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2006 Fall Symposium

"Neuroscience On Campus..."

Tuesday, October 31, 2006
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
University Center, Chesapeake A & B

I would like to invite you to attend the Second Annual Neuroscience Fall Symposium. I am pleased to announce that this year's Fall Neuroscience Symposium will be jointly sponsored by the Program in Neuroscience and the Government Department. Yes, the Government Department! Please mark your calendars and reserve the afternoon of Tuesday, October 31st 2006. Beginning with student poster presentations (2:00 - 3:00pm) and a select group of student talks (3:00 - 4:00pm), we will close the symposium with a keynote address (4:00 - 5:00pm) with a reception to follow. Students from across Neuroscience and the Government Department will be invited to present their research work.

Why the unique pairing of disciplines? Well, because they are not so exclusive anymore. Our Keynote Address will be given by Darren Schreiber, who is a faculty member of the Political Science Department at UCSD. His work on the emergence and complexity in political systems has included a focus on using functional brain imaging (fMRI) to study the neural substrates of "political cognition and affect". He has become well known to his colleagues in political science, and respected by many in the Neuroscience community for his tempered use of this technology and thought provoking conclusions. This should be an interesting talk for all to hear and I hope you can attend. I also hope we can find a way to spread the word to the larger community.

Please join me for this afternoon of Neuroscience & Political Thought. An afternoon that even Christopher Wren would have agreed will be time well spent.

John Griffin
Director, Program in Neuroscience

Fall Symposium Announcement Schedule