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LNG Christmas Symposium 2023: A Time To Cerebrate!

December 5, 2023 @ 17:30 20:30

It’s time to clock-off, and join us again this year for our Christmas celebration of Neuroscience, with Mince Pies aplenty.

Come along on to LJMU’s John Lennon Art & Design Building, at 5:30pm on Tuesday 5th December 2023, without hesitation, deviation or hesitation.

This year’s theme, if you haven’t yet clocked it, is Time Perception!

We’ll be joined by Professor Ruth Ogden (Prof of the Psychology of Time, Liverpool John Moores University), and Professor Rob Lucas (GSK Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Centre for Biological Timing, University of Manchester).

Please RSVP below – it’ll be here sooner than you think!


17:30 – Tea, Coffee, and Mince Pies

18:00 – Professor Ruth Ogden – “Why we feel like Christmas comes around more quickly each year”

Humans are not like clocks which perfectly record the linear passage of time. For us, the speed of the passage of time waxes and wanes depending on our emotions, cognitions and actions. In this talk, I will discuss why our sense of time is so vulnerable to distortion, and explore how this impacts individuals and societies.  

18:30 – Professor Rob Lucas – ’The importance of seeing slowly’

It’s just 20 years since the discovery that photoreception in the mammalian retina is not restricted to rods and cones. I will summarise our work exploring what the newly discovered 3rd photoreceptor helps us not only to see but to tell time.

19:30 – Drinks Reception

Liverpool School Of Art & Design, 2 Duckinfield Street
Liverpool, Merseyside L3 5RD United Kingdom
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