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The Magic of Neuroscience

10 Nov 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Merchant Venturers Building



SRUK is proud to present a new outreach event, organised by the South West constituency. This new free event was created to explore the science behind interesting subjects like magic, human perception, cognitive illusions and psychological disorders from a neuroscientist’s point of view. We will enjoy several talks from excellent experts in the field, and a few interactive workshops where we will play a bit with your brain. The workshop session is designed for kids and adults. Kids are very welcome to the whole event however we recommend if they join us after the talks. Please register HERE for free, and join us the 10th November 2018, in the Merchant Venturers Building, (Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1UB).

Morning session
11.00 – 11.30 Registration
11.30 – 11.40 Welcome
11.40 – 12.20 Steve Bagienski. “The crossroads of Magic & Wellbeing” Goldsmith, University of London
12.20 – 12.50 Dr László Tálas “Deceiving the Eye: Illusions and Camouflage” University of Bristol
12.50 – 13.30 Lunch

Afternoon session
13.30 – 14.00 Prof. Marcus Munafo: “How Anxiety Changes the Way We See the World” University of Bristol
14.00 – 14.30 Dr Hugo Caffaratti: “Decoding Wonder” Goldsmith, University of London
14.30 – 14.45 Break

14.45 – 16.00 Workshops
Control someone else’s arm! How is your brain different from your dog’s?
Wrestle someone using your brain and be our competition winner!
Can you hear and talk with your eyes?
Hack your brain: See and feel things which aren’t real!


10 Nov 2018
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Merchant Venturers Building
75 75 Woodland Rd, Bristol
Bristol, BS8 1UB United Kingdom
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