We are delighted to invite you and your Level 3 Psychology students to our Subject Conferences hosted by the Department of Psychology. These free conferences are designed to supplement your students’ current or future studies.
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Liverpool Hope University is 1st in the North West and 4th in the UK for overall Student Satisfaction from the 2016 National Student Survey. The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 names Liverpool Hope University 2nd in the UK for teaching excellence and 1st in the North West student experience, with the University being rated in the top 50 of UK universities.
Wednesday 8th February 2017
From 2pm – 4.15pm at our Hope Park Campus, Hope Park, Liverpool, L16 9JD.
1pm-2pm Optional Campus Tour (Please advise if you would like to book spaces on a tour)
1.30pm-2pm Arrival at Hope. The Conference will begin promptly at 2pm. Lunch facilities are available if students arrive early.
2pm – 2.15pm Welcome to Liverpool Hope
2.15pm-3.15pm Introduction to Brain Imaging
A number of different techniques are available which allow us to measure the activity of the nervous system during psychological experiments. This talk will introduce a number of these techniques, and will focus in particular on recording brain electrical activity (using EEG - electroencephalography) and measuring blood flow to the brain using fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging). Examples will be given about how these technologies can aid our understanding of brain mechanisms related to psychological processes.
3.15pm-4.15pm Sources of variability in numerical cognition: Applications for the mathematics classroom
Numbers play a key role in our everyday lives, and we develop our knowledge of a number system even before we can speak. Research shows that both animal and human species can 'count', but how does this system develop and change as we age, and though our experience with numbers in educational settings? These issues will be discussed along with a look at interactions between space, time and number processing; how this manifests at both a neural and behavioural level, and the impact these associations have for learning the mathematics curriculum.
4.15pm – 4.30pm Closing Address and Q & A
4.30pm Depart Hope
Please confirm bookings by Wednesday 1st February 2017
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
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