The Emotional Brain: The 14th Oxford Brain Day
The fourteenth in the popular series of annual Oxford Brain Days is devoted to the emotional brain. From sadness and depression to laughter and joy, from loathing to love; the emotions of ourselves and those around us play a vital part in all our lives. Not surprisingly, the study of emotion is an integral and important part of modern neuroscience, benefitting greatly from the application of modern measurement techniques. What is the physical basis of emotion? How do our emotions affect us, and what are the mechanisms that underlie emotional resilience? These are just some of the questions to be answered in what is expected to be a moving and a deeply affecting day.
As usual, the event is aimed at the general public and is open to all. No specialist knowledge is required; just a brain and the desire to know how it works.
9.30am Reward and the emotional brain
Assoc. Prof. Ciara McCabe (University of Reading)
11.15am Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain: The roots of Pessimism and
Prof Elaine Fox (University of Oxford)
2.00pm Pleasure and the emotional brain
Prof Morten Kringelbach (University of Oxford)
3.45pm Laughter, language and the emotional brain
Prof Sophie Scott (University College London)
Accommodation is often available in Rewley House for those who wish to stay on the night before a course. Please contact our Residential Centre on 01865 270362 for details of availability and prices.
Tuition fee: £66.00
If you are in receipt of a state benefit you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees.
If you do not qualify for the concessionary fee but are experiencing financial hardship, you may still be eligible for financial assistance.
Professor Robert JA Lambourne
Director of Studies
is Professor of Educational Physics at the Open University and director of studies in Physical Sciences at OUDCE.
Dr Christopher-James Harvey
Director of Studies
Professor Elaine Fox
is Professor of Cognitive & Affective Psychology, University of Oxford. Her work focuses on the nature of human emotions and why there is such a wide variety of response to the same environmental situation.
Prof Morten Kringelbach
Prof Ciara McCabe
Associate Professor in Neuroscience at the Psychology department, University of Reading.
Professor Sophie Scott
is Wellcome Trust senior fellow at University College London (UCL), researching the neuroscience of voices, speech, and laughter. She is also Deputy Director of UCL's Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
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