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13:15 - 13:55 15 March 2011
LUNCH HOUR LECTURE: Should the brain be left to neuroscientists?
Darwin Lecture Theatre - accessed via Malet Place |
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom
Admission: Free and open to anyone on a first-come first-served basis. Lectures are also streamed live online or can be downloaded after the event.
Dr Daniel Glaser, UCL Psychology
Since the 'decade of the brain' in the 1990s an increasing range of previously taboo subjects have been examined by neuroscientists. These include autobiographical memory, aesthetics, love and of course consciousness itself. The rise of imaging techniques which provide engaging pictures of brain activity have added to the appeal. Of course plenty of other discplines within the arts as well as science put the brain at the heart of their project. But how effectively has neuroscience integrated these other approaches into its work? And should the direction of brain research be left to scientists anyway?
This lecture marks Brain Awareness Week 14-20 March.
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