MANIPULATING MEMORIES AT THE FLICK OF A SWITCH

Exciting new research has taken scientists a step closer to understanding the nature and possibility of memory manipulation, and it’s medical implications.

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 […]

Hack the Senses: S01E05 New Senses

The final episode of Hack the Senses’ series of events will explore the possibility of creating new senses and discuss can we make perceptible what has hitherto been imperceptible? Hear from some of the pioneers in sensory augmentation, self-cyborgization, and full-body telepresence. Event Schedule 6.30pm – Arrival, registration, drinks and chat 7.00pm – Welcome to Hack the Senses […]

Changing Minds and Mental Development

In this talk, Professor Gwen Adshead will discuss what happens when the minds change, drawing on evidence from neuroscience and research into psychological therapy. She will discuss mentalisation: the process whereby humans learn to read others intentions, and explore how that can fail. Professor Adshead will discuss research into mindfulness practice, and the implications for mental development. […]

Science Museum Lates: Lost in Thought

At April’s medical-themed Lates we will delve in to dementia and neuroscience with UCL and Alzheimer’s Research UK. Meet scientists from the Brain Bank where they do research on the brain post-mortem, try an arcade–style video game to destroy a culprit protein in  Alzheimer’s and hear about the effects of boxing on the brain. You’ll also […]

Brainstorm

A fearless company of teenagers investigate the workings of the adolescent brain. Brainstorm returns to the Temporary Theatre after a sell-out run, created by one of the UK’s leading companies making theatre with young people. Created with cognitive neuroscientist Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and drawing upon the life experiences of the cast, Brainstorm is a thrilling exploration of the […]

An Evening of Lust, Sex and Brains

Join Guerilla Science  for a multisensory exploration of human attraction. Discover how your senses, brain and body react when you meet a special someone, and investigate the science behind those magical moments.  You will be guided through a series of sensational challenges based on cutting-edge research in psychology, neuroscience and genetics, as we deconstruct dating and analyse […]

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, […]

Down but not out

Awake in a coma – a nightmare which becomes reality for some. We investigate some of the technologies used by doctors to predict patient consciousness and survival following brain injury.

Remembering the future: the neuroscience of goals and intentions

“I must remember to…” is one of our most common daily thoughts, but how do our brains translate these intentions into behaviour? Could a brain scan reveal our life goals or even help us investigate criminal activities? Join Dr Sam Gilbert to explore the neuroscience behind it all and find out if new research could […]

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.