Friday 23rd March – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Great Hall, Wills Building, Park St
Come and talk to scientists, investigate interactive exhibits and hands-on activities lead by scientists, explore the ‘Evolution of the brain’ and ‘Brain Art’ exhibitions and much more. Find out about current Neuroscience research through state of the art research posters.
Friday 23rd March – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm – Victoria Rooms, Bristol University
Plenary lecture with Paul Howard-Jones: ‘The prehistory and future of the learning brain: How did we get this smart and what next?’
How does learning transform us biologically? What learning processes do we share with bacteria, jellyfish and monkeys? Is technology impacting on brain evolution?
These are just some of the questions explored on a fascinating journey through 3.5 billion years of brain prehistory.
Along the way, we discover:
- how the E. coli in our stomachs learn to find food
- why a little nap can help bees find their way home
- the many ways that action, emotion and social interaction have shaped our ability to learn and
- the central role of learning in our rise to top predator
Finally, this trek through time will lead us to ask: Faced with the unprecedented challenges of the 21st century, will evolution lead us to enhancement or extinction?
Saturday 24th March 2018 10am to 5pm , Great Hall, Wills Building, Park St
FREE Entry !