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Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar

21 October 2005

The UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (ICN) is hosting two seminars by distinguished psychologists, in October 2005, open to UCL staff, students and the general public.

Professor Marc Hauser (Harvard University), author of 'The Evolution of Communication' and 'Wild Minds: What Animals Think' will be giving a seminar entitled 'The Faculty of Language: Uniquely Human and Uniquely Linguistic' on 24 October 2005. Professor Hauser is an evolutionary psychologist who works on the evolution of language, speech and communication and on other domain-specific systems of knowledge.

The second seminar on 28 October, entitled 'Emotion, Social Cognition and the Human Brain', is presented by Ralph Adolphs, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the California Institute of Technology, where he directs a research programme into the cognitive neuroscience of emotion and social behaviour. Professor Aldophs works with a range of subjects, including neurological patients, and neuropsychiatric populations such as people with autism and Williams syndrome.

Both seminars are free to the public, and will be held at the Wolfson Lecture Theatre, on the ground floor of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square.