The academic conference evolves: the fMRI experience


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.

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Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Psychology
College of Health & Life Sciences > Clinical and Systems Neuroscience
College of Health & Life Sciences
College of Health & Life Sciences > Chronic and Communicable Conditions
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Uncontrolled Keywords: fMRI experience,educational value,postgraduate participants,internationally leading researchers,event,postgraduate education
Publication ISSN: 1475-7257
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2024 07:03
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2019 08:51
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Related URLs: https://journal ... at.2007.6.2.150 (Publisher URL)
PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2007
Authors: Senior, Carl (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-2155-4139)
Reddy, Peter A. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-0623-5359)



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