Synesthesia - A Window into Brain Development - Videos
Friday October 23, 2015
Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street, Cambridge
9:00am to 5:30pm
Free & Open to Public
Please note: This event will be videotaped and we hope to make some of the content available online afterwards.
9:00am Coffee & Light Breakfast Served
9:15am Welcome & Introduction by Conte Center Director, Takao Hensch, PhD
MORNING LECTURES: 9:20am to 12:20pm
"What synesthesia can teach us about development"
Daphne Maurer, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
McMaster University, Canada
"Developing & Decoding Synesthesia"
Edward Hubbard, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Waisman Center
Director, Educational Neuroscience Lab
University of Wisconsin-Madison
"The development of multisensory perception in human infancy & underlying mechanisms of change"
David Lewkowicz, PhD
Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Director, Communication Development Laboratory
"Pruning circuits through early experience"
Takao Hensch, PhD
Director, Conte Center at Harvard
Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Professor, Department of Neurology
Harvard University and Boston Children's Hospital
12:30 to 1:45pm: Lunch
Sandwiches served (please register!)
1:45 to 2:00pm: Video featuring Joseph Martin, MD, PhD, "The Imaginary World of Synesthesia"
AFTERNOON LECTURES: 2:00 to 4:10pm
"Autism & Synesthesia: Do prenatal sex steroids alter neural connectivity in both?"
Simon Baron-Cohen, PhD
Professor of Developmental Psychopathology
Director, Autism Research Center
University of Cambridge, UK
"New insights from large-scale analysis of colored-sequence synesthetes"
David Eagleman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Director, Laboratory for Perception and Action
Baylor College of Medicine
DISCUSSION PANEL 4:10 to 5:30pm:
In addition to speakers David Lewkowicz, Edward Hubbard, Simon Baron-Cohen and David Eagleman, featuring:
Caroline E. Robertson, PhD; Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows
Ella Striem-Amit, PhD; Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard Department of Psychology
Panel Moderated by:
Daphne Maurer and Takao Hensch