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Born that way – how the wiring of the brain makes us who we are

Speaker:Dr Kevin Mitchell, Department of Genetics, TCD.
 Date: Wednesday, February 9th
 Time: 8:00pm
 Where: Davenport Hotel, Merrion Square, Dublin 2.
 Admission: €3 for members and concessions
€6 for non-members.


Dr Kevin Mitchell heads up a lab specialising in developmental neurogenetics. He previously presented to the Irish Skeptics Society during April last on the genetics of perception. The response at the time was so overwhelmingly positive that we have decided to invite him back. This time he will examine how genetic and neurodevelopmental variation affects how the brain is wired, which in turn has a predominant influence on major personality traits and other psychological characteristics. He will also comment on how nature interacts with nurture.

Kevin is an enthusiastic and exceptionally clear presenter, explaining cutting edge science in a clear and accessible way. We hope to see you there on the night.