Neurophilosophy

Neuroscience Boot Camp

Professor Martha J. Farah emailed me recently to ask if I’d help spread the word about Neuroscience Boot Camp, which will take place at the University of Pennsylvania in August of next year:

What happens at Neuroscience Boot Camp?

Through a combination of lectures, break-out groups, panel discussions and laboratory visits, participants will gain an understanding of the methods of neuroscience and key findings on the cognitive and social-emotional functions of the brain, lifespan development and disorders of brain function.

Each lecture will be followed by extensive Q&A. Break-out groups will allow participants to delve more deeply into topics of relevance to their fields. Laboratory visits will include a trip to an MRI scanner, an EEG/ERP lab, an animal neurophysiology lab, and a transcranial magnetic stimulation lab. Participants will also have access to an extensive online library of copyrighted materials selected for relevance to the Boot Camp, including classic and review articles and textbook chapters in cognitive and affective neuroscience and the applications of neuroscience to diverse fields.

Who should apply?

Graduate and professional students, working professionals and college and university faculty are encouraged to apply. The only prerequisites are a grasp of basic statistics and at least a dim recollection of high school biology and physics. (A short set of readings will be made available prior to the Boot Camp to remind you about the essentials.)

Comments

  1. #1 jan
    December 15, 2008

    I have a friend who is a great public speaker, a new york times best selling author, incredibly smart, aspergian, AND has benefited from TMS – he might be someone you would like to tell his story at your conference. He has a blog spot connecting alot of his info on TMS experience. I encourage you to check it out. I hope you find it interesting.

    http://jerobison.blogspot.com/2008/11/summary-of-my-tms-posts.html

    if you do and want to contact him – i can help if you need it.

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