Learn more about neuroscience – summer 2013

By Lisa Sansom / December 10, 2012 / 0 Comments

Readers of this blog will remember that, last summer, I attended the Neuroscience Boot Camp at the University of Pennsylvania. I wrote several blogs (see below) about it over the course of about 10 days, and had a great time. I met lawyers, ethicists, scientists and educators. I learned about brain cells, fMRIs, synapses and […]

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Neuroscience boot camp – last day (one week later)

By Lisa Sansom / August 17, 2012 / 0 Comments

Admittedly it’s been more than a week and it’s been weighing on my mind that this Neuroscience Boot Camp theme hasn’t been formally finished. After the last day of classes, we had a gala dinner, which was lovely, and then a few people went out (myself included) and then I was up early the next […]

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Second last day – Neuroscience boot camp – how much can we cram in?

By Lisa Sansom / August 7, 2012 / 2 Comments

Today was the second-last day of the Neuroscience boot camp. I have to say, it’s getting harder each day to pay full attention. The material is still fascinating, even when it’s not what I came here for, but my focus and attention have degraded to approximately the level of a toddler. And the two-year old, […]

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What day is this? at the neuroscience bootcamp

By Lisa Sansom / August 6, 2012 / 0 Comments

Oh I have lost track of all days. This will be a short blog – although the information today was fascinating, it wasn’t quite my preferred topic, and I think I burned out a few neurons along the way. Today, we learned about pathologies of cognition and the neuroscience of social-affective disorders. In the “social-affective […]

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Neuroscience – Day Five – social-affective fun stuff

By Lisa Sansom / August 5, 2012 / 1 Comment

It has been a very very very full day – with a few more “very”s in there. Even though I was in class all day Saturday, it really flew by with such interest and application – well this could be a very long blog – we’ll see how it turns out. As always, if there […]

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Neuroscience – Day Four – getting to the good stuff!

By Lisa Sansom / August 3, 2012 / 0 Comments

The title of this blog is not meant to imply that the other days haven’t been good – they have been superb! They just weren’t quite what I came here for. Today, we started to get into the good stuff about cognition, behaviour, memory and affect – just started… The morning was given over to […]

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