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Second International Social Neuroscience Course 2CINS – 2017

The Interdisciplinary Science and Human Processes Laboratory – LINCIPH – of the Health, Medical Knowledge, and Society (CIDS) area of the Externado de Colombia Social and Human Sciences Faculty, together with the Colegio Colombiano de Neurociencia - COLNE - invite to this event.

Neuroscience has developed considerably in the last decades and has become a reference horizon for many disciplines and fields of knowledge. Social neuroscience is an “inter-discipline” integrating life and social and human sciences theories and methods, from evolutionary, informational, and molecular perspectives contributing to the understanding of the social brain.

The field of study is being created from methodological platforms addressing problems such as the spread of social emotions, social cognition, prosocial behavior, intentional attribution among individuals, and processes associated with collective activities, among others.

Possible synchronous and co-determined activity between different active brains in a social process is still an assumption and not an empirical finding. However, perhaps the most fundamental contribution of social neuroscience could refer to the possibility of rethinking the debate on the continuity or discontinuity of the mental processes involved in collective actions, and the scope of interaction as radical modeling of the psychological apparatus and its material substrates.

The course aims to present Social Neuroscience fundamental deliberations and research trends, as an interdisciplinary field contributing to the study of social dynamics and human processes. To achieve this goal, the course features guest professors from universities in Brazil, Mexico, United States, and Colombia.

Additionally, the course will integrate key pedagogical and virtual practices, and laboratory work, to contribute to significant learning that participants may incorporate into their teaching, research, and professional roles.

Guest lecturers:

  • Olga Dal Monte –Professor, Psychology Department, Department of Neurobiology, Yale University, New Haven, CT – United States
  • Sandra Báez Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Social Sciences Faculty, Universidad de los Andes – Colombia
  •    Jairo Muñoz Delgado – Chronoecology and Human Ethology Researcher, Neurosciences Department of the National Institute of Psychiatry Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz – Mexico.
  • Gustavo Gauer,Associate Professor, Department of Developmental Psychology and Personality Psychology at the Institute of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sur – Brazil.

Organizing Committee:

  • Jorge Martínez Cotrina – UEC
  • Mauricio Aponte Canencio – UEC
  • George Barreto – COLNE
  • Marisol Lamprea – COLNE

Course Coordinator:
Jorge Martínez Cotrina

Externado de Colombia University – Room G-703

September 19, 20, 21 23, 2017

June 1 through August 31, 2017

Professionals and students of Social and Human Sciences, Health Sciences, Basic Sciences, Natural Sciences, Education Sciences, Legal Sciences, and Engineering.

Investment – COP
Course registration $450,000

  • COLNE (2017 active) members – $350,000 (payment due by August 31, 2017)
  • Externado Alumni – $380,000 (payment due by August 31, 2017)

From September through September 19, full rate will apply.


Time Tuesday, September 19 Wednesday 20 September Thursday, September 21 Friday, September 22


8:30-9:00 am

Introduction session.

Presentation Speaker: Sandra Báez

Introduction session.

Presentation Speaker: Jairo Muñoz Delgado

Introduction session.

Presentation Speaker: Gustavo Gauer

Introduction session.

Presentation Speaker: Olga Dal Monte

9:00-11:00 am Social Neuroscience and Neuropsychiatry.


Activity Rhythms and stress in the study of social behavior.


Social Neuroscience and cognitive models. Neurobiology of social behavior in non-human primates.
11:00-11:30 am Break – snacks Break – snacks Break – snacks Break – snacks
11:30 am-1:00 pm Use of injury method and magnetic resonance imaging in Social Neuroscience. Actimetry as a technique for the study of activity rhythms and Facereader and Observer in human emotions and nonverbal behavioral studies. Methods and techniques for the study of social cognition. Methods and techniques for the Neurobiology study of social behavior in non-human primates.
1:00-1:30 pm Discussion group Discussion group Discussion group Discussion group

1:30-2:00 pm

    Evaluation and closing ceremony. Awarding of Certificates of Attendance.
12 hours Virtual Individual work Virtual Individual work Virtual Individual work