The Ebola Crisis in Liberia

 Why It's Even Worse Than It Looks


Micah Allen, Top Twitterer

2014.10.09 | People

Micah Allen on Top 50 List of "Science Stars of Twitter"

Neuroconscience blogger and IMC affiliate Micah Allen is one of the world's most followed scientists on Twitter. That has now earned him a spot on Science Magazine's Top 50 list of Science Stars on Twitter among such celebrities as Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Brian Cox and Richard Dawkins. Read this Q&A with Micah about his success as a science Twitterer.

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.

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