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Nature or Nurture - April series of psychology talks

The Nurture versus Nature debate is out of date. Join us for the series of lectures in which members of the UWO Psychology Department will share their research showing that humans are neither the exclusive product of our biology nor environment, but rather their interplay.

Finding Your Way 2012 - psychology of everyday life series is here again

Once again we are happy to have Western University psychology graduate students with this popular series of talks: Finding Your Way. Starting Saturday, February 4 at 2 pm with talks on stress, mindfulness meditation and mental health disorders. Continuing Thursday Feb.

Red Tape Holds Up New Bridge: what makes sentences easy or hard to understand?

Language is widely ambiguous.Structurally "The horse raced past the barn fell" is identical to "The landmine buried in the sand exploded". However, the first sentence is almost impossible to understand whereas the second is easy. Join us on Thursday, April 21 at 7 pm in the Stevenson & Hunt room A, where Dr. Ken McRae will talk about the aspects of language understanding that explain such differences.

What Studying the Brain Tells Us about Speech and Reading Disorders in Children

About one child in ten develops a written and spoken language difficulty such as dyslexia. Drs. Marc Joanisse and Lisa Archibald  will discuss how these disorders are diagnosed and treated.

Join us on Thursday, April 14 at 7 pm in the Stevenson and Hunt room A

The talk is FREE, no registration required

The Art and Science of Saying What You Don't Mean

The Art and Science of Saying What You Don't Mind is the first lecture in the series of four: Mind Your Words: The Science of Human Language. On Thursday, April 7 at 7 pm in Stevenson & Hunt Room A in Central Library, Dr. Albert Katz will talk about commonly used metaphors, sarcasm, the reasons we use them and ways to discern speaker intention. 

The lecture is free, no registration required

Relationships - We Can't Live Without Them

In this series faculty of the UWO Psychology department will help shed some light on how we influence and are influenced by each other, and how social relationships have the power to hurt and heal.

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