMPSON (Inst. Germ. Ling., Univ. Jena, DE)
11.50 – 12.10 Copying competitors? Independency modulates stimulus-based retrieval of observed responses Carina GIESEN (Dept. Gen Psychol. II, Jena, DE)
12.10 – 12.20 Closing remarks
12.20 – 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 – 16.00 Strategy meeting, Person Perception Research Unit, SFB/JIPPSON initiative, and guests

For enquiries and directions please contact Mrs Kathrin Wiese, Person Perception Research Unit Coordinator, Department of Psychology, Am Steiger 3/1, 07743 Jena, Germany. Tel. +49 (0)3641 945180. Fax +49 (0)3641 945182. E-mail: