Frequently Asked Questions

When is the next course taking place?

The next Visceral Mind course will be 7th – 11th September 2020

Where is Bangor University?

Bangor is a small, University City with a population of approximately 20,000 people. It is situated on the coast of North West Wales, near the Menai Strait, which separates the mainland from the Isle of Anglesey. It is also on the doorstep of the scenic Snowdonia National Park, which is home to Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales.

Who is the course for?

The Visceral Mind summer school is aimed at Postgraduate and Post-Doctoral researchers preparing for research careers in human cognitive neuroscience at institutions where this opportunity is not readily accessible. The course is open to applicants world-wide.

How many vacancies are there?

We accept 40 people on the course each year.

How can I apply?

The call for applications will be announced in January 2020. To register for our priority mailing list, please email

Where will I be staying?

You will be staying on campus, in one of the University's halls of residence. All the rooms in our halls are en-suite, with a shared kitchen in each flat. Each flat can accommodate up to 8 people.

Accommodation is on a 'bed and breakfast' basis; delegates will need to arrange their own evening meals.

How much does it cost?

The 2020 fee: £650

Registration Includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation (B&B) in en suite rooms @ Bangor University
  • Course & Bench fees including patient conference, brain dissection and lectures
  • Conference dinner, lunches and refreshments
  • North Wales Excursion
  • Limited places available

How do I pay?

We will notify you if your application is successful, and will send you a link for online payment.

I require an invitation/acceptance letter in order obtain a visa to attend the course. How can I get one?

If the UK consulate requires you to have a visa to attend the course, please contact us by emailing specifying which information is required.