All in the mind?

Monday 26 April 2010

A leading expert in neuroscience will deliver a lecture at the University of St Andrews this week (Thursday 29 April 2010).

Professor Bill Newsome will talk on ‘The mind: brain or spirit?’ in the latest of the James Gregory Science and Religion lectures.

Professor Newsome, an award-winning scientist at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, is a leading investigator in the fields of sensory and cognitive neuroscience.  He has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of the neural mechanisms underlying visual perception and simple forms of decision making.

His research focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying visual perception, visually based decision making, and related issues in cognitive neuroscience. He seeks to understand how higher mammals acquire sensory information about the world, how that information is processed within the brain, and how behavioural responses to that information are organised.

Professor Bill Newsome will deliver ‘The mind: brain or spirit?’ as part of the James Gregory lecture series on Science and Religion, at 5.15pm on Thursday, 29 April 2010 at the Younger Hall, North Street, St Andrews.  The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a Reception until 7pm.


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