The Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) is very pleased to invite you to an afternoon of panels on current sustainable development and law research, followed by the launch of new CISDL publications & a reception.
14:00 – 14:15 Welcome by CISDL Senior Director & CISDL Chairperson
Registration is now open for the CRBLM Inaugural Symposium on Music and Language, to be held in Montréal, Canada on Friday, May 3rd and Saturday May 4th 2013. A brief conference program is included below. Full details about the conference and registration information are available at www.crblm.ca/symposium/registration
Montreal researchers find that music lessons before age seven create stronger connections in the brain
If you started piano lessons in grade one, or played the recorder in kindergarten, thank your parents and teachers. Those lessons you dreaded – or loved – helped develop your brain.
Musicians: Born or made? Scientific workshop on Music and Talent. Followed by a free concert-conference at the Salle Claude Champagne (Université de Montréal)
The role of natural endowment and hard work in musical performance is one of the oldest and most contentious issue in both science and society. Up to the 20th century, innate talent was associated to musicianship. Over the last century, the prevalent view has been that intensive practice is key. The goal of this workshop is to examine whether music practice can account for individual differences in musical abilities or if we should also acknowledge the importance of innate predispositions.
In many pathologies of the nervous system, there is a common event - cells called microglia are activated from surveillant watchmen into fighters. Microglia are the immune cells of the nervous system, ingesting and destroying pathogens and damaged nerve cells. Until now little was known about the molecular mechanisms of microglia activation despite this being a critical process in the body.
RGCS Lecture/ Marrett Lecture: Leif Wenar, Oil, Dictators & Civil Wars: Our Contributions, Our Solutions
Leif Wenar, Chair of Ethics at King's College London will deliver the a Research Group on Constitutional Studies Lecture/ Marrett Lecture: "Oil, Dictators, and Civil Wars: Our Contributions, Our Solutions." Ferrier 456; reception to follow. Cosponsored by the Department of Political Science.