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

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

2007-2008 Research Assistant, Department of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen
2009-2011 University Assistant, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna
since 2011 Professor, Translational Brainimaging in Psychiatry and Neurology, Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen

DI Dr. Christian WINDISCHBERGER

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

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

Seminar Week

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12.08.2013

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

13.08.-18.08.2013

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

13.08.2013

18:00 - 20:00International EveningCulture

14.08.-13.08.2013

BarCamp: TransformationsSeminar

15.08.2013

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