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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
with Dr. Ben Seymour, Clinical Research Fellow, University College London.
The Social Brain in Adolescence
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.
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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