Members of our department engage frequently with the public to showcase their research, inspire the younger generation and engage with the local community.
Upcoming Public Engagement OPPORTUNITIES
Brain Diaries: 10 March 2017 - 1 January 2018
Brain Diaries charts the astonishing development of the human brain, from conception through childhood and adulthood to old age. Along the way, visitors will learn how modern neuroscience is overturning some popular misconceptions about the brain.
Taking place at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History Visitors can see a case of mammal brains and find out how the human brain evolved as a result of primates adapting to living in trees. Also on view will be some 3D printed brains of an entire family, showing how the physical brain changes over time. A short animation reveals some of the secrets of teenage brain development. You can watch ‘talking heads’ videos where researchers explain brain structure, sleep and senses. There are lots of exciting ways to get involved, including sorting real from fake words in a lexical decision task, and suggesting ideas for a functional magnetic resonance imaging experiment. And on top of the exhibition itself, there is a vast programme of brain-related events encompassing everything from films to panel games.
To find out more about the exhibition, please visit www.braindiaries.org.