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Lectures to give revealing insight into the brain

One of the world’s most distinguished brain scientists is to give a series of public lectures at the University of St Andrews.

Rodolfo Llinas, Professor of Neuroscience and Chairman of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at New York University, will give three separate lectures in the School of Biology on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 November and Friday 1 December 2000.

Professor Llinas is a member of the US National Academy of Science of the American Philosophical Society. His significant contributions to neuroscience research span many areas of the discipline but his main achievement relates to the discovery of intrinsic electrical properties of neurones and how they relate to the brain function. His return to the University follows his highly successful lecture series given ten years ago which formed the basis of his forthcoming book – “I of the Vortex: From Neurons to Self.”

The lectures, being held as part of the centenary year celebrations of the Bute Medical Buildings, will all be held at 5.15pm in Lecture Theatre B of the Bute Medical Buildings, St Andrews.

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Issued by Beattie Media on behalf of the University of St Andrews For more information please contact Claire Grainger on 01334 462530, 07730 415 015 or email cg24@st- andrews.ac.uk Ref: rodolfo/standrews/chg/21nov2000

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