Why can't we tickle ourselves? The neuroscience of prediction

Location
LT4 Medical School
Category
Medical and Dental Sciences
Dates
Friday 17th March 2017 (18:30-20:00)
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Joseph GaleaBy Dr Joseph Galea, School of Psychology

This might seem an odd question but have you ever tried to tickle yourself? If not, give it a go. For a large majority of people you should find this a very difficult thing to achieve. Although this might seem a trivial phenomenon, it reveals the amazing ability of our brain to predict the consequences of our own actions. This talk will describe how and why the brain predicts.

Free lecture as part of Brain Awareness Week 2017 – everyone welcome.