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04: Motivation – A Biological and Social Base

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Behaviour originates from an “inner” motivation to perform, create or deny further activity in a positive or negative way. This applies to both, individuals as well as societies. Motivation is the key element for any intellectual and practical move. Motivation is not entirely an individual choice, but is based on neurobiologic determination and social patterns. This seminar will combine expertise from the two worlds of biology and psychology to shed light on the established knowledge on mechanisms of motivation. Biologic research includes imaging brain activity and identifying the cerebral centres where different types of motivation are preferentially located and the plasticity allowing for significant changes of behaviour. Psychological research focuses on the social and emotional patterns acquired in the course of personal evolution.

Professor and Head of Division, Translational Brainimaging in Psychiatry and Neurology, Department of Psychiatry - JARA BRAIN, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen
Scientific Vice Director, MR Center of Excellence, Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna

Dr. Birgit DERNTL

Professor and Head of Division, Translational Brainimaging in Psychiatry and Neurology, Department of Psychiatry - JARA BRAIN, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen

Research Assistant, (Ph.D.), Centre of Excellence Hochfeld MR, Medical University of Vienna Research Assistant, Department of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen University Assistant, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna
2004-2006
2007-2008
2009-2011

DI Dr. Christian WINDISCHBERGER

Scientific Vice Director, MR Center of Excellence, Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna

Research assistant at the Institute for Medical Physics at the University of Vienna Research assistant at the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Physics, Medical University of Vienna Assistant Professor at the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Physics, Medical University of Vienna
1996-2003
2004-2005
2007-2008

Seminar Week

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12.08.2013

15:00 - 15:15 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2013 Plenary
15:15 - 15:30 Opening Concert Part I: Premiere of “The Light of Experience” Plenary
15:30 - 16:30 Opening Speeches Plenary
17:00 - 17:30 Opening Concert Part II Plenary
17:30 - 19:00 Presentation of the Seminars Plenary

13.08.-18.08.2013

Seminar 03: Democratic Interventionism or Responsibility to Protect? Seminar
Seminar 07: Between Faith and Atheism – Values and the Variety of Spiritual Experiences Seminar
Seminar 01: New Approaches to Security – Cooperation, Concentration and Integration Seminar
Seminar 08: The Evil in Art Seminar
Seminar 06: Exploring the Universe: Competition or Cooperation? Seminar
Seminar 05: Values in Science Seminar
Seminar 04: Motivation – A Biological and Social Base Seminar
Seminar 02: Open Data, Open Government, Open Society? Seminar
Seminar 11: What Kind of Foreign Policy – Value-Based or Realpolitik? Seminar
Seminar 12: Human Appropriation of Natural Resources  Challenges, Constraints and Ethical Aspects Seminar
Seminar 09: The Role of the European Court of Human Rights in Protecting and Developing an Open Society Seminar
Seminar 10: Power and Cyberspace Seminar
Seminar 16: Experiences in Migration and Integration: A Cultural Approach Seminar
Seminar 14: Roots of European Values Seminar
Seminar 15: Irrational Behaviour of Individuals: Implications for Economic Policy Seminar
Seminar 13: Synthetic Biology: Social and Ethical Implications Seminar

13.08.2013

18:00 - 20:00 International Evening Culture

14.08.-13.08.2013

BarCamp: Transformations Seminar

15.08.2013

16:00 - 17:30 Authors in Conversation: The Revolt Against the West and its Values Culture