The Wellcome Trust hosted the CEN’s workshop on Friday 17th March, with a broad spread of academics, students, teachers, consultants and individuals from charities and organisations attending.
The video recordings from the above event are now available online. http://www.educationalneuroscience.org.uk/workshops/neuroscience-in-the-classroom-current-progress-and-future-challenges-friday-17th-march-2017/
There are just 4 pictured here….but there are quite a few more….!
New radio series about knowledge that I really enjoyed making….
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!
New two-parter on Wednesday at 8pm on Channel 4….
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.
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.
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!
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!
Many thanks to everyone who turned out in Barcelona this week for my “Thinking about future challenges of education in Catalonia” debate – and especially to Diego Redolar Ripoll, Anna Carballo and Marta Portero for my welcoming lunch. Also i bumped into an old friend Manuel Brunet (who did his masters with us 2 years ago) and new friend Dr Paola Portilla who is visiting us soon (both pictured).
New series starting and lots of “theory of mind” issues tonight!