Exploring the Human Mind with Brainwaves attracts attendees from all over the globe
This ERP Summer School, part of the School’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, continued the tradition of very successful and popular Summer Schools at the School of Psychology. The Summer School was oversubscribed and attracted scholars from the United Kingdom, Europe and as far away as Australia, the United States and Southern America, who were interested in learning from Bangor Psychology's world-renowned expertise in ERP research. Attendees learnt how to conduct, analyse and interpret event-related potential studies in psychological domains like memory, development, mindfulness, language, and perception and cognition. The emphasis was on practical sessions and hands-on experiences with the analysis of event-related potentials.
Dr Stephan Boehm the course organiser said “It was a great pleasure to bring together our fantastic local experts in ERP research to deliver a comprehensive programme on the theory and practise of state-of-the-art ERP research. We had researchers attending ranging from PhD students to established professors who came from the UK, Europe, as well as from Australia and America. We also had a large group of attendees from our partner Psychology Schools in the Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at Cardiff and Swansea University. We hope all participants in the Summer School will remember the School and Bangor fondly, and their participation will foster their future career.”
The attendee who travelled the furthest echoed Dr Boehm’s comments saying
"I learned as much about running an ERP experiment in one week at the summer school as I would have in three months working on my own. Also, just a personal thanks to all the staff at Bangor Psychology for their hard work and friendly relaxed style...The entire course had the same vibe and it made the whole experience that much better and well worth flying half way around the world for.” - Mark Kohler (Lecturer, University of South Australia).
Publication date: 24 July 2013