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Sylvius Lectures - Symposium on Neural bases of prosocial and antisocial behavior

Date and time: January 23, 2018, 11am


11:00 - 11:45 
The neural underpinnings of empathy - from affect sharing to self-other distinction, Prof. Dr. Claus Lamm 
In my talk, I will highlight how recent research in the field of social neuroscience advances our understanding of the multi-faceted construct of empathy. I will in particular address two key components, affect sharing, and self-other distinction, and how they are affected by healthy aging as well as acute psychosocial stress.

11:45 - 12:30 
Neuroimaging research in conduct disorder: Preliminary findings from the FemNAT-CD European Consortium, Dr. Stephane De Brito 
Antisocial behaviour is a major public health concern. Children and adolescents with conduct disorder have a poor prognosis with negative adult outcomes that frequently include criminality, alcohol and substance abuse, and poor mental and physical health. In this talk, I will present preliminary structural and functional neuroimaging findings from the FemNAT-CD study, a large multisite European consortium focusing on the environmental and neurobiological factors underpinning sex differences in conduct disorder.

12.30 - 13.15 | Lunch

13.15 - 14.00
When neuroscience met psychopathy: a tale of frenemies, Dr. Inti Brazil 
The incorporation of methods borrowed from experimental psychology and neuroscience to study psychopathy has led to major advances. However, the current rate at which neuroscience develops is much faster than the developments in psychopathy research. In this talk, I will discuss how the fast development of neuroscience has led to major breakthroughs in psychopathy research, but is also creating new problems for the field.

Location: Klein Auditorium, Academiegebouw Universiteit Leiden, Rapenburg 73, Leiden

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