To highlight Brain Awareness Week (BAW), the global campaign that supports public understanding and appreciation of neuroscience research, between 9-18 March researchers from across the Division took part in the Brain Discovery Festival, an interactive, week-long programme of activities highlighting the University's contributions to the field.
Oxford Neuroscience researchers organised a number of events to engage the public with the latest research into the brain, including a film screening of My Love Affair with the Brain, and a 'Left Brain Right Brain' event at the Ashmolean Museum, which aimed to challenge ideas about gender and the brain (find out more).
Oxford Sparks, an online platform that highlights the scientific research carried out at the University through exciting videos, animations and podcasts aimed at a public audience, also offered an amazing array of digital activity to celebrate the Festival. Five Facebook Lives with researchers from the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences and the Department of Psychiatry offered insights into the brain, and culminated in a live experiment at the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging, which you can watch below.
Congratulations to all researchers involved!
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