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Symposium in honour of Annette Karmiloff-Smith

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Symposium in honour of Annette Karmiloff-Smith: The past, present, and future of understanding
children’s cognitive development

Professor Annette Karmiloff-Smith CBE, Professorial Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London and one of the UK's foremost international scientists in developmental psychology, passed away in December 2016.

Our aim for the workshop is to showcase the evolution of Annette's ideas as reflected in her research collaborations across the four decades of her career. It will finish with a discussion of how Annette's influence may shape future research in developmental cognitive neuroscience and beyond. Beginning with her work with Jean Piaget in the 1970s and continuing through to her most recent work on the Wellcome-funded LonDownS, Annette's work has targeted many of the broader questions that fascinate so many. What is the origin of the unique and complex behaviours that our species are capable of? Is it nature or nuture? How is human cognition - our memory, language, numerical abilities - organised? How do developmental disorders occur? Annette's work has provided key insights that challenged traditional answers, and led to a new understanding if how genetic and environmental factors interact to give rise to different outcomes in individuals.


The schedule has been divided into four different themes spanning the course of two days:

Day One will begin with Opening Remarks by David Latchman CBE, Master of Birkbeck, University of London. This will be followed by Session One, Annette' influence on developmental psychology. Featured in this session will be Professor Francesca Happe, Professor Mike Anderson, Professor Susan Goldin-Meadow, and Professor Kang Lee. Session Two will be split between Annette and public science and Neuroconstructivism and multi-disciplinary approaches to studying development, will include talks from Dr Frank Wiesemann, Ann Richmond, Gerard Stijntjes, Dr Tim Smith, Professor Fred Dick, and Professor Derek Moore.

Day Two, Session One is titled 'Rethinking innateness', developmental cognitive neuroscience, and developmental disorders and will include Professor Jeff Elman, Professor Mark Johnson, Professor Gaia Scerif, and Professor Kim Cornish. The final session is called Annette's most recent research: Downs syndrome, Alzheimer's disease; the role of sleep in atypical development, with talks from Dr Hana D'Souza, Professor John Hardy, and Professor Jamie Edgin, as well as a final Discussion and Question and Answer session.

Eminent chairs for the Symposium include Professor Lorraine Tyler, Professor Mike Oaksford, Professor Uta Frith, and Professor Emily Farran.

This schedule is subject to change


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Birkbeck, University of London

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