On 18th May the Centre for the Creative Brain held an evening exploring the link between Epilepsy and art in its many forms. The free event, organised by Charlotte Stagg and Ainslie Johnstone, was a great success and scheduled to mark Epilepsy Awareness Week. Rhys Thomas, discussed artists with epilepsy while Rhys Bevan-Jones talked on his work in art and mental health. Finally, Sallie Baxendale spoke on how epilepsy has inspired filmmakers over the last 100 years. A Q & A session was chaired by consultant neurologist Arjune Sen.
The Centre for the Creative Brain, based at St Edmund Hall, run termly symposia exploring the link between neuroscience and creativity. In particular, it aims to explore how neuroscience can further our understanding of the aspects of our lives that make us most human, and how insights from art, music, and literature can enrich our understanding of the brain.
Anyone with an interest is welcome to attend the Centre’s events, which are always free of charge and aimed at a non-specialist audience.
Brilliant talks, lively discussion and a great atmosphere! - Arjune Sen