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International Brain Awareness Week (16- 22 March 2015) is a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. It is an important part of our public outreach calendar and we have a varied programme of events. This year the week coincides with the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre Open Weeks.

EXHIBITION: INNOVATION IN HEALTHCARE RESEARCH

Wednesday 11 March 2015, 12.00–18.00

SleepFind out about the latest technology in healthcare at this exciting exhibition. This includes insights into sleep research.

Oxford Martin School 
University of Oxford
34 Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BD

 

 

DEMONSTRATION & COGNITIVE TESTING: COGNITION AND REHABILITATION

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 March, 10.0016.00

TabletWatch demonstrations of transcranial magnetic stimulation, eye-tracing and cognitive tests. Take part in a standardised cognitive assessment on a tablet.

Department of Experimental Psychology
9 South Parks Road
Oxford
OX1 3UD

 

 

TOUR: THE HUMAN BRAIN IN ACTION

Monday 16 March, 18.00 and 19.00

FMRIB Open DoorsCome and see the control room of the ultra-high field MRI scanner at the Oxford Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain (FMRIB). Email obrcenquiries@ouh.nhs.ukto book your free place.

FMRIB Centre
Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences
John Radcliffe Hospital
Headington
Oxford
OX3 9DU


TALKS & INTERACTIVE STANDS: TACKLING BRAIN DISEASES

Wednesday 18 March 2015, 17:30-20:00

Model brainListen to talks and browse stands about brain research (exercise and cognition; epilepsy; cerebrovascular disease & dementia; Parkinson's)The evening will be of particular interest to patients and those who care for them. There will be a chance to ask questions and talk to researchers. Book your free place.

Mathematical Institute
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Woodstock Road
Oxford OX2 6GG

TALK & DEMONSTRATION: MUSIC AND THE BRAIN

Wednesday 18 March 2015, 18:00-20.15

Brain and MusicEver wondered what’s happening in your brain when you listen to your favourite music? Watch and learn as auditory neuroscientist Jan Schnupp and music researcher Eric Clarke team up with Oxford’s wind quintet OU Like It to guide you through brilliant soundscapes and show you how your ears and brains dance along to the music.

Holywell Music Room
Holywell Street
Oxford OX1 3SD

LECTURE: NEUROSCIENCE IN OXFORD: FOUR CENTURIES OF DISCOVERY

Thursday 19 March 2015, 19.00–20.00                                          

zoltan small portraitProfessor Zoltan Molnar is a world-leading expert in brain development. In this lively and engaging talk he uses original material to explore the colourful history of neuroscience research in Oxford, where the field of neurology was actually founded. Learn about the characters and developments that have shaped over 400 years of innovation and how these discoveries are still relevant even today.

Museum of the History of Science (Basement Gallery)
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3AZ

TALK & ACTIVITIES: ART AND YOUR BRAIN

Friday 20 March 12.00–14.00 / Saturday 21 March and Sunday 22 March 10.0016.00     

Pleasures of the HuntCome and hear a talk on Friday 20 March and enjoy some brain- and art-related activities on the Saturday and Sunday in the Ashmolean Museum. 

Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford OX1 2PH

 

 

DEMONSTRATIONS: INSIDE THE BRAIN

Friday 20 March 12.00–17.00 / Saturday 21 March 10.00–17.00 / Sunday 22 March 14.00–17.00

brain in hand smallA series of interactive activities, featuring University of Oxford researchers, will investigate fascinating questions about the brain. Come and try for yourself some of the fun and interesting experiments and get up close and personal with neuroscientists from a range of scientific fields. Suitable for all from age six and up.

Museum of the History of Science (Basement Gallery)
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3AZ

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