Jan Slaby – Critical Neuroscience Meets Medical Humanities

William Viney writes – This is the second of five posts introducing individual papers from a special issue of Medical Humanities, edited by myself, Felicity Callard, and Angela Woods. A more general overview of the special issue can be found here. Jan Slaby’s paper on the role of critique and collaboration in approaches to neuroscience seeks Read the full article…

Affect: Pleasure, Pain and Emotions – an interdisciplinary workshop (University of Sheffield, 5-6 June 2015)

Affect: Pleasure, Pain and Emotions – an interdisciplinary workshop Friday 5 and Saturday 6 June 2015 University of Sheffield, UK This interdisciplinary workshop will bring together philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists to discuss the following topics amongst others: Pleasures, pains, and emotions are affective states. Why so? What makes a throbbing pain and a feeling of Read the full article…

Winter School in Psychiatry, Philosophy and Neuroscience (University of Otago, 21-24 June 2015)

Bioethics Centre, 71 Frederick Street, University of Otago, Dunedin 21st – 24th June 2015 Download Programme Overview: We will be providing a mixed learning opportunity involving presentations and case-based problem solving workshops, with the aim of encouraging and supporting integrative thinking in neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry and philosophy. The presentations and discussions will cover a range Read the full article…

Psychosis and the Hypothesis Testing Brain (Talk, Durham University, 29 April 2015)

The next meeting of the Joint Special Interest Group in Psychosis (JSIGP), featuring a presentation by Dr Sam Wilkinson (Department of Philosophy, Durham University) on ‘Psychosis and the Hypothesis Testing Brain’ will be held on Wednesday April 29th 2015 from 5.30 – 7PM in the Joachim Room, College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham University (30 on this map). Abstract: There is a recent Read the full article…

Why the Humanities: Answers from the Cognitive and Neurosciences (CfP, Kent State University Ohio, 9-12 July 2015

The purpose of this conference is to highlight and enhance the contributions that humanities education makes to personal well being, responsible citizenship, and social justice. Recent studies in the cognitive and neurosciences indicate how humanities education can develop the following key cognitive and emotional capabilities that are essential not only for personal well being but Read the full article…

“Towards Neuro-Social Science: The Politics and Pragmatics of Collaboration” (Symposium, 11 December 2014, London)

“Towards Neuro-Social Science: The Politics and Pragmatics of Collaboration”: Neuroscience & Society Network Symposium When: Thursday December 11th, 9 1m-5 pm Where: Room 1.71, Franklin Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus, King’s College London The more we experiment on and with the human brain and nervous system, the more we realize that our neurobiological inheritances are bound up with cultural, Read the full article…

The Human Sciences after the Decade of the Brain (CfP, Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz, 30-31March 2015)

Perspectives on the Neuro-Turn in the Social Sciences and the Humanities. Philosophy Department, Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz, Germany March 30 – March 31, 2015 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS It is now almost 25 years since the U.S. Congress authorized the then president, George Bush Sr., to proclaim the decade beginning January 1, 1990 as the Decade Read the full article…

Neuroscience and Social Science: Experimental Imaginations

This podcast was developed through Pod Academy – an open access podcasting initiative based in London. It features CMH’s Felicity Callard, the KCL-based sociologist Des Fitzgerald, and William Viney. This podcast is about the relations between the social sciences and the neurosciences, and what it might mean to do interdisciplinary work between these areas. Des Read the full article…

Music, Emotions and Well-being: historical and scientific perspectives (Conference, London, 20 June 2014)

Music, Emotions and Well-being: historical and scientific perspectives International Conference, 20 June 2014, Robin Brook Centre, Queen Mary University of London Organised by Penelope Gouk (Manchester), James Kennaway (Newcastle), Jacomien Prins (Warwick), and Wiebke Thormählen (Royal College of Music) Music is commonly treated as an emotional stimulant that can calm, console or energise. That music Read the full article…

First Hub Residency at Wellcome Collection to be led by CMH staff member Felicity Callard with CMH Affiliate Charles Fernyhough in Core Team

The Centre for Medical Humanities (CMH) is delighted to announce that first two-year £1m residency of The Hub at Wellcome Collection will be led by Dr Felicity Callard (Senior Lecturer in CMH and the Department of Geography), with Prof Charles Fernyhough (CMH Affiliate) as one of the core team (along with Claudia Hammond, Dr Daniel Read the full article…