Leicester scientists to inspire a new era of cutting edge brain research

Posted by pt91 at Mar 04, 2014 12:15 PM |
Scientists to give public insights into the latest brain research on Brain Awareness Day on 12 March

Scientists from Leicester, with The Dana Foundation, are offering members of the public a firsthand look into their fascinating research at a free Brain Awareness Day on 12 March.

They hope that the evening will help the public make informed health-related decisions and that a new generation of researchers will be inspired to work on world class brain research.

The event forms part of Brain Awareness Week (BAW), a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. It aims to counter the predicted increase in neurological diseases by increasing public awareness.

Experts from our Centre for Systems Neuroscience, Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology, School of Psychology and Department of Cardiovascular Sciences will speak about the on-going research at the University and why it is important to understand how the brain functions.

The afternoon session, from 1pm to 4pm, is aimed at any year 12 students interested in brain research and neuroscience while the evening session from 6pm to 8pm is aimed at the general public. A full list of events on the day is available on the Brain Awareness Week webpage, as well as a registration form to book your place.