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The Brains that Pull the Triggers - 3rd Paris Conference on Syndrome E

10 mai 2017 09:00 - 12 mai 2017 13:00
Institut d'études avancées de Paris
Hôtel de Lauzun
17 quai d'Anjou
75004 Paris
informations@paris-iea.fr

Colloque international organisé par Itzhak Fried (IEA de Paris / UCLA / Université de Tel Aviv) et Alain Berthoz (Collège de France), avec le soutien de la Région Ile de France dans le cadre du DIM Cerveau et Pensée, et de l'American University of Paris.


Présentation

The third international conference “The Brains that Pull the Triggers” will take place under the auspices of the Paris Institute for Advanced Study at the exceptional Hotel de Lauzun in Paris on May 10-12, 2017.

The conference will bring together scientists and scholars from the human, social and brain sciences to bear upon the question of transformation of seemingly ordinary individuals to repetitive agents of extreme violence in groups (Syndrome E). The menacing specter of such transformation in the human condition that has caused immense loss of life in the past, is a matter of grave concerns in contemporary civilization with the increase in global radicalization and discontent. In a special editorial, Nature magazine has described the first conference as “…a bold and important attempt to bring interdisciplinary approach to one of the biggest questions facing humanity”.  

The aim of the upcoming conference is to foster a multidisciplinary approach trying to elucidate the brain mechanisms of this behavior and its collective characteristics, and also to evoke the social, psychological, ethical and juridical aspects. The conference will be a culmination and synthesis of three years of studies and discussions and will conclude with plans for further actions.

 

Programme


Mercredi 10 mai

08:30 - Accueil et café


INTRODUCTION

09:00 - Introduction et mots de bienvenue      
Gretty MIRDAL (IEA Paris), Alain BERTHOZ (Collège de France)

09:15 - The Brains that Pull the Triggers: Syndrome E, 2017
Itzhak FRIED (IEA Paris – UCLA et Tel Aviv University)


HEART OF DARKNESS: ORDINARY AND EXTRAORDINARY PERPETRATORS

10:00 - How Ordinary People Become Violent: Frustration and Dehumanization
Susan FISKE (Princeton University)

10:40 - Pause

11:00 - How Ordinary are ‘Ordinary Perpetrators’? Notes on the Genocidal Mentality
Abram DE SWAAN (University of Amsterdam)

11:40 - How Does one Become a Torturer? The Case of Douch in Cambodia
Françoise SIRONI (Université Paris 8 Saint-Denis)

12:20 - Discussion

13:00 - Pause déjeuner

14:15 - Radovan Karadzic and the Role of Fear
Jessica STERN (Boston University)

14:55 - The Hermeneutics of Darkness: Interpreting Perpetrators on their Crimes
Brian SCHIFF (American university of Paris)

15:35 - Discussion

16:15 - Pause


SELF AND GROUP

16:30 - Identity Versus Self: Tensions Between Group, Radicalization and Individual Violence
JM BERGER (International Center for Counter-Terrorism)

17:10 - A Neural Mechanism for Empathy and the Role of Society in its Modifications
Giaccomo RIZZOLATTI (University of Parma)

17:50 - Discussion


Thursday May 11th

08:45 - Accueil et café


THE WILL TO DIE AND KILL

09:00 - Devoted Actors and the Spiritual Dimension of Conflict on the ISIS Frontline and Elsewhere
Scott ATRAN (University of Michigan)

09:40 - Stereotyped Behaviour of Perpetrators: “Critical Period” during pre-adolescence for tolerance and empathy?
Alain BERTHOZ (College de France)

10:20 - Discussion

10:50 - Pause


BRAINS THAT PULL THE TRIGGERS : PLASTICITY OF BEHAVIOR

11:10 - The Roles of the Orbitofrontal Cortex in Changing and Stopping Behaviour
Edmund ROLLS (Oxford Centre for Computational Neuroscience)

11:50 - Plasticity of Empathy and Prosocial Motivation: From Outgroup Hate to Ingroup Favouritism
Tania SINGER (Max Planck Institute for Human cognitive and Brain Sciences)

12:30 - Discussion

13:00 - Pause déjeuner


BRAINS THAT PULL THE TRIGGERS : UNDER THE INFLUENCE

14:15 - Brains on Drugs: Lessons from the Third Reich
Norman OHLER (Berlin – auteur de Blitzed, Drugs in the Third Reich)

15:00 - Are there Similarities Between the Effects of Drugs and Syndrome E?
Jean-Pol TASSIN (Collège de France)

15:40 - Discussion

16:20 - Pause


MORALITY, LAW, AND NEUROSCIENCE

16:35 - Moral Flexibility: Insights From Neuroscience
Molly CROCKET (University of Oxford)

17:15 - Bringing Together Neuroscience and the Law? Some Reflections
Jean-Paul COSTA (International Institute of Human Rights)

17:55 - Discussion

18:20: Remarques conclusives
Itzhak FRIED (IEA Paris – UCLA et Tel Aviv University)


Friday, May 12th


WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

9:00 - Accueil et café

9:15 - Table ronde 1: Past and Present Perpetrators: Issues of Interpretation and Prevention
Avec JM BERGER, Gretty MIRDAL, Norman OHLER, Abram DE SWAAN, Brian SCHIFF, Françoise SIRONI, Jessica STERN

10:30 - Pause

11:00 - Table ronde 2: The Place of Neuroscience in Future Research on Perpetrators of Extreme Violence
Avec Alain BERTHOZ, Itzhak FREID, Etienne KOECHLIN (ENS Paris, tbc), Tania SINGER, Edmund ROLLS

12:15 - Conclusion générale
Itzhak FRIED (IEA Paris – UCLA et Tel Aviv University) et Gretty MIRDAL (IEA Paris)

 

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