Welcome to MBesc Network 2016-2017

Our MBesc Network is about to welcome this new academic year at the University of Bristol!

Everyone interested in research about the mind and the brain in educational and social contexts is welcome to our Thursday lunchtime seminars.

Come and meet us this Thursday and share your ideas along with a cup of tea and some biscuits!

MBesc Network


Mbesc Seminar: Racial Prejudice Across Lifespan

With the best wishes for the new year, we are delighted to invite you to our first lunchtime seminar of 2016: Racial Prejudice Across the Lifespan presented by Dr Amanda Williams who has recently joined University of Bristol.
In her talk, Dr. Williams will present some studies from her three major lines of research: prejudice development, visual attention during person perception, and the role of social norms on intergroup relations.
More information on Dr. Williams research, please visit www.amandawilliams.ca
This seminar will take place Thursday 21 January in Room 1.20 Graduate School of Education at 12.30.
We are looking forward to seeing you there.

New Mbesc Lunchtime Seminar: A neural basis for learning

Dear colleagues

Dr. Olav Krigolson, Professor at the University of Victoria, Canada and Director of the Neuroeducation Network at the same institution is visiting us this week. 

Advances in human neuroimaging have allowed researchers to examine neural learning systems within the human brain. In this talk, Prof Krigolson will discuss work his done in laboratory that has used electroencephalography to examine a reinforcement learning system within the medial-frontal cortex. He will also discuss practical implications that may be drawn from this work and how they impact the design of learning environments.

His presentation, A neural basis for learning, will take place at 12.30 at the Graduate School of Education (Room 4.06) on Thursday 10 December.


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About Dr. Krigolson…

He joined the university in 2014 after four years in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University. Prior to that he has a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia and received his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Victoria in 2007. Dr. Krigolson is an expert in the areas of human learning and decision-making. In his laboratory human neuroimaging is used in conjunction with advanced statistical and computational models  to further our understanding of how people learn and how they make decisions. To date, Dr. Krigolson has authored 39 publications and 124 conference presentations. He has raised over $1 million in research funding for his laboratory and his work was featured in a special edition of Macleans Magazine in 2013, “The New Brain”.

We are looking forward to seeing you there and share thoughts and ideas around this topic and a cup of tea and biscuits!

Mbesc Network

Mbesc Lunchtime Seminar: Latin American Teachers’ Perception of Brain Function

Interested in knowing what Latin American teachers think brain function is? You are welcome to our next Mbesc lunchtime seminar Thursday 19 November.

PhD Researcher Adriana Soni Garcia will be presenting her doctoral work on this topic at the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol (Room 4.06).

As usual, tea and biscuits will be part of our conversations. Come and join us!


Welcome to Mbesc Network 2015-16

We are delighted to invite you to the first meeting of our network. Please come and enjoy our Thursdays lunchtime seminars on brain and mind in educational and social contexts with our amazing speakers!

Prof. Paul Howard-Jones and Dr. Shelley McKeown Jones together with doctoral students will be hosting the opening seminar this Thursday 5 November 2015 at the Graduate School of Education University of Bristol.

We are looking forward to seeing you there and share tea and biscuits along with interest discussions!