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Brain Awareness Week 2021 #UoBBAW

Location
Online, Youtube, Zoom
Dates
Monday 15 March (09:00) - Sunday 21 March 2021 (17:00)
BAWBirmingham

The University of Birmingham will be hosting a celebration of brain research this year, in honour of Brain Awareness Week 2021. We'll be showcasing our amazing academics' groundbreaking research through a variety of public engagement, school-focussed and academic-targeted events, activities and resources. This event is free and open to all.

Brain Awareness Week Line-Up:

Audience                 

Type of Event              

Researcher(s)

University Department

Title of Event

General Public Live talk
Thurs 18 March 4-5pm
Dr Andrea Krott
Reader in the Psychology of Language
School of Psychology Does language learning make you smarter?
General Public

YouTube

 

Dr Chloe Chiou
Lecturer in Motor Control and Rehabilitation
Joeri Van Helden
PhD Researcher
School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences Arm cycling exercise for improving trunk function after spinal cord injury – can arms give a helping hand?
General Public YouTube Dr Alina Finch
Research Fellow
Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences Cancer stem cells: the shapeshifters of cancer recurrence in the brain

General Public

YouTube

Dr Mario Forcione
MD, PhD Researcher, Research Fellow

Institute of Inflammation and Ageing Shining light on the brain - enhancing brain trauma care using a novel neuroimaging technique

School
Families
General Public

YouTube

 

Prof Alicia Hidalgo
Professor of Neurogenetics

School of Biosciences

Why flies?

Why flies? Part I: Research overview with the Hidalgo Lab
Why flies? Part II:  A day in the Hidalgo Lab

General Public YouTube Dr Carolina Rezaval
Birmingham Fellow
School of Biosciences

Decision making in the brain- Insights from the fruit fly

General Public YouTube Dr Clara Humpston
Research Fellow
School of Psychology Can neurofeedback help with hearing voices in psychosis?
General Public YouTube The U21 Autism Research Network The Cook LabSchool of Psychology
Other global Universities, to find out more visit the Network's website
The U21 Autism Research Network: towards better informed, more inclusive autism research
General Public YouTube

Connor Keating
PhD Researcher

School of Psychology A Mismatch of Autistic and Non-autistic Facial Expressions
General Public YouTube Dr Sophie Sowden
Postdoctoral Researcher
School of Psychology Shifting gears - How face movements provide an indicator of emotions
General Public YouTube Dr Foyzul Rahman
Postdoctoral Researcher
School of Psychology Language and physical fitness in older age
School
Families
General Public
YouTube Dr Damian Cruse
Senior Lecturer
School of Psychology

How to read minds

Download handout about this research area

School
Families
General Public
YouTube Alice Winsor
PhD Researcher
School of Psychology

Seizure first aid

Download the seizure first aid handout

School
Families
General Public
YouTube Al Loomes
PhD Researcher
School of Psychology In Touch: The Challenge - download the handout and try the challenge at home!
Academic Live talk
Thurs 18 March
1-2pm
Connor Keating
PhD Researcher
Dr Jo Cutler
Postdoctoral Researcher
School of Psychology
Academic YouTube

Dr Matthew Apps
Senior Research Fellow

School of Psychology

‘Grass is greener': Dopamine drives decision to move on

Academic YouTube

Dr Sophie Sowden
Postdoctoral Researcher

School of Psychology

The role of dopamine in drawing speed

Culture and collections

Schools, institutes and departments

Services and facilities