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Neurological perspectives on writing and the fascinating underlying processes
Date: Tuesday 25 May 2021
Time: 5:55pm to 8:00pm (BST)
Rates: £6 - £20
CPD learning accredited
Dear The Japan Neuroscience Society,
This is the first webinar in The Brain Series: Reading and writing, a new 2-part mini-series that highlights these everyday complex tasks with fascinating underlying neurological processing involving language, cognition, and motor skills.
Experts will explain how one learns these skills, and how they may be organised in the brain. We will explore the difficulties some children experience as they attempt to acquire these skills and the curious disorders that develop when they are affected by pathology.
This webinar will examine 'writing' and how intricate the everyday tasks of writing is by exploring brain development, some pathologies that can affect our writing skills, and how we creatively use this skill in healthcare.
Key speakers include:
  • Professor Anna Barnett, Professor of Psychology, Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • Dr Olivia Afonso, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • Dr Anna Sadnicka, Chadburn Clinical Lecturer, St George's, University of London , UK
  • Dr James Heilman, Emergency Physician, East Kootenay Regional Hospital, University of British Columbia and Wikipedian, Canada
Topics to be covered:
  • The development of writing in childhood
  • How movement disorders impact cortical ability to write
  • How Wikipedia works and how it is being developed to improve access to high-quality medical information internationally
  • How we could all help to make healthcare information available including in non-English speaking low resource settings
The Brain Series: Reading and writing
Reading and writing are skills of key importance in the modern world. They are both complex tasks with fascinating underlying neurological processing involving language, cognition, and motor skills.
These webinar lectures will look at how one learns these skills, and how they may be organised in the brain. We will explore the difficulties some children experience as they attempt to acquire them and the curious disorders that develop when they are affected by pathology.
In the last session of each webinar, aspects of reading and writing impacts on medico-social issues will be explored. For reading, that will be by examining how teaching children to read their world critically leads to changes in health behaviours. And in writing, Wikipedia has produced an online community of writers and editors who can potentially impact international health inequalities, maybe you might join in?
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Date: Wednesday 26 May 2021
Time: 7:00pm to 8:05pm (BST)
Free to book
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The complexities on reading: A fascinating neurological process
Date: Tuesday 1 June 2021
Time: 5:55pm to 8:00pm (BST)
Rates: £6 - £20
FCPD learning accredited
The last webinar in The Brain Series: Reading and writing, will examine 'reading' and how complex the everyday task of reading is by exploring brain development, some pathologies that can affect our reading skills, and how we creatively use this skill in healthcare.
Experts will explain how one learns these skills, and how they may be organised in the brain. We will explore the difficulties some children experience as they attempt to acquire these skills and the curious disorders that develop when they are affected by pathology.
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