How do we read minds?

Locations
Lecture Theatre G15, Muirhead Tower
Category
Lectures Talks and Workshops
Date(s)
Thursday 8th May 2014 (17:15-18:15)
Contact

Charlotte Jones
Email: c.k.jones@bham.ac.uk
Tel: 0121 414 5473

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https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/les/news-events/Inaugural-Lecture-Series/registration.aspx
Description
Professor Ian Apperly

Ian Apperly, Professor of Cognition and Development will deliver his inaugural lecture as part of the College of Life and Environmental Sciences inaugural lecture series. 

Perhaps you thought only Derren Brown could read minds. But in fact most of us work out what others think quite routinely in the course of everyday social life. There is much debate about how these abilities originate in humans, and whether chimps or crows can mindread too. We know that impaired mindreading following brain injury or psychiatric disorders causes significant social difficulties. 

We are only just beginning to understand why some people attending inaugural lectures are better at mindreading than others. 

17:15 Lecture Starts 1
18:15 Drinks and Canapé

This event is free of charge but booking is recommended.