The conference starts at 10am, but please try to arrive with time to find your seats!

Mind the Brain will feature short 15-minute talks from 12 different researchers at the forefront of cognitive neuroscience. To close the day, there will be a panel discussion focusing on how the future of cognitive neuroscience will affect the lives of the public. This will be followed by a wine reception

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09:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 11:30 Block 1
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee and tea
12:00 - 13:30 Block  2
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 Block 3
16:10 - 17:00 Panel discussion
17:00 - 18:00 Drinks and nibbles

Block 1

Tim Shallice - Cognitive neuroscience, then and now

Leun Otten How we lay down new memories

Oliver Robinson - Anxiety in the brain: adventures with a shock machine

Lucy FoulkesSocial reward in healthy and clinical populations

Block 2

Val CurranCannabis: Madness and Medicine?

Camilla NordWhy psychiatry needs neuroscience: the search for new depression treatments

Robb RutledgeModelling happiness

Sarah White - Autism: are you thinking what I think I'm thinking you're thinking?


Geraint Rees

Martin Eimer

Nima Khalighinejad

Ana Kuppuswamy

Chair: Steve Cross

Block 3

Katerina FotopoulouThe embodied mind

Steve Di Costa From sensory cues to a sense of agency

Jo HaleHumans versus avatars in the future of mimicry research

Heather PayneThere's more to language than meets the ear