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Instant Expert: Mysteries of the Mind

You’re in possession of one of the most complex and incredible objects in the known universe: the human brain. It isn’t much to look at – a wrinkled pink blob with the texture of soft tofu, yet it’s what has enabled our species to build civilisations, create great art and fly to the moon.

How does a 1.4 kilogram tangle of nerve cells allow you to sense, understand and change the world? How does it support thought, memory and consciousness? What is intelligence and how does it change as we grow older? Are male and female brains so different? What are the profound connections between the human brain and body? And what happens when things go wrong?

Join six experts working at the forefront of neuroscience, genetics and psychiatry to answer these questions and more. Discover why this is the most exciting time in the history of brain science.

Anyone interested in neuroscience, whatever your age or background. Whether you're a scientist, a student or simply a fascinated human being, Instant Expert: Mysteries of the Mind offers the chance to learn directly from the experts at our one-day masterclass


Topics covered will include:

  • Intelligence
  • Consciousness
  • Memory
  • The mind-body connection
  • The Male-female brain
  • How the wiring of our brains shapes who we are


Speakers:

  • Hannah Critchlowneuroscientist at the University of Cambridge
  • Sarah Garfinkelprofessor in psychiatry at the University of Sussex
  • Kevin Mitchell – associate professor of genetics and neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin
  • Gina Ripponprofessor of cognitive neuroimaging, Aston University
  • Stuart Ritchie – lecturer at King's College London
  • Plus 1 more expert speaker to be announced soon
  • Hosted by Graham LawtonNew Scientist Features Writer


Benefits of attending:

  • Become an expert in one day
  • Informal set-up, meet like minded people
  • Open your mind, be inspired
  • Unique chance to ask your burning questions to our experts


What's included in your ticket:

  • In-depth and engaging talks from six leading brain researchers
  • Ask-an-expert Question Time session
  • Your chance to meet our six speakers and host Graham Lawton
  • Sandwich lunch, plus morning and afternoon refreshments
  • Exclusive Instant Expert certificate
  • Exclusive on-the-day New Scientist subscription deal, book and merchandise offers


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  • The event will be held in the Knowledge Centre Auditorium, The Knowledge Centre, The British Library
  • Doors will open at 9:15am, with talks commencing at 10am sharp. The event will finish at 5pm.
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  • The ticket price includes a sandwich lunch, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments.
  • The schedule / exact running order for the day will be confirmed closer to the event, and will be emailed to all ticket holders.
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  • New Scientist reserves the right to alter the event and its line-up, or cancel the event. In the unlikely event of cancellation, all tickets will be fully refunded. New Scientist Ltd will not be liable for any additional expenses incurred by ticket holders in relation to the event.
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