Symposium, Thursday September 14th 2017

“The Neural Basis of Social Valuation”

On september 14th, Dr. Marijn van Wingerden and the team of the Social Rodent Lab ( will present their work as funded by the Volkswagen Foundation "Freigeist" initiative. The presentations revolve around novel approaches in measuring, manipulating and recording the processing of social value: encompassing the value of social interaction, the value of providing for others and the value of social communication.

These presentations will be complemented by three talks given by leading experts in the field of social behavior in animals.  The detailed program can be found below and downloaded here.

We are very proud to present this exciting mix of topics in the wonderful Schloss Mickeln of the Heinrich-Heine University. The symposium is fully catered and will be concluded with drinks at the Schloss. Admission is free, but a binding registration (to the right) is required. For questions, please e-mail

Hope to see you in Duesseldorf!

Programme Freigeist Symposium Sept. 14th, 2017, Duesseldorf




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