Seminar: Professor Sophie Scott

The science of laughter
Monday 9 January @ 4 pm5:30 pm (Sherrington Library)

Sophie Scott from the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London will discuss her research on the neural basis and functions of laughter at the Cortex Club on Monday, 9 January. She is particularly interested in the neural basis of vocal communication, the expression of emotion in the voice, and individual differences in speech perception.

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Seminar: Dr Suresh Jesuthasan

Schreckstoff and the regulation of brain state
Wednesday 30 November @ 4 pm5:30 pm (Sherrington Library)

Suresh Jesuthasan from the A*Star – Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore will discuss his research at the Cortex Club on Wednesday 30 November. It is known that the skin of some fish produces a substance that can induce terror in other species. During the talk, Suresh Jesuthasan will discuss the nature of the substance, and some insights his group has gained into the neural circuits mediating these effects.

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Seminar: Professor Karl Friston

I am therefore I think
Wednesday 23 November @ 4 pm5:30 pm (Le Gros Clark Lecture Theatre)

Karl Friston from University College London (UCL) will discuss his research at the Cortex Club on Wednesday 23 November. Friston currently works on models of functional integration in the human brain and the principles that underlie neuronal interactions. His main contribution to theoretical neurobiology is a free-energy principle for action and perception (active inference).

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