Brains – 19th of March

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The money, job, marriage myth: are you happy yet?

Thumbnail Prof. Paul Dolan

Stories we are told about how to live can make many of us miserable, and will discuss ways in which we can avoid these narrative traps and be a little bit happier.

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Faulty body clock and mental illness

Thumbnail Prof. Russell Foster

This talk will consider the relationships between sleep and disease, examples of how sleep consolidation can lead to better health, and how measures of sleep could be used as a powerful diagnostic across the health spectrum.

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Black In Neuro - Readjusting the lens

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From EEG caps, to ‘racist algorithms’ to mental health & neurological disorder disparities, neuroscience has a big role to play in ensuring an equitable society.In this talk we will address the importance of inclusive design and invention, looking at the real world consequences for Black people when this isn’t taken into account. We must take inclusion seriously, join us in this fight.

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The interplay of Nature and Nurture

Thumbnail Dr. Kevin Mitchell

We all share a genetic program for making a human brain but the way that program plays out is affected by random processes unique in each person, even in identical twins. What makes you the way you areand what makes each of us different from everyone else?

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Women’s Brain Project (WBP) - a global discussion on sex and gender differences in brain

Thumbnail Dr. Maria Teresa Ferretti

Men and women are different when it comes to brain and mental disease risks, frequency, severity, symptomatology and even response to treatments. Our goal is to clearly identify such differences in diseases, diagnosis, and treatments, as well as novel technologies, and leverage them for better solutions. Sex and gender differences are the first steps towards precision medicine.

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How do stressful life events affect the brain and how we think?

Thumbnail Ava Mason

The way stressful life events affect people is a complex process specific to each individual. How we neurologically process stressful memories, regulate emotions and cognitively appraise the experience all play a part in this delicate process. This interactive session allows you to reflect on how these factors impact the coping strategies you use, especially during a global pandemic.


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