Robert Boyle Summer School: Understanding the Nature of Knowledge
Professor William (Billy) T. O’Connor is internationally known both for his work in neuroscience and for promoting public understanding of how the brain works. Billy will talk about “Scientific enquiry and brain state: Understanding the nature of knowledge”. Foundation Chair, Head of Teaching and Research in Physiology at the University of Limerick Graduate Entry Medical School. His previous posts include Head of Neuroscience Research in University College Dublin, and Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. His main interest is understanding illness of mind and brain as a disorder of the nerve network, and in the emerging field of neuroeducation - the brain science of learning.