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(UPDATED ON APRIL 10th)

The Director of the International School of Science Journalism Enzo Iarocci and the Course Directors Umberto Dosselli and Fabio Turone are pleased to announce the preliminary programme of the 2013 Course on Brain imaging and cognitive neuroscience that will take Place at the Majorana Centre of Scientific Culture in Erice from May 25th to May 29th, 2013.

The fee of 500 euros includes accomodation and meals. Registration will be open soon.

Part of the fellowships available covering tuition fees, accomodation, meals and travel costs will be reserved to the fellows of the previous editions interested in this year’s programme.

Requests* from people living outside the European Union will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

THE 2013 PROGRAMME:
Brain imaging and cognitive neuroscience

Saturday May 25th

arrival of participants

Sunday May 26th 2013

8.45 UMBERTO DOSSELLI – INFN-LNF Frascati

Introduction

9:00 ARNO VILLRINGER – Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Science

The frontiers of knowing ourselves -1

10.00 FEDERICO GIOVE – Centro Fermi

The technology behind MRI

11.00 COFFEE BREAK

11.30 MARCO CATTANEO (Le Scienze/Mente&Cervello)

The Italian version of Scientific American’s “Mind”: a success story

12.30 CONNIE ST.LOUIS (BBC, City University London)

Science Writing in the UK

13.30 LUNCH

15:00 SILVIA BENCIVELLI (RAI)

Writing a book (“Brain on music”)

16.00 DANIELA OVADIA (Zoe, Niguarda Hospital)

Finding sources on neuroimaging

17.00 COFFEE BREAK

17.30 FABIO PAGAN (RAI) – CONNIE ST.LOUIS (BBC, City University London) – SILVIA BENCIVELLI (RAI)

Science and the radio

19.30 FINAL DISCUSSION

Monday May 27th 2013

9:00 ARNO VILLRINGER – Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Science

The frontiers of knowing ourselves – 2

10.00 JOHN WOMERSLEY – UK Science and Technology Facilities Council

From Dirac equation to MRI

11.00 COFFEE BREAK

11.30 MO COSTANDI (Neurophilosophy/The Guardian)

Blogging about the brain

12.30 ROUND TABLE (Costandi/Womersley/StLouis mod: Cattaneo)

The role of science journalists

13.30 LUNCH

15:00 DANIELA OVADIA (Agency Zoe, Niguarda Hospital)

fMRI and coma through the headlines: writing about controversial topics in a balanced way (workshop)

17.00 COFFEE BREAK

17.30 FABIOLA GIANOTTI (CERN, ATLAS)

The discovery of the Higgs

18.30 MARCO CATTANEO (Le Scienze/Mente&Cervello)

The Higgs in the media

19.30 FINAL DISCUSSION

Tuesday May 28th 2013

9:00 ARNO VILLRINGER – Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Science

The frontiers of knowing ourselves – 3

10.00 NICLA PANCIERA (CIMEC, Rovereto)

Promoting neuroscience research in the media

11.00 COFFEE BREAK

11.30 BARBARA BOTTALICO (Neuroscience and Law Uni Pavia)

Imaging in the courts: the pitfalls for the media

12.30 BEATRICE MAUTINO (Codice/Genoa Science Festival)

Exhibiting the Brain

13.30 LUNCH

15:00 FRED BALVERT / SOUAD ZGAOUI (Erasmus MC)

Helping a productive relationship between scientists and journalists (workshop)

17.00 COFFEE BREAK

17.30 FRED BALVERT / SOUAD ZGAOUI (Erasmus MC)

Helping a productive relationship between scientists and journalists (workshop)

18.30 FABIO TURONE (Zoe, Science Writers in Italy)

Concluding remarks and final discussion

Wednesday May 29th

Departure of participants

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