Brain and Mind - From Concrete to Abstract Events
In each of the 'Brain and Mind' interdisciplinary series of workshops, a subject is proposed for discussion. Experts from different disciplines say how they would approach it from their disciplinary perspective, showing the complex and multidimensional nature of the subject matter. The workshops finish with a roundtable discussion of the talks with the speakers. Undergraduates and graduates of the University, A-level students and members of the public are all welcome.
Brain and Mind: Pain and the Brain will take place on 4 November 2021 in the Jaqueline du Pré Music Building. It will also be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend in person.
The first of these popular events to be held virtually was Brain and Mind: Understanding the Relationship on 11 February 2021. Our three expert speakers each gave a talk on the subject: Dr Maike Glitsch from the perspective of neuroscience; Dr Ann Dowker from the perspective of psychology; and Dr Anita Avramides from the perspective of philosophy. There was a chaired discussion, with questions from the audience at this live, virtual event. A second virtual event, Brain and Mind: Music on the Brain, took place on 6 May 2021.
Other past events in the 'Brain and Mind - from concrete to abstract' seminar series have included:
- Art and the Brain, 30 January 2020
- Creativity and the Brain, 24 October 2019
- Criminality and the Brain, 24 January 2019
- Dementia and the Brain, 9 May 2019
- Risk-Taking and the Brain, 18 October 2018
- Time and the Brain, 15 May 2018
- Memory and the Brain, 25 January 2018
- Perception and the Brain, 19 October 2017
- Addiction and the Brain, 4 May 2017
- Sleep and the Brain, 2 February 2017
- Depression and the Brain, 20 October 2016
- Bilingualism and the Brain, 5 May 2016
- Emotions and the Brain, 17 February 2016
- Music and the Brain, 26 October 2015