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Curiosity carnival

A number of researchers from Experimental Psychology are preparing to taking part in the Curiosity Carnival on 29th September. Don't miss these highlights from the Experimental Psychology team:

At the Mad Hatters Tea Party in the Botanic Garden, Qian Wang will be talking about how we don’t just eat with the mouth, but with eyes, ears, nose, and hands as well.

The OCEAN Lab are asking "Do you See What I See?" as part of the street activites on Broad Street, featuring adaptations of games such as 'Where's Wally?' and 'Kim's game'.

Anna Machin will be debating the question 'What is Love?' at the Weston Library. With perspectives from linguistics, literature, evolutionary theory, neuroscience and sociology, it promises to be a lively discussion!

Carnival goers will have the opportunity to learn about recently developed computerised assessments aimed at stroke survivors, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's patients on the Cognitive Neuropsychology Centre stall in Broad Street.

Sam Parsons is taking part in 'Im a Researcher, Get Me Out of Here!' at the Weston Library and is counting on your votes to get him a place in the live final!

Researchers from the Oxford BabyLab and ABCD Research Group are inviting carnival goers to watch demonstrations of their research and participate in experiments.

Finally, Robin Dunbar and the SENRG Research Group will be explaining why music is not just the food of love, but one of the processes used in community bonding since time immemorial. Their event 'What Music Does For You' will be taking place at 9.30pm in the Museum of Natural History.

For more information about the event and to register for a free ticket, visit www.curiositycarnival.org.

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About the Curiosity Carnival

On Friday 29 September, the University of Oxford will be holding its first ever European Researchers’ Night, the Curiosity Carnival. This will be the University’s biggest public engagement with research event ever, taking place in the University’s museums, Weston Library, Botanic Garden and Wytham Woods, plus a programme of street activities in Broad Street. The event features researchers across a huge range of subjects – from languages to physics, engineering to medicine and everything in between. The event is funded by the European Commission and seeks to celebrate and debate the many ways that research affects all our lives.

In association with the Curiosity Carnival, 29 September is also the 2017 Night of Heritage Light, celebrating the art and science of light – with fun, creative designs lighting up some of the city’s most iconic sites: Ashmolean Museum, Museum of Natural History, Museum of the History of Science, Bodleian Library quad, Radcliffe Camera, Radcliffe Observatory and Radcliffe Humanities.