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Leith Labs Free Talks | #Explorathon19

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The Living Memory Association

Ocean Drive

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EH6 6JJ

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Leith Labs present a new set of free-ticketed talks from the best health scientist in Edinburgh. We'll have tea & biscuits! #Explorathon19

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At the end of September, Leith Labs Explores... Your Health!

As part of its programme for #Explorathon19, the European Researcher's Night of Scotland, Leith Labs presents a set of talks from Edinburgh's best health scientists!

This free but ticketed event will take place in the Living Memory Association, at Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, alongside with a whole lot of hands-on drop-in related activities taking place on the Ground Floor.

Bring your family, bring your friends, bring yourself! Do some shopping and enjoy discovering more about your health and the science behind it.

And do not forget to share @LeithLabs and @ernscot with the hashtag #Explorathon19!!

"Is this really my left arm?” I am sure this is not the question you ask yourself every morning when you wake up. You might never actually question this.

That´s because our physical body is paralleled by a cognitive representation, in other words, we can “see” and “feel” our different body parts with the mind’s eye. This representation is controlled in our brain, much as other amazing things we can do such as breathing and eating pizza, and it is thanks to this organ that we never doubt our body belongs to us.

Here and there, though, brain and physical injuries damage our ability to imagine the body with our inner eye. Sometimes, after a brain stroke, people are confused and cannot feel anymore that their left arm is theirs. This unusual behaviour disappears after some time. However, there are cases where there is no brain or physical injuries, and nonetheless people want to get rid of one of their limbs! If you are curious about this fascinating topic and want to learn more, join me! I will guide you in this discovery journey.

Be warned though: you will never think about your body in the same way!

Like to learn, but don't always want to read? Well-being is awesome. Here you can enjoy watching a story and obtain some important knowledge on positive aspects of human behavior.

These short video clips are fun while providing you with helpful information from psychological studies about well-being and even life skills. You will be encouraged to practice the takeaways after each video too, so you will definitely grow in some way.

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