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Reminder: Faculty lecture next Wednesday

Don't forget that the second faculty lecture of 2009/10 will take place on Wednesday 10 March, 1600-1730, Lecture Theatre 4, Management School Building. This will be given by Christopher Frith, FRS, who is Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychology in the Welcome Trust Centre for Neuro-imaging at University College, London, and Niels Bohr Visiting Professor in the Interacting Minds project at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

The lecture will address the theme of The Social Brain, see here for the abstract and further details: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/events/?event_id=440.

Professor Chris Frith is one of the pioneers of the application of brain imaging to the study of mind and brain. He was a founder member of the Functional Imaging Laboratory at the Institute of Neurology in 1994. He is known for his work on the cognitive basis of schizophrenia, especially hallucinations and delusions. He is one of the Thomson ISI most highly cited authors in neuroscience, with an H index of 115. One of his most recent publications is an invited paper in the special issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Series B entitled "Personal perspectives in the life sciences for the Royal Society's 350th anniversary" published in January 2010. This is a collection of personal perspectives by leading scientists on topics of high current relevance and interest written specifically to mark the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society. His paper, written with Uta Frith, focussed on ‘The social brain' which is also the topic of his lecture to the Faculty next week. The talk should be of interest to scientists from a wide range of backgrounds and indeed to colleagues from across the university. All are welcome.

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Research Development Programme

There are still spaces available on the following courses this term:

For more details of these and other courses, please visit: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/postgraduate/rdp

Creativity and Change Conference - 20th March 2010

This free, campus-based event is a fantastic opportunity for you to present your work and your PhD experience to other PGR students from across the university.

Submissions are welcome from any discipline, in any stylistic form: from conference papers, posters and to small exhibitions. The theme of the conference - Creativity and Change - should be an element of your submitted piece of work. How you choose to relate the theme to your submission however, is up to you.

Have a look at the website for further details on how to submit your abstract http://createandchange.org.uk/


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