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Brain Awareness Week 2010

Brain Awareness Week (15th-21st March 2010) is a global campaign, which seeks to increase the public understanding and awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.  The Cardiff Neurosciences Centre (CNC) in collaboration with the School of Biosciences and the MRC Centre for the Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics is hosting a series of events during this week.

For further details on any of these events, please contact either Vanessa or Catherine at cnc@cardiff.ac.uk or telephone 02920 874765


Sunday 14th March 2010 - Chapter ARTS - A Single Man

The Sci Screen at the Chapter Arts Centre is a new cross cutting event promoting the engagement of society in the complex field of biomedical science and genetics.  IT uses film to explain and inform in an understandable and entertaining way the wider social interpretations and implications of developments in biomedical science.  The event will include an opportunity for discussion and debate with 3-4 invited local biomedical scientists and academics.

Monday 15th March 2010 - Neuroscience Open Afternoon 

Experience cutting edge neuroscience research at Cardiff University in the fields of dementia, mental illness, visual disorders and neuroimaging.  This is your opportunity to meet and ask questions to our neuroscience researchers and learn why neuroscience research needs your help!  Admission is strictly by ticket only, obtained through the CNC.

Tuesday 16th March 2010 - Philosophy Cafe 

How are our minds and our brains related?   And what is the relationship between introspective knowledge of our minds, and knowledge of our brains, the territory of neuroscience? An evening of discussion with a neuroscientist and a philosopher from Cardiff University.

Wednesday 17th March 2010 - Learn about Life 'Neuroscience Workshops' 

As part of the 'Learn About Life' programme, the CNC and the School of Biosciences will be running a series of Neuroscience workshops for 120 school children aged 10-11years.

Friday 19th  and Saturday 20th March 2010 - Techniquest - Neuroscience Workshops 

In collaboration with Techniquest scientists from the CNC will be running a series of Neuroscience workshops for school children and the public at Techniquest on these days.