Past Events

Graduate Careers Fair

Birkbeck Careers & Employability bring you the '2016 Graduate Careers Fair' where you'll have a chance to meet over 30 employers and organisations offering a range of opportunities for you to discover and explore for after your study. 

Businesses from a wide range of sectors will be avaliable to discuss the work they do and the ways in which you could advance your career with them.

The Perception of touch and body image

Birkbeck's Big Ideas is a series of FREE events, designed to inspire and bring world class Birkbeck academics to the local community

The series will run every 2nd Wednesday of the month, from July to May 2017. With this instalment from Prof Matthew Longo

In this talk Professor Longo discusses, Building body image through fusion and segmentation:The key hypothesis underpinning the research project, called Building body representations: an investigation of the formation and maintenance of body representations, is that body representation is determined by integrating information from different sensory modalities.

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CBCD Seminar Series: Professor Gergely Csibra

Professor Gergely Csibra  

Talk Title: Human infants infer social relations from observed interactions.

Abstract: Observed social interactions between agents provide information not only about their individual dispositions but also about their social relations. Recent studies demonstrate that when human infants observe actions of an agent that could potentially affect the welfare of another individual (the patient), they tend to include the patient in the representation of the event. We do not find evidence that infants would attribute social dispositions to agents. Rather, infants seem to be concerned with the social relation in which the agent and the patient are embedded. For example, in conflict situations the succeeding actor is inferred to be dominant over the failing actor, tolerated taking may indicate shared long-term interest between the agent and the patient, and a giving action may be represented as an episode of exchange among equal peers that invites reciprocation. Based on Alan Fiske’s theory of basic forms of social relations, I outline a proposal on how human infants could infer the type of social relation in which the participating agents are likely embedded.

Date: January 31st at 13:00

Location: Room B04 Malet Street (Birkbeck Main Building)

No booking required