Series 275 - Centre for the Mind records

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Centre for the Mind records


  • 1997 - 2006 (Creation)

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12 boxes 2.16m

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(1997 - 2006)

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The Centre for the Mind was launched on August 1997 by neurologist and author Oliver Sacks, and was a joint venture of the Australian National University and the University of Sydney. The Centre headed by Professor Allan Snyder, with Nelson Mandela as the Millennium Fellow and Dr Oliver Sacks the Foundation Fellow focused on research into creativity, the brain and mind. The ANU Centre closed when Professor Snyder relocated to the University of Sydney at the end of 2006.

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This series includes files created by the centre mainly to document two events, the "What Makes a Champion" seminar and the "Geniuses, Prodigies and Savants" seminar. This work was mainly undertaken by Professor Alan Snyder. The series includes material documenting the proceedings at the seminars, the books that came from the seminars, and interviews with prominent individuals.


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  • English

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Prepared by Sarah Lethbridge August 2007


  • English



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