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 - 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.
Find out about exciting new research on direct brain stimulation, how music is processed by the brain and even how music therapy can help stroke survivors.
Topics include infant brain development, brain dysfunction in criminality and autism in ageing.
Full line-up TBC.
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, the Encephalitis Trust and SANE 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.