The School of Psychology proudly presents our annual Darwin Day Celebration Lecture on Thursday 27 February 2020.
ARE HUMAN BRAINS WIRED UP TO DO SCIENCE? HOW COGNITIVE CONSTRAINTS CAN LEAD US ASTRAY IN RESEARCH.
7.00-8.30pm (refreshments from 6.00pm). All welcome.
Dorothy Bishop is Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society, and an expert on children’s communication and language who pioneered the study of twins to identify genetic influences.
On Twitter, @DeeVyBee is a passionate advocate of open science, and a savage critic of poor statistics in research. In this lecture, she will look at some of the causes of “bad science”: maybe our brains are just not wired right for thinking scientifically?
Each year, the University of Central Lancashire hosts an annual Darwin Day Celebration Lecture. The lecture is an important academic event - Darwin Day is a worldwide celebration of science and reason, and the University of Central Lancashire has hosted twelve previous lectures by distinguished academics. The lectures are held in the 450 seat Darwin Lecture Theatre (School of Psychology, Darwin Building). The building was named after Darwin following a vote among academic staff, to honour Darwin's contribution to our understanding of humanity and our place in the Universe.