Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Talk on Genetics and Personality Tomorrow (Wednesday) Night

Topic: ISS talk Wednesday 9th February

Irish Skeptics Feb 08 09:05PM ^

Dear all,

I am writing to remind you that our 2011 lecture series begins tomorrow
night, Wednesday 9th February, with a talk by Dr Kevin Mitchell of the Dept
of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, who will give a presentation entitled:

*Born that way - how the wiring of the brain makes us who we are*
Time: 8:00pm
Where: Davenport Hotel, Merrion Square, Dublin 2.
Admission: €3 for members and concessions; €6 for non-members.

Hope you can make it,

With Best Wishes,
Noirin Buckley
on behalf of the ISS


Dr Kevin Mitchell heads up a lab specialising in developmental neurogenetics. He previously presented to the Irish Skeptics Society during April last on the genetics of perception. The response at the time was so overwhelmingly positive that we have decided to invite him back. This time he will examine how genetic and neurodevelopmental variation affects how the brain is wired, which in turn has a predominant influence on major personality traits and other psychological characteristics. He will also comment on how nature interacts with nurture.

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