Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series 2016-17: Kevin Paterson
Inaugural Lecture to be delivered by Professor Kevin Paterson, Dept. of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Synopsis: Our lives are dominated by the written word. For the individual, being able to read well is of fundamental importance for normal educational development, and essential for people to function effectively and to meet everyday demands of living, working and citizenship. However, reading is a learned skill that involves the orchestration of complex cognitive and motor behaviours that move the eyes across the page and enable readers to recognise individual words and assign meaning to text. In this talk, Kevin outlines the basic components of reading and shows how reading behaviour changes with age and adapts to the visual and cognitive demands of different writing systems.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking will be available in the Henry Wellcome Building carpark, which is off Lancaster Road
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, the tickets are for our records so we can keep track of numbers. We will use a swipe system to swipe you in and out, so your name will be sufficient.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
The tickets will be registered in your name, so please make sure the person who is coming in your place knows to quote your name upon entry.
Date and Time
The Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre
Henry Wellcome Building
University of Leicester