Upcoming talks at RI
Brainstorm: Detective stories from the world of neurology
Thursday 10 May, 7.00pm – 8.30pm
The brain is the most complex structure in the Universe, and neurologists must puzzle out life-changing diagnoses from the tiniest of clues. In this talk, Suzanne O’Sullivan will follow the trail of her patients’ symptoms: feelings of déjà vu lead us to a damaged hippocampus; spitting and fidgeting to the right temporal lobe; fear of movement to a brain tumour and a missed heartbeat to the limbic system.
Inventing ourselves: The secret life of the teenage brain
Monday 4 June, 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Drawing upon her cutting-edge research, award-winning neuroscientist, Sarah-Jayne Blakemore will explain what happens inside the adolescent brain, and what her team’s experiments have revealed about our behaviour, and how we relate to each other and our environment. Our adolescence provides a lens through which we can see ourselves anew. It is fundamental to how we invent ourselves.