Meeting of the Minds

The Brain is arguably the most complex organ in the human body. Over two days, Imperial College Neuroscience Society will showcase the very best neuroscience has to offer, covering a range of key concepts including neuropathology, neurosurgery and neuroscience. Get hands-on experience at our practical workshops, attend inspirational talks and network with those at the […]

The neuroscience of addiction: Development, not disease

In recent decades doctors have branded addiction a brain disease, and treated it as such. But in this riveting and provocative talk, neuroscientist and former addict Marc Lewis makes the convincing case that addiction isn’t a disease at all. Using personal stories and robust science, he explains how addiction really impacts our brains, and how […]

Mind the Brain

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience opening its doors, we are hosting a day of short talks showcasing the diverse research that is performed here. Mind the Brain will feature short 15-minute talks from 12 different researchers at the forefront of cognitive neuroscience. Topics will range from how we form […]

Instant Expert: How Your Brain Works

Join the New Scientist for this day long exploration into your grey matter… The brain has long been a source of fascination. In 1819, the radical thinker and surgeon William Lawrence put it like this: “It is strongly suspected that a Newton or Shakespeare excels other mortals only… by having an extra inch of brain in the […]

Blame the brain: How neurononsense and psychobabble keep women in their place

There is a long history of debate about biological sex differences and their part in determining gender roles, with the ‘biology is destiny’ mantra being used to legitimise imbalances in these roles. The tradition is continuing, with new brain imaging techniques being hailed as sources of evidence of the ‘essential’ differences between men and women, […]

Royal Institute of Philosophy Annual Debate

James Ladyman and Raymond Tallis address the motion, ‘Human Nature is Better Understood Through Science Than Through Philosophical And Artistic Reflection’. Evolutionary biology, psychology and brain science have all made astonishing progress over recent decades.  Sociology, economics and cognitive science have become increasingly sophisticated and detailed.  Do these developments mean that we are coming closer […]

Language and the brain: Insights from Deafness and Sign Language

How does experience shape language development? This lecture will examine what we currently know about how the brain processes a signed language and how you learn to read a language that you can’t hear. It will also examine how this research can be used to drive forward evidence-based language and education interventions.

Cerebral Soiree

Science Communication events have become fairly prolific in the UK. Often in some edgy bar, usually with the same crowd of committed science fans. So it was (admittedly) with a little jadedness that I took myself last week to The Proud Archivist in East London for Cerebral Soiree, the latest offering from the London Brain […]

Cerebral Soiree

Art + Science enthusiasts London Brain Project are passionate about exploring neuroscience through arts and crafts, making concepts more accessible and creating new levels of understanding.