Kickstart

Janice Barr (Presenter)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Schools engagement

Description

Kickstart - Neuroscience workshop

Kickstart is a programme for 5th -6thyear schoolchildren choosing university placements in the next year. These students are from non-traditional university backgrounds and as part of widening participation at Edinburgh University are invited to experience university life for a week with interactive workshops and activities. In the programme the workshop which I helped with is described as follows:- Neuroscience Measure Your Brain! Discover how scientists at the University of Edinburgh Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology (CCACE; www.ccace.ed.ac.uk) use the latest techniques in brain imaging, genetics and psychology to investigate the brain from youth to old age. You’ll get to see how CCACE measures the brain: take measurements from real brain scans and test each other’s brains by testing reaction time.
Period15 Jul 2013
Event typeWorkshop
LocationEdinburhg, United Kingdom

Keywords

  • MRI, cognitive ageing