Bedtime Stories for the Brain

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Scottish Storytelling Centre

43-45 High Street

Edinburgh

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Neuroscience – the scientific study of the brain and the nervous system – seems to be ever more visible in popular culture. Research about the brain is often portrayed as a means of helping to understand our bodies, our selves and even our societies. We are increasingly told in newspapers, on television and elsewhere that ‘we are our brains’, and to ‘look after’ our brains. Humanities and social science scholars, though, have looked more critically about the circulation of such assertions and calls, and at the science on which they purport to be based. What do non-scientists, including people living with neurological disorders, think it means to ‘be’ a brain? How are messages to ‘look after’ one’s brain circulated in the media and beyond? And what are the implications for individuals and cultures? Come along to discover more, and work with a story-telling expert to write your very own bedtime story to your brain.

This event is part of the Being Human Festival and is organised by the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society at the University of Edinburgh in partnership with the Scottish Storytelling Centre.

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