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How do we perceive pain? How does light affect out mood? Can sound affect the taste of food? Do genes make some people more sociable?

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All these questions – and more – will be answered during Oxford's Brain Awareness Week, running from 14 – 20 March.

A series of interactive activities and public lectures will give people a chance to find out more about the way our brain works and some of the more surprising effects its complex mechanisms. There’s even an opportunity to take part in psychological research.

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