Science guest lecture : Professor Matthew Longo: the body in the brain - the psychology and neuroscience of body perception

Course Dates: 18/10/19
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Although our own body is perhaps the most familiar of all objects in the world, recent findings have revealed that in many cases the brain appears to maintain remarkably impoverished and distorted body representations.Professor Longo's lecture will explore the mental representation of our body and how this shapes perception.



Matthew Longo is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck, University of London where he directs the Body Representation Laboratory. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.



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Description

What is the course about?

The lecture will cover how body representation emerges during development and the extent to which it can be altered in adults using various illusions and perceptual inputs. Professor Longo’s research investigates the mental representation of the body and the bodily senses, such as touch, pain, and proprioception, using a range of methods from experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

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What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

All welcome. No previous knowledged required.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Illustrated lecture, followed by questions and discussion.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

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Course Code: HS145

Fri, eve, 18 Oct - 18 Oct '19

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £15.00
Senior fee: £15.00
Concession: £15.00

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