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Brain Day 2017

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  • Sat 11 Mar ’17, 10:00am – 4:00pm


Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

Brain Research: Making Headlines

The Neurological Foundation of New Zealand and The University of Otago are pleased to present a programme of thought-provoking interviews and lectures during Brain Awareness Week 2017.

Windows to The Brain – Display.
Join the neuroscience team to see what the inside of your head looks like and how it works with displays, activities and information from Dunedin’s neuro support groups and the University of Otago Brain Health Research Centre.

Inflatable 3D Brain: Walk through a giant brain
Optical Illusions: Test yourself with brain-deceiving images
Brain Work: Try interactive brain-testing activities, concussion goggles and more

Moved By the Mind - Expert talk.

Dr Angus McMorland, University of Auckland
Dr McMorland will be interviewed by Allan Baddock

In this interview motor control neurophysiologist Dr McMorland will discuss his research into how the brain controls movement; how movement is impaired in disorders such as stroke, and his investigations into the use of cutting-edge engineering technology to recover movement.

Mind Over Machines – Expert talk
Dr Calvin Young, University of Otago

Researcher Calvin Kai Young will explain how we can physically control equipment with our own mind as well as the science behind it, which is enabling us to develop everything from prosthetic limbs to drones that are controlled by the mind.

Healthy Cognition: Maintaining It As We Age – Expert Talk
Dr Liana Machado, University of Otago
Dr Machado will be interviewed by Allan Baddock

In this interview, Dr Machado will discuss healthy cognition and how all ages can maintain this through exercise and nutrition.

Repairing the Brain After Stroke: Hopeful Horizons – Expert Talk
Dr Andrew Clarkson, University of Otago
Dr Clarkson will be interviewed by Allan Baddock

Dr Clarkson will discuss the wonders of neuroprotection, regeneration and repair mechanisms to improve recovery of function following a stroke and the hope for patients on the horizon.


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