The Ebola Crisis in Liberia

 Why It's Even Worse Than It Looks


Andreas having breakfast with the Friths. (photo: Chris Frith)

2014.09.13 | Knowledge exchange

A Breakfast Conversation

Hierarchies of goals, God-like creation of the world, viking spirit and navigating the blue sea. The topics range far and wide in this lively breakfast conversation between Andreas Roepstorff and the Friths. All served with good Danish pastry and coffee.

Theresa Ammann with her Liberian host-family (private photo)
Theresa with her Liberian sisters

Ebola victim in Monrovia, Sept. 2014 (photos: Wellington Sankawulo)

2014.09.09 | Research

The Complexity of Ebola and its Misrepresentation in the West

After two months of field work in Liberia, IMC researcher Theresa Ammann was called home due to concerns for her safety. Ebola had reached the capitol Monrovia and was spinning out of control. Back in Aarhus Theresa wrote this article about the crisis in Liberia and all the problems making a bad situation worse.

Marjoleine Sloos, Postdoctoral Fellow, IMC (photo: Lars Pallesen)
Ready! (photo: Lars Pallesen)

2014.09.08 | People

Marjoleine's Conference

"Bias in Auditory Perception" is the name of an international linguistics conference to be held at Aarhus University from 18-20 September. The woman behind the conference is IMC researcher Marjoleine Sloos. But what exactly is bias in auditory perception and why do we need a conference about it? We asked Marjoleine.

A happy Mette Løvschal with her finished book - fresh off the presses (photo: Lars Pallesen)

2014.09.06 | Research

Mette Løvschal Turns In Her PhD Dissertation

After months of hard work and late nights at the IMC, archeologist Mette Løvschal could finally turn in her PhD dissertation last week. "Lines in the Landscape - Boundaries of the Mind" is the title. Read an excerpt of the summary here.

Painting of Uta and Chris Frith (Niels Corfitzen, 2008)
Kristian Tylén (photo: Lars Pallesen)

2014.09.06 | Knowledge exchange

Putting Language Into the Social Brain

Chris and Uta Frith are currently visiting the IMC. Their visit has led to this interesting conversation between Chris & Uta Frith and Kristian Tylén about language and the social brain. This article by Uta Frith was recently posted on

Upcoming Events

Thu 18 Sep
08:30-17:00 | Aarhus University (DK), building 1441 - room 012 (auditorium 1)
"Bias in Auditory Perception" Conference
This is a multidisciplinary conference which aims to bring together researchers from different fields of research who share a common interest in biased auditory perception. The program consists of renowned keynote speakers who approach biased perception from different perspectives, a round- the- table discussion, and nineteen selected talks.
Tue 23 Sep
09:30-13:00 | Aarhus University, IMC, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, building 1483-3rd floor, 8000 Aarhus C
We-Mode - Theoretical and Methodological Challenges
This workshop brings together philosophers and scientists to discuss how philosophical concepts of the we-mode relate to the use of the word across the mind and brain sciences.
Thu 25 Sep
13:00-15:00 | Aarhus University, Nobelparken, building 1482-105 Auditorium
Methodological and Ethical Issues in Neuro-Economics
A one-day workshop with Professor Antonio Rangel, Professor Chris Frith, and Dr. Josh Skewes
Fri 26 Sep
09:00-16:00 | Aarhus DK,
9th Nordic Conference in Behavioral and Experimental Economics
We are pleased to invite submissions for the 9th Nordic Conference on Behavioral and Experimental Economics. The conference will be hosted at the Department of Economics and Business at Aarhus University from 26 to 27 September 2014.
Tue 30 Sep
11:00-12:30 | IMC meeting room (312), Nobelparken, building 1483, 3rd floor, 8000 Aarhus C
Discursis: A Visual Text Analytic Method for the Analysis of Communication Data
Discursis is a new communication analytics technology that allows a user to analyse text based communication data, in the form of conversations, web forums, training scenarios, and many more.
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