Lates: If I get fitter, will my brain work better?

02 July 2024 20:40 - 21:00 The Royal Society Free Watch online

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2024.

Movement matters! What does science tell us about how exercise impacts the brain? Join us on a journey to understand how exercise can support brain health throughout the lifespan of a human being. Associate Professor Flaminia Ronca and her team from UCL, based at the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health, have been researching the effects of physical activity on cognitive function and brain activity in both children and adults.  

This talk will touch on how we can best use physical activity to optimise our mental wellbeing and brain health throughout life, and how individual differences can affect these responses. 

Attending the event

This talk will be held in the Kohn Centre on Tuesday 2 July 2024, 8.40pm — 9pm. 

  • Free to attend, no ticket required
  • The room has limited capacity, so we recommend that visitors arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the talk. We operate a first-come, first-served policy
  • This talk will take place in person at the Royal Society and will also be livestreamed on the Royal Society YouTube channel
  • Live subtitles will be available in-person and virtually
  • Suitable for over 18s
  • Travel and accessibility information and details on planning your visit - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

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