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Fourth day at the festival (Dinesh)

An eclectic day today with biology, psychology, mathematics and Bill Bryson. I started with Victoria Herridge’s talk on insular dwarfism and gigantism. It was a very interesting talk with visual aids and lots of audience participation. We looked at how dwarfism evolves when otherwise large animals are isolated by changes in sea levels. The fossil … Continue reading

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First day at the Festival (Dinesh)

Ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε, Μοῦσα, πολύτροπον, ὃς μάλα πολλὰ πλάγχθη, ἐπεὶ Τροίης ἱερὸν πτολίεθρον ἔπερσε I could very well have begun like this. In an iron horse across the wine dark seas was just how it felt to arrive by train along the pristine beaches of Aberdeen. While the looming grey buildings mirror the dark clouds … Continue reading

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Meet the Student – Dinesh Ramoo

Who are you? I’m Dinesh. I’m in my third year of PhD in the School of Psychology at Birmingham University. What do you do? I’m studying human speech production and developing a speech production model using linguistic, psychological and computational techniques. I’m particularly interested in understanding the universal aspects of language and how the same … Continue reading