A voyage around the functions of the human brain

 

Brain scan

Join Dr Holly Bridge on a tour through the functions of the human brain as part of the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.

Dr Holly Bridge is a Royal Society University Research Fellow based at University of Oxford FMRIB Centre. Dr Bridge's research looks at how visual information is processed in the human brain, both in subjects with normal and abnormal vision. In particular she is interested in how the input from the two eyes leads to a perception of depth (stereoscopic vision).

Dr Bridge gave an interactive talk to school groups during the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition about her research. Students constructed a brain for themselves (from modelling clay) and were then asked to perform a variety of tasks designed to show variation in performance both between individuals and within their own brain. An overview of current techniques used to invesitgate brain function and dysfunction gave an insight into how scientists hope to gain a comprehensive understanding of the brain.

A voyage around the functions of the human brain 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

Events coming up

  • The interaction of fire and mankind 14 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Professor Claire Belcher and Dr Chris Roos
  • The interaction of fire and mankind - further discussion 16 September 2015 at The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Dr Claire Belcher and Professor Chris Roos
  • Open House Weekend 2015 19 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London The Royal Society's building will be open to the public on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2015.

For more events please see the events diary.