Special Symposium

Synesthesia - A Window into Brain Development - Videos

Friday October 23, 2015

Harvard University
Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

9:00am to 5:30pm
Free & Open to Public

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUESTED >>

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

Daphne Maurer

Daphne Maurer

"What synesthesia can teach us about development"
Daphne Maurer, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
McMaster University, Canada

Edward Hubbard

Edward Hubbard

"Developing & Decoding Synesthesia"
Edward Hubbard, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Waisman Center
Director, Educational Neuroscience Lab
University of Wisconsin-Madison

David Lewkowicz

David Lewkowicz

"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
Northeastern University

Takao Hensch

Takao Hensch

"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"

Simon Baron-Cohen

Simon Baron-Cohen

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

David Eagleman

David Eagleman

"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

Caroline E. Robertson

Caroline E. Robertson

Ella Striem-Amit

Ella Striem-Amit

Panel Moderated by: 
Daphne Maurer and Takao Hensch

Co-sponsored by the Mind, Brain and Behavior Program and Harvard Brain Science Initiative

 

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