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Minding the gaps: the challenges of interdisciplinary developmental science - Workshop at MRC CBU

Minding the gaps: the challenges of interdisciplinary developmental science

A British Academy funded workshop hosted at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (Cambridge) on the 19th of September, 2014

A number of disciplines are converging upon the importance on studying cognition and neuroscience in childhood and adolescence. The result is that the field of developmental science is inherently interdisciplinary, borrowing tools, techniques, aims and approaches from cognitive psychology, education, clinical sciences and neuroscience. Working across the gaps between these disciplines presents a number of challenges. The purpose of this workshop is to share our findings, discuss these challenges and encourage early career researchers developing their own research questions in this area.

Our speakers all bridge the gaps between two or more of these disciplines. They include: Susan Gathercole (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge); Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (UCL); Gaia Scerif (University of Oxford); Sarah Durston (University of Utrecht, Netherlands); Courtenay Norbury (Royal Holloway, University of London); Lucy Henry (City University, London); Duncan Astle (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge).

The workshop will be held at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge (http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/) on the 19th of September, 2014. Whilst there is no cost to the workshop, spaces are very limited so it is important to request a place. To do so please email: Jessica.barnes@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk.  In your email please let us know your full name, position and affiliation. We are keen to encourage early career researchers (either pre-doctoral or within 3 years of completing their PhD).

Posted on 06/08/2014

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