Tag Archives: neuroscience

The Cultural History of Exhaustion – Review

This review of the Exhaustion conference appeared on the fantastic Sleep Cultures blog: “On 25 October 2013, the University of Kent hosted a one-day interdisciplinary conference on exhaustion, organized by Anna Katharina Schaffner (Comparative Literature, Kent) and funded by the … Continue reading

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Neuroscience and Modern Fiction (CfP, Modern Fiction Studies, Deadline 1 February 2014)

Modern Fiction Studies Call for Papers: Upcoming Special Issue Neuroscience and Modern Fiction Guest Editor: Stephen J. Burn Deadline for Submissions: 1 February 2014 The Editors of MFS seek essays that consider how modern fiction has evolved in dialogue with … Continue reading

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Exhaustion (One day workshop, University of Kent, Friday 25 October 2013)

Exhaustion Friday, 25 October, Cathedral Lodge, Canterbury Funded by the Wellcome Trust Organised by Anna Katharina Schaffner This interdisciplinary conference explores different medical, psychological and socio-political narratives on the origins of and cures for exhaustion. Experts from diverse disciplines (including … Continue reading

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The Artful Brain (Institute of Philosophy Centre for the Study of the Senses Symposium, 25 October 2013)

INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF THE SENSES THE ARTFUL BRAIN Fri 25 October 2013 G22/26, Senate House, University of London From Ghiberti’s development of perspective to Gombrich’s work on illusions in art, the science of perception and … Continue reading

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Call For Participants: ‘Critical Medical Humanities’, Durham University (4 & 5 November 2013)

Organisers:  Felicity Callard, Will Viney, Angela Woods (Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University) To mark the conclusion of Durham University’s Centre for Medical Humanities’ Wellcome Trust Strategic Award, we are hosting an intense, future-orientated and interdisciplinary symposium. We invite 50 applicants … Continue reading

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Neurogenderings III: The 1st International Dissensus Conference on Brain & Gender (CFP, Conference, Lausanne, 8–10 May 2014)

NEUROGENDERINGS III THE 1ST INTERNATIONAL DISSENSUS CONFERENCE ON BRAIN AND GENDER 8-10 May 2014, University of Lausanne, Switzerland THE NEUROGENDERINGS NETWORK In 2010, the conference NeuroGenderings: Critical Studies of the Sexed Brain  was held in Uppsala (Sweden). It brought together … Continue reading

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Susan Aldworth’s Transience: Fiona Johnstone reviews the magic of etchings taken from brain tissue

Fiona Johnstone, PhD candidate at Birkbeck University, writes:  Susan Aldworth’s latest exhibition, Transience, at GV Arts, London, until 20th July, is based on a suite of etchings taken from slices of human brain tissue. The project is a collaboration between … Continue reading

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And then it hit me in the stomach – on the affective and emotional qualities of neuroscience

Des Fitzgerald writes: “I thought I knew a lot about autism, because I’d read a lot about autism, I’d heard a lot about autism – actually I was utterly unprepared for it […] here was thing I was really passionate … Continue reading

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Bracketing the World: Reading Poetry through Neuroscience by James Wilkes (The White Review)

Bracketing the World: Reading Poetry through Neuroscience James Wilkes “The anechoic chamber at University College London has the clutter of a space shared by many people: styrofoam cups, defunct pieces of equipment in the long purgatory between the days of … Continue reading

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New Neuroethics Blog: Penn Minds the Gap

The U Penn Center for Neuroscience & Society (CNS) announces its newest online venture, neuroethics blog Penn Minds the Gap.  Authored by Penn undergraduate Elena Gooray (SAS ’13), Penn Minds the Gap explores key ethical, legal, and social issues in the … Continue reading

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