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Brilliant Brain Week

11 March 2014

More than 50 academic researchers and students from the School of Experimental Psychology and Bristol Neuroscience are helping to celebrate international Brain Awareness Week at @Bristol.

More than 50 academic researchers and students from the School of Experimental Psychology and Bristol Neuroscience are helping to celebrate international Brain Awareness Week alongside the At-Bristol team by meeting with members of the public to talk about their research throughout the weeklong celebration of the brain. 

There are activities for all ages including making brain hats, exploring brain models and taking part in real experiments.  Families and children will also be invited to see if they have a faster brain than various professors. 

Dr David Turk, from the School of Experimental Psychology, added: "It’s great to be working with At-Bristol to encourage children to engage with science and explain its relevance to everyday life and how we function as humans. There will be lots of experts on hand to talk to about all things brain-related, from diseases such as dementia and depression to the research we are doing to help develop new treatments. By teaching children about how the brain works we are teaching them how they work."                                                                   

Brilliant Brain Week began on Monday 10 March and runs until Sunday 16 March, from 10am to 4pm each day. All activities are included in the general admission price to At-Bristol. For more information please visit www.at-bristol.org.uk.

 

 

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