Brain Awareness Week

Neuroscience Research Day 2013

Neuroscience Research Day 2013 was an outstanding success. We had a number record of Centre for Neuroscience graduate and undergraduate students present their research.

The keynote lecture was presented by Dr. Ian Whishaw from the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge.

Keynote title: What Happened to the ‘U’ in Behavioural Neuroscience?

Abstract: I have been asked to reminisce about behavioral neuroscience. I will describe the study of dead reckoning, the science of where YOU are now and where your home is. I will also describe studies of skilled reaching, the behaviour YOU use to eat. Dead reckoning is a behavior related to your feet and skilled reaching is a behavior related your hands. Perhaps evolution is conservative and solves different problems with similar algorithms.