Mind the Brain will feature talks from researchers at the forefront of the Cognitive Neuroscience field. Experts will be invited to answer challenging questions in a panel discussion at the end of the day. Please click on the block titles for more information on talks.


09:00 Registration opens
10:00 - 11:30 Block 1
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee and tea
12:00 - 13:30 Block 2
13:30 - 14:30 Break
14:30 - 16:00 Block 3
16:10 - 17:00 Panel Discussion
17:00 - 18:00 Reception

Block 1

Transition from Childhood to Adulthood

"Me, Myself, and My Mother: How a Body Becomes the Self"
Katerina Fotopolou

“Why do Adolescents take Risks?”

Jack Andrews

“Ageing and the Transition between Ageing and Dementia”
Emrah Düzel

Block 2

The Effect of Health and Disease on the Brain

"Anxiety: from Walking Alone in the Dark to Debilitating Anxiety Disorders"
Oliver Robinson

“Meeting Trouble Halfway: Anxiety’s Influence on Chronic Pain”
Kateryna Shkuropat

“The Impact of Brain Pathology on Cognitive Systems: The Case for Neuropsychology”
Diana Caine

Block 3

 How We Can Change Our Brain

“Education and the Brain”
Michael Thomas

“Attention, Working Memory and Dynamic Brain Activity”
Duncan Astle 

"Learning from Episodes and Learning More Over Time"
Elliott Wimmer 

"Neuroplasticity and Robotic Arms"
Tamar Makin


Panel Discussion

Professor Geraint Rees
Dr Antonia Hamilton
Ms Abigail Jones
Dr Rui Loureiro