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Penn Neuroscience Bootcamp 2010 Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted for Penn’s Neuroscience Boot Camp, a 9-day academic program on neuroscience for professionals and graduate students in law, ethics, and other fields. Excerpts from the website:

“The Penn Neuroscience Boot Camp is designed to give participants a basic foundation in cognitive and affective neuroscience and to equip them to be informed consumers of neuroscience research.  Penn’s Neuroscience Boot Camp has been endorsed by the Neuroethics Society as a way for non-neuroscientists to gain a better understanding of the science behind the proliferation of new “neurofields” including neuroethics…

“Through a combination of lectures, break-out groups, panel discussions and laboratory visits, participants will gain an understanding of the methods of neuroscience and key findings on the cognitive and social-emotional functions of the brain, lifespan development and disorders of brain function.  Each lecture will be followed by extensive Q&A. Break-out groups will allow participants to delve more deeply into topics of relevance to their fields. Laboratory visits will include trip to an MRI scanner, an EEG/ERP lab, an animal neurophysiology lab, and a transcranial magnetic stimulation lab. Participants will also have access to an extensive online library of copyrighted materials selected for relevance to the Boot Camp, including classic and review articles and textbook chapters in cognitive and affective neuroscience and the applications of neuroscience to diverse fields…

“The academic program spans nine days, Monday-Wednesday, with half of Saturday and all of Sunday off. We begin with a welcome reception on Sunday evening, August 1st and end with a gala dinner party on the evening of August 11th.  Complete applications are due by midnight on February 1st.”

- Kelly Lowenberg (Hat tip to Professor Adam Kolber via Neuroethics and Law Blog)

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