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BNA Christmas Symposium - The Musical Brain - Monday 16th December, 2013

The BNA have teamed up with the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre at University College London to present this year's seasonal symposium which features a top line-up of speakers who will explore our musical brains........

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When: Monday 16th December 2013

Where: Darwin Lecture Theatre, University College London 


Whether you attend a solemn religious ceremony or an alcohol-fuelled karaoke, Christmas is a time for music. From sublime carols to seasonal pop songs, Christmas provides the perfect opportunity to unleash our inner Diva. Even if Christmas is irrelevant to you, the pleasure of music is universal, an essential part of every human culture.  Join the BNA at its annual Christmas Symposium to explore the neuroscience of music, from the mechanics of sound perception all the way through to the therapeutic uses of music, in an appreciation of The Musical Brain.


Dr Katie Overy (University of Edinburgh)

Dr Alan Watson (Cardiff University)

Dr Jason Warren (UCL)

Dr Lauren Stewart (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Peter Todd (Alzheimer’s Society)

Dr Maria Chait (UCL)

The following award presentations will also take place during the event:

BNA Award for Contribution to Neuroscience

BNA Award for Public Understanding of Neuroscience

BNA Postgraduate Award 2013

BNA Undergraduate Award 2013  

Schedule for the day





Welcome and Introduction

Start of event


Wine and mince pie reception




We are delighted to announce the following award winners:

Public Understanding of Neuroscience

 Dr Jane Haley

 Edinburgh Neuroscience Coordinator
 University of Edinburgh



Contribution to Neuroscience

 Professor Uta Frith

 Uta Frith, DBE, FRS, FBA, FmedSci
 Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Development
 UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience       


Registration Information

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Please note that if registering as a non-member,  the registration fee includes a free years membership to the BNA.

Registration includes tea, coffee and refreshments during the event, followed by a wine reception.


Free for BNA members

£40 for students and retired non-BNA members

£75 for non-BNA members

£90 for corporate non-BNA members

Please have your credit / debit card to hand whilst registering for this event if there is a cost associated with your attendance.


A number of sponsorship opportunites are available for this event, contact for more details.


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Posted on 08/10/2013

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