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Christmas Symposium 2013

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BNA and Sainsbury Wellcome Centre at UCL

Christmas Symposium 2013

The Musical Brain

The BNA have teamed up with the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre at University College London to present this year's seasonal symposium which features a top line-up of speakers who will explore our musical brains........

**PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED**

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When

Monday 16th December 2013

Where

Darwin Lecture Theatre, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Description

Whether you attend a solemn religious ceremony or an alcohol-fuelled karaoke, Christmas is a time for music. From sublime carols to seasonal pop songs, Christmas provides the perfect opportunity to unleash our inner Diva. Even if Christmas is irrelevant to you, the pleasure of music is universal, an essential part of every human culture.  Join the BNA at its annual Christmas Symposium to explore the neuroscience of music, from the mechanics of sound perception all the way through to the therapeutic uses of music, in an appreciation of The Musical Brain.

Programme

 

12:00

Registration

12:50

Welcome and Introduction
Professor Russell Foster, President of the BNA, University of Oxford

13:00

Maria Chait, University College London
"Discovering patterns in sound sequences"

 

13:35

Katie Overy, University of Edinburgh
"The rhythmic brain"

 

14:10

Alan Watson, University of Cardiff
"
Emotional responses to music"

 

14:45

Dr Lauren Stewart, Goldsmith’s University of London
"Uncovering musicality in congenital amusia"

15:20

Tea break (tea,coffee,biscuits)
Musical accompaniment from Jinpo Xiang

15:50

British Neuroscience Association Awards presented by Professor Russell Foster, President of the BNA, University of Oxford

Public Understanding of Neuroscience: Dr Jane Hayley,   University of Edinburgh

Contribution to Neuroscience: Professor Uta Frith, DBE, University College London

Postgraduate award 2013: Dr Rumana Chowdhury, University College London

Undergraduate award 2013: Elina Jacobs, University of Edinburgh


16:15

Peter Todd, Alzheimer’s Society
"Singing for the Brain"

16:50

Jason Warren
"Dementia and the musical brain"

17:25

Panel Discussion with the Speakers

17:50

Wine and mince pie reception
Musical accompaniment from Rhapsody in Bluegrass

18.30

Close

18:45 – 20:00

Speakers and VIP dinner at the Terrace Restaurant

We are delighted to announce the following award winners:

Public Understanding of Neuroscience

 Dr Jane Haley

 Edinburgh Neuroscience Coordinator
 University of Edinburgh

 

 

 

 

 

Contribution to Neuroscience

 Professor Uta Frith

 Uta Frith, DBE, FRS, FBA, FmedSci
 Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Development
 UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience       

 

 

 

 

 

Postgraduate award 2013

 

 Dr Rumana Chowdhury

 University College London

 

 

 

 

 

Undergraduate award 2013

 

 Elina Jacobs

 University of Edinburgh

 

 

 

It is currently not possible to register for this event. Registration is closed.

Cost

Free for BNA members

£40 for students and retired non-BNA members

£75 for non-BNA members

£90 for corporate non-BNA members

Please have your credit / debit card to hand whilst registering for this event if there is a cost associated with your attendance.

Sponsors

Lonza is the global leader in the life science markets: Microbial Control and Custom Manufacturing, with state-of-the-art products, services, and research.


          


Alzheimer's Research UK is the UK's leading dementia research charity specialising in finding preventions, treatments and a cure for dementia.

Advertising, exhibition and sponsorship opportunites are available for this event, contact office@bna.org.uk for more details.

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