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Confer Speakers

Professor Oliver Turnbull

Professor Oliver Turnbull is a neuropsychologist in the School of Psychology at Bangor University, and is currently Head of the University's College of Health and Behavioural Sciences. His scientific research has focused on the neuroscience of emotion, and its consequences for cognition - including work on emotion-based learning (intuition) and decision making, as well as investigations of the emotional consequences of delusional beliefs such confabulation and anosognosia in neurological and psychiatric patients. Oliver has authored more than a hundred scientific publications, as well as co-authoring the well-known (and much translated) introductory text The Brain and the Inner World with Mark Solms.

Past and present Confer events
Neurobiology and its Applications to Psychotherapy II
Online module

The Intuitive Psychotherapist
Friday 29 and Saturday 30 June 2012 London

Book of the Month
Grief Works by Julia Samuel

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...

In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves...
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Helen Fisher: The brain in love

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love and people who had just been dumped... view...

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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

Altered function in neurotransmitter systems including the serotonin, glutamate, and GABA systems was observed in patients with BPD... read more...