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Accelerating southern African Neuroscience


A continuation of the Brain Matters Seminar Series


Prof. Turnbull is a neuropsychologist with an interest in emotion and its many consequences for mental life. His interests include: emotion-based learning, and the experience that we describe as 'intuition; the role of emotion in false beliefs, especially in neurological patients; and the neuroscience of psychotherapy. He is the author of a number of scientific articles on these topics and the popular science text 'The brain and the Inner World', and for a decade was the editor of the journal Neuropsychoanalysis. 

Prof Oliver Turnbull 

Bangor University, UK 



Illustrating The Brain

‘Illustrating the Brain’ was a one-day workshop (based on Bangor University’s ‘Visceral Mind’ programme) aimed at postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers as well as academic staff with a background and interest in cognition, emotion, and mental health.

It covered  the fundamentals of human anatomy by adopting the classical approach of ‘anatomy through drawing and rehearsal’. It involved sessions of anatomical drawing, followed by supervised observation of brain prosections. Students were provided with a diagrammatic workshop, and practised the drawing and labelling of core brain structures. They also visited the the Hunterian Museum of Anatomy at Wits University.


A continuation of the Brain Matters Seminar Series




Integrating Theory and Practice in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Wilson is a clinical neuropsychologist who has worked in brain injury rehabilitation for 40 years. She is the past president of the British Neuropsychological Society and The International Neuropsychological Society. She is editor of the journal “Neuropsychological Rehabilitation”. In 1996 she founded the Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. A rehabilitation centre in Quito, Ecuador is named after her. She is currently president of the Encephalitis Society and on the management committee of The World Federation of Neuro Rehabilitation. The Division of Neuropsychology has named a prize after her. She is a Fellow of The British Psychological Society, The Academy of Medical Sciences and The Academy of Social Sciences. She is honorary professor at the University of Hong Kong, the University of Sydney and the University of East Anglia.

Prof Barbara Wilson

The Oliver Zangwill Centre, Cambridge, UK

Practising neuropsychologists working in adult brain injury rehabilitation use a range of theoretical approaches in their clinical work. In 2002, Prof Barbara Wilson of the Oliver Zangwill Centre in Cambridge in the United Kingdom published a study which argued that rehabilitation was one of many fields needing a broad theoretical base incorporating frameworks, theories and models from many different areas.


This presentation considered some of the theories and models that had have had the greatest influence on neuropsychological rehabilitation.

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