31 diciembre 2005


[Manfred Spitzer, M.D., Ph.D. is Medical director, professor and chairman (Head of Department) of the newly established Psychiatric Hospital at the University of Ulm (Universitätsklinik für Psychiatrie), Germany.

His research activities focus on the interface between cognitive neuroscience and psychopathology, using multimodal neuroimaging techniques, such as event related potentials, functional magnetic resonance imaging, transcranial magnetic stimulation and experimental neuropsychological methods to study psychiatric symptoms, syndromes and disorders.

In 2004 he established the Transfer Center for Neuroscience and Learning (Transferzentrum für Neurowissenschaften und Lernen [ZNL]), for which he is director.

His teaching activities include the weekly main lecture in psychiatry at the University of Ulm and seminars on topics in cognitive neuroscience and psychiatry.

Manfred's Column is a monthly column by Manfred Spitzer, translated into English.]

#259 Educare Categoria-Educacion

by Manfred Spitzer

During my second visiting professorship at Harvard University, my family and I lived quite close to the campus. This had the advantage that I could walk to my office and my children could attend a public school located close by just a few houses down the street. Soon after school started — my oldest son went to first grade — we received a letter from the school principle which all parents of new pupils received, had to sign and hand back to the school. Among other items, this letter stated that we should take care that our son would not bring a gun into the school. My wife and I were shocked. Of course, we complied.



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