On December 17 at 12:15 in Näituse 2 room 121 (Tartu), Professor Jamie Ward from the University of Sussex, UK will give a public talk titled "Synaesthesia as a Window into Individual Differences in Perception and Cognition".
Professor Ward is a renowned neuropsychologist and specialist in cognitive neuroscience (h-index 47). He is the President of the British Association of Cognitive Neuroscience and has published numerous articles in leading scientific journals such as Nature Neuroscience, Brain, PNAS, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, Psychological Science, Cognition and others. He is the author of popular university textbooks "The student's guide to cognitive neuroscience" and "The student's guide to social neuroscience". Professor Ward's most influential work is devoted to a comprehensive study of the phenomenon of synaesthesia (i.e. hearing colors, tasting sounds etc). In recent years, he has also been successful in adopting his work to the most popular current paradigm in neuropsychology, the concept of predictive coding.
The lecture should be of particular interest to those studying or working in the fields of neuroscientific, experimental or clinical psychology, brain sciences, or special education. Certainly, the lecture will be exciting for anyone interested in a fascinating phenomenon such as synaesthesia.