The Default Mode Network in Aesthetics & Creativity (Neuroscience Symposium, New York City, 6–7 February 2014)

  Thursday–Friday, February 6–7, 2014 The Default Mode Network in Aesthetics and Creativity: Neuroscience Symposium The Italian Academy, Columbia University Free and open to the public. Space is limited; please reserve seats Keynote speech by Marcus Raichle (Washington U. School of Medicine). With Randy Buckner (Harvard), Felicity Callard (Durham U.), Maurizio Corbetta (Washington U. School of Medicine), Rex Jung (U. of New Mexico), Bill Kelley (Dartmouth), Daniel Margulies (Max Planck Institute, Read the full article…

Bio-Social Methods for a Vitalist Social Science (CFP, Workshop, Birmingham, 16 July 2013)

Workshop: Bio-Social Methods for a Vitalist Social Science University of Birmingham, Tuesday 16th July 2013 You are invited to attend a free workshop hosted by the Institute of Advanced Studies and the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham on “Bio-Social Methods for a Vitalist Social Science”.  Confirmed speakers include: Dr John Read the full article…

Critical Neuroscience: The context and implications of human brain research (CFP, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience)

Special issue: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Critical Neuroscience: The context and implications of human brain research Topic Editors: Suparna Choudhury, McGill University, Canada Jan Slaby, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Daniel S. Margulies, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Jul 2013 Deadline for full article submission: 15 Jan 2014 This special issue Read the full article…

Neurointerventions & the Law (CFP, Workshop, Hamburg, 7 March 2013)

CfA & Workshop Announcement: Neurointerventions and the law March 7th, Faculty of Law, University of Hamburg Progress in neuroscience has given rise to many new ethical questions and, consequently, to the new discipline of neuroethics. In the law, however, many issues –apart from the problem of free will and criminal responsibility– remain poorly analyzed, especially Read the full article…

Neurocritiques? Neuroentanglements? Thinking through collaboration with cognitive neuro-sciences/scientists

On November 29, a group of us gathered at the Culture and Mental Health Research Unit at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal – on a day that felt very cold to me (-15 degrees C), but probably far from cold to Montreal’s hardy residents (who are accustomed to enduring temperatures that can drop to -40). Read the full article…

Mapping the Field of Neurocritique & Neuroentanglements (Workshop, Montreal, 29 November 2012)

Next week, I shall be taking forward the ‘Experimental Entanglements’ work that Des Fitzgerald and I (along with colleagues Simone Kühn and Ulla Schmid) developed in the context of our Berlin workshop (at which many Durham CMH members and affiliates participated). I shall be joining colleagues from McGill University and from Berlin at a workshop Read the full article…

Cognitive Futures in the Humanities (CfP, Conference, Bangor University, 4-6 April 2013)

COGNITIVE FUTURES IN THE HUMANITIES International Conference 4-6th April 2013 School of Linguistics & English Language, Bangor University We invite 20-minute paper submissions for a major international conference organized on the Cognitive Futures in the Humanities. The conference will take place on 4-6 April 2013, and will be hosted by Bangor University. Confirmed plenary speakers Read the full article…

Industriousness and Daydreaming: Cognitive Neuroscience’s Revaluation of Rest – Felicity Callard (Seminar, Glasgow, November 2 2012)

Industriousness and Daydreaming: Cognitive Neuroscience’s Revaluation of Rest Dr Felicity Callard Senior Lecturer in Social Science for Medical Humanities, Durham University Friday 2nd of November, 3:30pm East Quadrangle Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow Wine Reception to follow Abstract: How might human geography respond to the epistemological and ontological challenges posed by the cognitive neurosciences — Read the full article…

Experimental entanglements in cognitive neuroscience (Workshop, Twitter #EECN, Update)

Please click here for all updated information regarding this conference (including, now, full abstracts from all speakers), and here for the previous blog post about this event. Many of the Centre for Medical Humanities team (core members and affiliates) will be participating in this workshop. The Twitter hashtag to follow is #EECN, and there will Read the full article…

Experimental Entanglements in Cognitive Neuroscience (Workshop, Blog, 25 October 2012, Berlin)

The workshop on “Experimental Entanglements in Cognitive Neuroscience” was announced on this blog last month. Des Fitzgerald (Sociology, LSE), the co-convenor of the workshop, has now created a website for the workshop: Experimental Entanglements. The programme has just been finalized, and we shall continue adding additional materials in the next few weeks. We have already posted Read the full article…