Second Conference of the Second Cohort:
Situated Affectivity & Social Understanding
– Online Event: 10th December 2021 –

Event is going to be online only (use Zoom link below)!

09:05 – 10:20Keynote
Dr. Lewis Chuang (LMU Munich)
Humans & Technology: Mind the Gap

10 minutesDiscussion Break
10:30 – 11:10PhD

Shadi Derakhshan (University of Osnabrück)
Head Position as a Robust Prediction for the Technology Acceptance

Model (TAM) in Self-Driving Vehicles – A Large Scale Virtual Reality Study

5 minutesCoffee Break
11:15 – 11:55PhD

Felix Schreiber (Ruhr University Bochum)
The Role of Guided Affective Episodic Foresight for Proactive Behavior
in 5-Year Olds

1 hourLunch Break
13:00 – 14:15 Keynote
Dr. Daniel Dukes
(University of Fribourg & Swiss Center for the Affective Sciences)
Two illustrations of the explanatory power of emotions

10 minutesDiscussion Break
14:25 – 15:05PhD

Maja Griem (Ruhr University Bochum)
Profiles of Animal Empathy

5 minutesTea Break
15:10 – 15:50Postdoc

Dr. Julia Wolf (Ruhr University Bochum)
Pretend Play and the Paradox of False Belief Understanding

10 minutesSnack Break
16:00 – 17:15 Keynote
Prof. Simone Shamay-Tsoory (University of Haifa)
The Empathic Brain: The Neural Underpinning of Human Empathy

17:15 – 18:15Informal Breakout Sessions

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