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N. 3 - 13 feb 2013
ISSN 2037-4801

International info   a cura di Cecilia Migali

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Cognitive neuroscience: the frontier of knowing ourselves  

During the course 'Brain imaging and cognitive neuroscience', organized by the Erice International School of Science Journalism that will be held in Erice from May 25 to 29 2013, scientists will present the state-of-the-art in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, magnetic resonance imaging, and possibly other frontier topics, while science journalists will work out the challenges from their perspective.

Functional magnetic resonance imaging, born about 20 years ago, generated a dramatic advancement in the investigation of the Human Brain Function. Its use has progressively been combined with other techniques, like high resolution Morphometry, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, and Positron Emission Tomography, thus providing a multi-parametric approach to understand the function of brain after stimulation or even its activity in the resting state. These achievements and the prospects of advancing the knowledge of the functions and dysfunctions of human brain will be presented as a basis for discussion.

Students are introduced to today's issues in science journalism by international experts. The program consists of lectures, interactive working sessions and discussions. The close interaction with scientists, journalists and communicators, will encourage the students to develop new communication strategies and tools.

Per saperne di più: - ericescijc.wordpress.com/programme/2013-cognitive-neuroscience/