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Join us to celebrate the international Brain Awareness Week: a Public Engagement event celebrated worldwide, to raise public awareness of the importance of brain research. It will be organized and delivered by the neuroscience community from the School of Biosciences, School of Psychology and the Medical School, on behalf of the University of Birmingham. We will have a mixture of information, entertainment, excitement and fun, to enthuse and engage the young and old equally.

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“Are you conscious? Does it matter?” by Damian Cruse.

Location: Pure Bar, 30 Waterloo Street, Birmingham B2 5TJ (run by The Think Tank Museum)

Further details here: 
www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/thinktank/whats-on/cafe-scientifique-are-you-conscious-does-it-matter

Location: Medical School, University of Birmingham

"Are animals creative thinkers?" by Dr Jackie Chappell

"Memories: hardwired happiness or victims to dementia?" by Dr Zsuzsanna Nagy

Lecture Theatre: LT4

Lecture Theatre: ATH

Lecture Theatre: LT4

Lecture Theatre: LT4

Location: The ThinkTank Museum, Millennium Point, Curzon Street 
Birmingham, B4 7XG

"Are animals creative thinkers?" by Dr Jackie Chappell

"Let’s think about thinking!" by Dr Alison Cooper

The ThinkTank Museum

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 - All day hands-on activities and interaction with scientists
Location: The ThinkTank Museum, Millennium Point, Curzon Street 
Birmingham, B4 7XG

We will have practical demonstrations with objects, microscopes, direct interactions with scientists, etc, on:

  1. how human vision works (Lab of Ann Logan);
  2. the consequence of brain disease and injury (Labs of Ann Logan, Zsuzsa Nagy and Alison Cooper);
  3. how using tiny fruitflies brings about discoveries on how the brain works, brain damage and disease (Labs of Alicia Hidalgo and Richard Tuxworth);
  4. how human cognition comes about (Labs of Stephane De Brito and Andy Bagshaw).
  • Dr Alicia Hidalgo and Dr Jackie Chappell (School of Biosciences)
  • Prof Ann Logan and Dr Zsuzsanna Nagy (Medical School)
  • Dr Andrew Bagshaw and Prof Ole Jensen (School of Psychology)
  • Richard Winter (The Think Tank Museum)

Contact: Dr A. Hidalgo a.hidalgo@bham.ac.uk     Tel:+44 (0)121 414 5416