The academic conference evolves: the fMRI experience

Abstract

The fMRI Experience began as a postgraduate organised conference, to enable novice access to expertise in a developing and technically complex area, and for mutual support. This article investigates the seventh annual iteration of this emergent conference and evaluates its educational value. Key features are free attendance supported by sponsorship, a clear focus on student needs and a strong social programme and participation ethos to facilitate interaction. Predominantly qualitative data suggests that the event is of value to postgraduate participants and is also successful in attracting the participation of internationally leading researchers. The implications and value of the event for postgraduate education and for developing new fields of enquiry are discussed.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.2304/plat.2007.6.2.150
Divisions: Life & Health Sciences > Psychology
Life & Health Sciences > Clinical and Systems Neuroscience
Life & Health Sciences
Life & Health Sciences > Chronic and Communicable Conditions
Additional Information: © Sage 2007. The final publication is available via Sage at http://dx.doi.org/10.2304/plat.2007.6.2.150
Uncontrolled Keywords: fMRI experience,educational value,postgraduate participants,internationally leading researchers,event,postgraduate education
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2007
Authors: Senior, Carl ( 0000-0002-2155-4139)
Reddy, Peter A. ( 0000-0002-0623-5359)

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