Tag Archives: neurology

2nd April 2012 – The Brain: the Impact of Tea and Coffee

The Brain – the impact of tea and coffee + plasticity: “What shall I be today?” It’s not just Quantum Mechanics which is complicated, is it? The human brain is probably the most complex object in the universe. Come and … Continue reading

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9th January 2012 – Neuronal Analysis is just Modern Phrenology

Is MRI brain scanning any more useful than phrenology was? We’ll have a quick look at both techniques and compare the data available from each. Professor Raymond Tallis of Manchester University will explain his view on Neuronal Analysis. Is it akin … Continue reading

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10th May 2010 – Memories are Made of This

Professor Alistair Burns (MBChB, FRCP, FRCPsych, MD, MPhil, DHMSA) is Deputy Dean for Clinical Affairs and Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at The University of Manchester in the UK and an Honorary Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist in the Manchester Mental Health and … Continue reading

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12th April 2010 – The Brain in the Gut

In this talk, Dr Cath O’Neill from the University of Manchester Gastrointestinal Sciences Group, will talk about how the brain ‘talks’ to the gut to control eating and drinking. Put simply, the brain controls everything we do. This includes things … Continue reading

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7th July 2008 – Consciousness: What is it? How Might it Work?

Professor John Jefferys from Birmingham University helped us understand what we know about consciousness. Of course some things are not yet known but good progress is being made. Among other areas, Prof Jefferys has been researching how the brain solves … Continue reading

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5th February 2007 – Prehistory and the Evolution of Mind

Professor Steven Mithen from Reading University led our discussion on how the human mind evolved to its current position. One would have thought that since thoughts do not leave many fossils that this would be an impossible task. Minds however … Continue reading

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