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Neuroscience events at the Cambridge Science Festival!

The Cambridge Science Festival, 2010 has started today (8th March) and runs until the 20th March. The Festival hosts over 150 events, the majority of which are free to attend, and will explore all aspects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The official festival event listing with further details can be accessed via the link below.

Examples of some of the neuroscience activities included in this public science extravaganza are listed here:

  • Investigate one hundred years of neuropsychological rehabilitation with Professor Barbara Wilson on the 11th March, 18.00 – 19.00 at Mill Lane Lecture Room 3.
  • Measure your IQ, assemble a brain, play a computer game with your mind, try to work out the visual illusion, beat the lie detector and explore the world of sight and sound on the 13th March, 10.00 – 16.00, at the Guildhall.
  • Explore the diversity of the mind with neuroscientists at the Department of Experimental Psychology on the 13th March, 10.00 – 12.00 and 14.00 – 16.00, Downing Site.
  • Investigate Autism: a different way of understanding with Dr. Kate Plainstead on the 13th March, 11.00 – 12.00, Department of Experimental Psychology, Downing Site.
  • Learn about Skulls, electrodes, brains and embryos - a series of interactive experiments to show how your body forms, thinks, and keeps itself alive! At the Physiological Laboratory, Downing Site, 13th March, 14.00 – 16.00.
  • Find out about the feathered ape in your garden with Professor Nicky Clayton on the 13th March, 15.00 – 16.00, Department of Experimental Psychology, Downing Site.
  • Explore the mind and the brain with lectures from leading scientists on the 17th March, 18.00 – 20.30 at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Road.
  • Laughlab: learn how psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman travelled the world on a year-long search for the world's funniest joke to reveal the science of humour, 18th March, 20.00 – 21.00, Babbage Lecture Theatre, New Museum Site.
  • Explore: the master puppeteer: how the brain controls the body with Professor Daniel Wolpert from the Department of Engineering on the 19th March, 18.00 – 19.00 at the Babbage Lecture Theatre, New Museum Site.
  • Uncover the science of personality research with Dr Jason Rentfrow: what is personality? How much of an impact does it have on our lives?, 19th March, 19.30 – 20.30 at the University Centre. 

For further information on these events and others at the Cambridge Science Festival please click here.

Posted on 08/03/2010

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