Join us on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 from 10am - 3.30pm for a day of lectures and discussion around a variety of topics highlighting the breath of research going on at Bournemouth University. Our talks:
10:00 - 11:00 - Amazing brains, neurodiversity and the autism spectrum
- Dr Rachel Moseley
The brain gives rise to a range of incredible abilities and processes, including speech, language comprehension, memory, arithmetic and more. What is less obvious is how our own unique personalities are affected by the biology of our brains. In this talk, Dr Moseley gives an introduction to current knowledge in this field with a particular focus on her area of research, which is autism spectrum conditions. By understanding that brain biology can explain the incredible diversity seen between humans, it is hoped that we can promote a more tolerant society.
11:10 - 12:10 - Could training your breathing muscles reduce the risk of falling?
- PGR Francesco Ferraro
The muscles in the human body contribute to postural adjustments that stop us from losing our balance. As we get older, these muscles get weaker and become overloaded as we get out of breath. PGR Francesco Ferraro is testing a new approach of prevention by understanding how training our breathing muscles can help reduce the risk of falling. During this talk, PGR Ferraro is going to guide you through the different fall prevention strategies, the social and financial consequences of falls and his own research on the relationship between inspiratory muscles training and falls’ prevention.
If you are curious about the latest fall prevention strategies and want to know more about breathing muscle training, don’t miss this opportunity to attend this interactive talk.
12:10 - 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 - 14:00 - ‘Why is visiting a garden such a popular pastime in England?
- Dr Dorothy Fox
Bournemouth University’s Dr Dorothy Fox has been researching the links between history, culture and modern leisure activities, by looking at the theory of affordance and how the past may influence our leisure choices. The popularity of visiting gardens that are open to the public can be explained through psychological, sociological, cultural and ecological explanations which can influence our behaviour. Come along to hear how Dr Fox will be exploring this approach to gather a better understanding of why people choose to visit gardens in their spare time.’
14:00 - 14:30- Tea break
14:30 - 15:30 - The vicious cycle of exercising with epilepsy
- Dr Sarah Collard
In this presentation, Dr Sarah Collard will discuss the results of her research exploring the psychosocial impact of exercising with epilepsy over time. She will provide new insight into the psychosocial and physical benefits of participating in physical activity, as well as the impact of uncontrolled seizures and lack of social support as barriers to exercise for people with epilepsy.
Free Lunch Provided
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