The Neural Basis of Political Behavior Workshop

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The Neural Basis of Political Behavior Workshop

May 3, 2017 @ 8:00 am - May 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

€ 540 – € 1640

May 3-6, 2017

The emergence of political neuroscience (or “neuropolitics”) -an interdisciplinary venture involving cognitive neuroscience, social psychology, and political science- has piqued the interests of scholars, journalists, and the mass public. In this Workshop, we will cover the structures and functions of the human brain thought to be involved in evaluation, judgment, and behavior that is socially and politically relevant. The Workshop will focus on cognitive aspects of stereotyping, prejudice, and intergroup relations; the occurrence of partisan bias and motivated political cognition; the nature of left-right differences in political orientation (or ideology); and impression formation, candidate perception, voting behavior, and collective action. The Faculty are world-renowned experts in these and related areas of brain research and will cut across multiple areas of this emerging field.

Coordinator: John T. Jost, New York University, USA


Molly Crockett, Oxford University, UK

John T. Jost, New York University, USA

John Hibbing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Jay Van Bavel, New York University, USA

Salvatore M. Aglioti, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy

Geraint Rees, University College, London, UK

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May 3, 2017 @ 8:00 am
May 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
€ 540 – € 1640


Certosa di Pontignano, Siena
Via di Pontignano, 5
53019 Castelnuovo Berardenga, Siena Italy
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