1st Workshop:

Concept Definitons of the Phenomena Theory of Mind, Empathy, and Related Social Behaviors in Interpersonal Interactions

October 11th - 12th, 2017

Friedrich Schiller University Jena


Dana Schneider & Olga Klimecki

The workshop aims at discussing the concept definitions of the social interaction phenomena theory of mind, empathy and related social behaviors based on the research from the disciplines of philosophy, psychological science and neuroscience. A particular emphasis will be placed on the definition of the functional domains and the delineation of boundaries between phenomena.


Shaun Gallagher

Department of Philosophy, University of Memphis, USA

“Can embodied interaction actually constitute social cognition?”

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017, 13.15-15.15

Livestream can be found here:


Stephanie Preston

Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

"Empathy: Resolving conceptual issues through a cognitive and neural approach"

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017, 09.15-11.45

Livestream can be found here:


Matthias Schurz

Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University, UK

“On the distinction between Theory of Mind and Empathy: An evaluation of current theories based on a meta analysis of brain imaging studies”

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017, 13.30-15.30

Livestream can be found here:


The detailed program can be found here:
Understanding Others booklet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 775.3 KB

Hotel recommendations:


Please note, prices depend on availability of rooms. You may also be able to get a better price when booking via HRS-Portal des Freistaates Thüringen instead of booking straight via the hotel.


Low-medium budget:

www.pension-katzschmann.de (22 Euro)
www.hotel-am-paradies.de (45 Euro)
www.pension-bertha.de (55 Euro)


Higher budget:
www.hotel-vielharmonie.de (65 Euro)
www.schwarzer-baer-jena.com (ca. 70 Euro)
www.ibis.com/Jena (ca. 70 Euro)
www.zur-noll.de (ca. 70 Euro)


Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Fürstengraben 27
07743 Jena

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