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Invitation to the Bristish Neuroscience Association Christmas Symposium, 2010 at the Royal Society

What: T’is the season to be sociable: The neuroscience behind partying!

A timely (and seasonal) exploration of the evolutionary origins and neural mechanisms behind our pursuit for social interaction,

When: 1.00pm – 6.30pm, Wednesday, 15th December, 2010

Where: The Royal Society, London.

Cost: Free for members of the BNA, nominal charge for non members.

Registration: required, see link below.

With an Introduction and Chaired by Professor Trevor Robbins, FRS, President of the British Neuroscience Association, University of Cambridge.

This Symposium presents an outstanding line up of speakers. The PDF programme for this event can be accessed by clicking here, with presentations including:

Socialising by Corvids and Children: Are they as different as you think?

with Professor Nicola S Clayton (pictured right enjoying her major hobby dancing) FRS, University of Cambridge and Rambert Dance Company's Scientific Advisor. 

The Social Brain

with Professor Robin Dunbar, FBA, Director of the Institute o f the Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford 

 The Importance of Play 

with Professor Kevin Fone, Institute of Neuroscience, The University of  Nottingham  

The Brains behind a Cooperative and Altruistic Christmas

with Dr. Ben Seymour, Clinical Research Fellow, University College London.

The Social Brain in Adolescence

with Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, pictured right, Leader of the Developmental Cognitive, Neuroscience Group at University College London 

A Social Role for Robotics?

with Professor Chris Melhuish, pictured left, FBCS FIET, Director of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), University of Bristol and the University of the West of England.

Presentations will be followed by a stimulating panal discussion, Chaired by Professor David Nutt, President - Elect of the BNA, Imperial College London.

You are invited to join the speakers and BNA Committee for a wine reception at the  Royal Society to conclude the event. During the wine reception we are delighted to be able to present Dr. Ben Goldacre, pictured left, writer, broadcaster, and medical doctor, with the 2010 BNA Award for Public Engaement of Science. This Award will be presented by Professor R G M Morris,  FRS. Royal Society/Wolfson Professor of Neuroscience, The University of Edinburgh.

For further information regarding this event, and to register, please click here.

Posted on 15/11/2010

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