The Ebola Crisis in Liberia

 Why It's Even Worse Than It Looks

NEWS

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.

Upcoming Events

Tue 21 Oct
12:30-14:30 | Aarhus University, 8000 C, Nobelparken, building 1483-3, IMC meeting room
Unsupervised Language Acquisition by Children with Special Needs
An IMC seminar with postdoc Martin Holm Jensen, DTU Compute. "Children with special needs are often impaired when it comes to acquiring language. Overcoming this requires tedious repetition of language related tasks at a very early age. In order to develop a cognitive connection between language and the real world, these tasks should combine both non-physical and physical elements.".
Thu 23 Oct
13:00-15:00 | Aarhus University, Nobelparken, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, building 1483-3, IMC meeting room (312)
Simon DeDeo: Wikipedia and the Microphysics of Political Order
Simon Dedeo will present his explorations in social physics: can we quantify and predict social dynamics? Employing advanced physical methods, the talk will unveil the collective decision making processes behind Wikipedia and much more.
Tue 28 Oct
10:00-12:30 | Aarhus University, Nobelparken, building 1483 - 3rd floor, IMC meeting room (312)
"Reproducible Research: What, Why, and How?"
In this talk Thomas Leeper will discuss reproducible research from the dual perspectives of simplifying one's research work and forwarding the multi-disciplinary push for #openscience. It will lay out why reproducible science matters and how to achieve it.
Tue 18 Nov
11:00-12:30 | Aarhus University, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, building 1483-3rd floor, IMC meeting room
Alessandro Salice: "Group Identification and Collective Intentionality in Schizophrenia"
"The aim of this talk is to shed light on schizophrenia, collective intentionality, and their relation. The main hypothesis is that collective intentionality comes in different forms and that especially two of them play a particularly relevant role in schizophrenia."
Mon 16 Mar
09:15-12:50 | Aarhus (DK), Aarhus University, Auditorium 1441 - 012
Workshop: When Is Gender Measurable?
When is gender measurable? Workshop on how to measure gender. The role of quantitative discourses in gender studies.
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