Doshisha University Center for Baby Science held a symposium titled “Baby Science: Past, Present, and Future”, as a part of the Doshisha Week, which was co-hosted by University of Tübingen to advance creativity and collaboration in research from November 25th to 29th, 2019 at the University of Tübingen.
Prof. Shoji Itakura (Director of Center for Baby Science) and Dr. Xianwei Meng (Assistant Professor of Organization for Research Initiatives and Development) provided lectures on early development of social cognition in humans.
Other lectures were given by researchers from various research fields such as language acquisition, body/emotion-recognition, primatology. These sessions followed by active discussions contributed to future research possibility and collaboration of Baby Science.
Program details are as follows:
Prof. Shoji ITAKURA (Head of Center for Baby Science)
“Developmental Cybernetics: Understanding infant’s mind through a robot”
Dr. Xianwei MENG (Assistant Professor of Assistant Professor of Organization for Research Initiatives and Development)
“Infants’ understanding of others’ mental states and hierarchical relationships”
Prof. Josep CALL (University of St Andrews, UK)
“On the origins of mind: A comparative perspective”
Prof. Dr. Claudia FRIEDRICH (University of Tübingen)
“Contexts and limits of early word learning”
Dr. Med. Gottfried Maria BARTH, M.A. (University of Tübingen)
“Perception of the other and self-perception as central topics in working with babies and adults in the autism spectrum”
Prof. Dr. Martin A. GIESE (University of Tübingen)
“Quantitative study of body motion and its perception in the context of social interaction”
Lecture of Dr. Xianwei Meng
Lecture of Prof. Dr. Claudia FRIEDRICH
Participants of the Baby Science Symposium
Regarding the Doshisha Week, please see the following link:
→The first Doshisha Week was held in the University of Tübingen