Why do we need other people?

This is a Psychology Subject Spotlight with Dr David Westley & Dr Jon Silas from Middlesex University London. An interactive, cinematic course taster experience to allow students to gain insights into what it's like to study Psychology.

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Join Jon Silas and David Westley as they present the question: Why do we need other people?

About Middlesex University London

Ranked as a Top 2 University in the UK for its outstanding reputation (Times Higher Young University, 2022), Middlesex prides itself on providing career-focused courses that connect you to the world with global opportunities for study and work. With sister campuses in Dubai and Mauritius and links in over 55 countries, they provide unique opportunities for work and study. Based in North London, the safe, leafy campus offers world-class facilities with over £200m recently spent and the opportunity to study in the world's best student city.

Meet the academics

Dr Jon Silas

Dr Jon Silas is a senior lecturer at Middlesex University London's Psychology department. His interests are in Cognitive Neuroscience – his research uses neuroimaging and stimulation devices to better elucidate the functional role of brain activation in thought, perception, and movement. Jon is co-founder of the Jones, Silas & Ward Laboratory at Middlesex University London that has secured multiple grants that have funded research programmes aimed at better understanding the brain and cognition. Jon publishes in internationally recognised scientific journals and is committed to public engagement of science through blogs, residencies, and public talks.

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