Postgraduate Cardiff Neuroscience Society (PCNS)
The PCNS is proud to present our latest neuroscience café:
"Wales Autism Research Centre"
Tuesday the 7th of June.
From 6.15pm, Graduate Centre.
The next café will be hosted in collaboration with the Welsh Autism Research Centre on Tuesday 7th June from 6.15pm. This café will highlight the sensory symptoms of autism, including the perspectives of families and professionals dealing with these symptoms in everyday life and information from academics on research being undertaken into the topic.
Further details to be confirmed.
In addition to these neuroscience cafes the regular socials have continued, and our science themed pubquiz on the 19th May was a success raising £100 for Mencap, the charity chosen by the winning team.
Previous Neuroscience Café Topics
The Postgraduate Cardiff Neuroscience Society (PCNS) supported by the NMH RI, has hosted several events over the last few months including a neuroscience café on ‘Science and the Media’. This cafe led by Dr. Chris Chambers from the School of Psychology and Prof. Jenny Kitzinger from the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies covered issues such as how to improve the communication between scientists and journalists and where the responsibility lies for reporting good science.
Previous café's have also looked at the following topics:
- Thursday 14 October 2010
Perception: Changes in the sense of reality
- Thursday 13 May 2010
"The Nature of Nurture - The effect of the environment on gene expression"
- Thursday 11 March 2010
Stem Cells: Progress - Issues - Misconceptions
- Thursday 3 December 2009
"What does science understand about consciousness? In Healthy and abnormal brain states"
- Thursday 8 October 2009
"Personality, are we just a bag of chemicals"
- Thursday 11 June 200
"Manipulating the Mind: Memory and its Limitations"
- Monday 9 March 2009
"Get smart with Drugs? The science and ethics of cognitive enhancers"