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Public debate: Are emotions useful?

A panel of experts in history, psychiatry, philosophy and management from QMUL, Kings and London Business School will be taking part in a Question Time style public event hosted at Queen Mary University of London.

Date: 17th December 2014

Time: 17:30-19:00 (including drinks reception)

Location: David Sizer Lecture theatre, Francis Bancroft Building, Queen Mary University of London, E1 4NS.

Hosts: Magda Osman and Marcus Pearce - Centre for Mind in Society, QMUL

For more information and to book tickets visit:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/public-debate-are-emotions-useful-tickets...

In preparation for the event we are collating questions on the topic of emotions which will form part of the debate, If you follow the link to the survey below you can contribute a question to the debate, - it will take no more than one minute.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VHKR5GQ

The event will be followed by a drinks reception.

Posted on: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 10:50

EEG Laboratory launch event

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new Electroencephalography (EEG) laboratory at Queen Mary, University of London. The new lab is the result of a collaboration between the School of Biological & Chemical Sciences (SBCS) and the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and was funded partly by an EPSRC equipment grant for Early Career Researchers.

The lab will be run by Marcus Pearce (director) from EECS and Tiina Eilola (deputy director) from SBCS.

We will launch the new EEG Lab on Tue 11th March 2014 in the Informatics Hub on the 3rd floor of the Peter Landin (CS) Building.

Everyone is welcome. The launch will include a tour of the lab, which has the following facilities:

  • 64-channel EGI dense-array EEG system for continuous surface recording of electrical brain activity;
  • Physiology toolkit for recording respiration rate, heart rate, skin conductance and EMG;
  • Soundproof booth (IAC) with mirrored window for auditory research;
  • Speakers, monitors, button-box and other input devices cabled through soundproof ducts in the booth;
  • Stimulus PC running e-prime, mirroring the participant's display.
Posted on: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 14:47

Mind in Society Funding Sandpit

The Centre for Mind in Society will be holding an interdisciplinary funding sandpit aimed towards identifying and exploiting potential research collaborations between schools at QML.

Planned schedule:

* presentations from the Research Office and the Business Development Office at QML
* 1-minute speed presentations by academics
* identifying potential collaborations
* collaborators work together in groups on a project ideas and potential funders
* mini-presentations of the resulting project ideas

When: Wed 11th June, 2-6pm (coffee will be provided)
Where: The Royal Foundation of St Katherine, 2 Butcher Row, London E14 8DS.

We envisage this being of particular relevance to academics and postdocs but any interested QML staff and students are welcome to join.

Posted on: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 14:25

Public debate: Who is in control?

A panel of experts from UCL, LSE and QMUL will be taking part in a Question Time public event hosted at Queen Mary University of London, on Tue March 25th.

You can read more about it and book a place here.

In preparation for the event we are collating questions on the topic of control which will form part of the debate, If you follow the link to the survey below you can contribute a question to the debate, - it will take no more than one minute.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9PJVZFT

The event will be followed by a drinks reception.

Posted on: Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 18:20

Mind in Society Launch Event 28/11/2013

Thursday 28 November 2013

The Octagon

9.30 - 10.15 Nick Chater (Warwick): Virtual Agreement: a framework for human interaction and communication
10.15-10.30 Questions
10.30-10.50 Pat Healey (QMUL, Cognitive Science): Commentary on Chater
10.50-11.00 Questions/Responses

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-12.00 Janelle Jones (QMUL, Psychology): Can social groups promote resilient responses?
12.00-12.30 Ania Korszun (QMUL, Psychiatry, Wolfson Institute): Stress and Illness

12.30-13.30 Lunch (in Octagon)

13.30-14.15 Tecumseh Fitch (Vienna): Language Evolution: The Comparative Approach
14.15-14.30 Questions
14.30-14.50 Hagit Borer (QMUL, Linguistics): Commentary on Fitch
14.50-15.00 Questions Responses

Senior Common Room

15.00-17.00 Posters with coffee and cake

  • Rose Thompson and Siette Joyce (Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry)
    Volunteering in Mental Health Care for People with Psychosis: VOLUME
  • Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga and Linnaea Stockall (Linguistics)
    Do (all) tigers have stripes? Experimental evidence on generic bare plurals and universals
  • Chrisantha Fernando, Alex Churchill, Mai Nguyen and Martha Lewis (EECS) Darwinian Neurodynamics for Predictive Brains
  • Howard Williams (EECS)
  • Emmylou Rahtz, Farah Shiraz and Ania Korszun (Centre for Psychiatry) Psychological wellbeing and treatment needs in cancer and trauma patients
  • Unit for Social & Community Psychiatry
    Social interactions of people with severe mental illness
    Patient-clinician communication in mental health care
  • Agnieszka Knaś (Linguistics)
    Embedded multimodality
  • Katerina Kosta, Yading Song, György Fazekas, Mark Sandler (EECS)
    A study of cultural depence of perceived mood in Greek music
  • Yading Song (EECS)
    Do online social tags predict perceived or induced emotional responses to music?
  • Paula Roberta Gabbai Armelin (Linguistics)
    On the limits between gender and theme vowel in Brazilian Portuguese Nominals
  • Sam Duffy & Patrick Healey (EECS)
    An analysis of student-tutor interactions in music lessons
  • Maeve McMahon, Jessica A. Grahn, Catherine Loveday (Psychology)
    The effect of language and musical training on rhythm perception
Posted on: Monday, October 21, 2013 - 12:11

Exploring Interactive Robot Comedy

Posted on: Monday, October 7, 2013 - 18:17

Understanding neural dynamics of musical experience

Posted on: Monday, October 7, 2013 - 18:04

Social and psychological factors in economic decision making

Posted on: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 14:25