Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Public Engagement – Schools engagement
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:-
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.