Brain and Mind
St Hilda's College

Brain and Mind

From concrete to abstract

Brain and Mind events take place in collaboration with the Medical School Hamburg (MSH) and will have an online component to increase reach.

The idea for the Brain and Mind – from concrete to abstract series of workshops was sparked by a discussion between Dr Maike Glitsch (Fellow in Preclinical Medicine, St Hilda’s College) and Dr Anita Avramides (Fellow in Philosophy, St Hilda’s College). They discovered that they were interested in some of the same issues - in short, how the brain works and what this can tell us about the mind.

Drs Glitsch and Avramides joined forces with the psychology tutors at St Hilda’s, Drs Ann Dowker and Stephen McHugh, to institute the 'Brain and Mind' series. These interdisciplinary workshops look at brain-related issues from the point of view of neuroscience, psychology, clinical medicine and philosophy. They cover topics as diverse as schizophrenia, music, and bilingualism. The workshops are aimed at a broad audience, including fellow academics, students and the general public.

Past events in the Brain and Mind seminar series include:

  • Rationality/Decision-Making and the Brain, 31 January 2023
  • Belief and the Brain, 24 October 2022
  • Synaesthesia and the Brain, 10 May 2022
  • Colour and the Brain, 1 February 2022
  • Pain and the Brain, 4 November 2021
  • Music and the Brain, 6 May 2021
  • Understanding the Relationship, 11 February 2021
  • Art and the Brain, 30 January 2020
  • Creativity and the Brain, 24 October 2019
  • Dementia and the Brain, 9 May 2019
  • Criminality and the Brain, 24 January 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

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