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Brain Awareness Day 2017
Thu 23 March 2017, 15:00 – 21:30 GMT
Join neuroscientists from Goldsmiths’ world-leading Department of Psychology for a day of free talks and activities exploring research into the brain.
Discover the intriguing history of brain research as well as some of the latest findings in areas as diverse as music therapy, infant brain development and the relationship between brain dysfunction and criminality.
We will also be joined by leading brain related organisations and hear first-hand accounts of what it means to live with brain damage.
AFTERNOON – Registration required
3.00 - 5.30pm | Quick-fire research talks
A line-up of Goldsmiths neuroscientists present their research in a series of 20 minute talks on everything from autism to aging.
Dr Rebecca Charlton - Ageing and Autism
Dr Maria Herrojo-Riaz - The Neuroscience of Music Performance
Dr Carys Evans - Brain Stimulation – what is it?
Dr Caoimhe McAnena - How is brain dysfunction related to criminality?
Professor Andy Bremner - Developmental neuroscience in the Goldsmiths InfantLab
Pedro Kirk - Sounds Within Reach: Enriched Environments for Stroke Rehabilitation
EVENING – Registration required
6.30 - 7.30pm | ‘The Life of Brian’: a brief history of our understanding of the brain
Cognitive neuropsychologist, Dr Ashok Jansari, takes you on a historical journey showing how studying individuals with brain injury gives us a remarkable insights into how healthy brains function.
7.30 - 8.30pm | Marketplace
Leading organisations working with brain-related conditions including like Headway, Face Blind UK, SweetTree Brain Rehabilitation Group and AICS hold information stalls for visitors to find out about their services.
8.30 - 9.30pm | Living with brain damage: panel discussion and Q&A
Dr Jansari chairs a panel discussion with two of his research patients who will talk about what it means to live with brain damage.
Hear first-hand accounts of what brain damage does to people's lives, and their incredible resilience.
The event will take place in the Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre in the Whitehead Building at Goldsmiths, University of London.
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Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Whitehead Building
Goldsmiths, University of London