BNA2017 Festival of Neuroscience

Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences
Monday 10th (09:00) - Thursday 13th April 2017 (17:00)
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For three days in April, Birmingham plays host to the BNA2017 Festival of Neuroscience. As part of the Festival, the University of Birmingham will be running of number of events:

The Amazing Brains

10am - 5pm on Tuesday 11 April and Wednesday 12 April
Venue: BICC Mall

Artists impression of an active brainSeveral neuroscience-based craft activities and games will take place, including matching the brains, have a go on the 'OWLS', a reward-based game app, or at the magnetic dart context, make your pipe-cleaner neurons and draw your brain on swimming caps.

Aston University will bring wet neuroscience to the table and explain how they record data from a neuron; the University of Birmingham will show you how to measure your own brain waves, and the Drosophila neuro team will guide you through the exciting research done with fruit flies.

Free and open to all

Pint of Science

Pint of Science logoTo coincide with this celebration of all things neuro, public engagement organisation ‘Pint of Science’ are hosting a special event at Cherry Red’s in the city centre. Speakers from the University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University will come together to talk about their research over a pint. We hope you’ll join us for an evening or two of science in the pub!

'Perspectives on Perception'

Monday 10 April, 6:30 - 9:00pm
Cherry Red’s, 92 John Bright Street, Birmingham, B1 1BN

Most of us take our senses for granted, rarely stopping to consider how they work. Researchers Max Di Luca (School of Psychology, University of Birmingham) and Eirini Mavritsaki (School of Social Sciences, Birmingham City University) show us why perception might not be as simple as it seems.

'Mysteries of Memory'

Tuesday 11 April, 6:30 - 9:00pm
Cherry Red’s, 92 John Bright Street, Birmingham, B1 1BN

This event explores memory. How are memories formed? Can they ever be changed? Researchers Bernhard Staresina and Jonathon Lee from the School of Psychology explain how they investigate these questions, and reveal what we know so far.

Find out more about 'Pint of Science' and book tickets