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Researchers from the Oxford Cognitive Neurology Group at Oxford Open Doors 2018

Across Oxford this weekend (8th Sept-9th Sept), visitors toured colleges, university departments and landmarks as part of the annual Oxford Open Doors weekend.

Michele demonstration

Researchers from the Oxford Cognitive Neurology Group were delighted to be the first to welcome members of the public into our new Anna Watts Building in Jericho! Over the weekend, more than 800 visitors dropped in to the new testing centre. They toured testing rooms, chatted with researchers and learned more about the ways in which researchers develop assessments for  neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease and the links between memory, decision making and motivation.

Now in its eleventh year, this year's Oxford Open Doors weekend was an extremely successful one for Experimental Psychology. The Cognitive Neurology Group researchers were kept very busy throughout the weekend welcoming visitors into the building, demonstrating equipment such as eye-trackers and the computer-based tasks that are used to assess patients, and even offering arts and crafts activities for younger guests and drinks and refreshments to visitors - many thanks to all those who waited patiently for a turn to see one of the research demonstrations! 



Dr Michele Veldsman demonstrates a task for participants

Research Coordinator Annika Kienast commented that "everyone has said that they've had some great conversations with members of the public this weekend; it was wonderful to meet so many people who were interested in learning more about our research".