BNA2013: Impulsivity compulsivity and habit formation

Report on a session conducted at the ‘Festival of Neuroscience’, organised by the British Neuroscience Association.

The ‘Festival of Neuroscience’ was a 4-day scientific event held at the Barbican centre in London, UK. This was an event organised by the British Neuroscience Association (BNA) in partnership with eighteen societies with interests in both clinical and non-clinical aspects of neuroscience. There were 56 scientific sessions and 7 plenary lectures involving more than 240 speakers, over 80 from outside the UK. The session on ‘Impulsivity Compulsivity and Habit Formation’ was a contribution from the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP).

Cambridge Science Festival 2012 – Understanding Excess

A neuropsychiatry seminar entitled ‘Understanding excess’ was hosted by the University of Cambridge on 14 March 2012. It was one of the many free events celebrating the Cambridge Science Festival around the theme of ‘breaking boundaries’; reflecting the year of the Olympic and Paralympics games, and showcasing the boundaries that are being broken in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.