With Hot Chilli Peppers in Mind...
students from Leicester and the county are being invited to the University of
Leicester for some brain teasers.
will learn about the workings of the mind at a dedicated symposium to mark
national Brain Awareness Week. With the motto 'use it or lose it' the
international organisation DANA Alliance for the brain is encouraging scientists
across the globe to get out of the laboratory and explain their science to the
the topics will be what scientists have learnt from hot chilli peppers and how
to detect and listen to sound.
by Professor Ian Forsythe of the Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology
– one of the top research departments in the country – a total of 100
A-Level students will find out about some of the latest advances in tackling
will be joined by colleagues Dr Liz Seward and Dr Blair Grubb for the event on
Friday, March 14. Together they form a research co-operative funded by the
Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust which is directed toward
understanding brain function.
Introduction – Professor Ian Forsythe
Communication! The key to brain function
Dr Liz Seward
Ouch! Hot Chilli Peppers…
Dr Blair Grubb
Wired for Sound: Listening to neurones
Professor Ian Forsythe
event is being held in the Bennett building link lecture theatre, University of
Leicester, on Friday, March 14. Brain
Awareness Week takes place from March 10-16.
NOTE TO NEWSDESK:
is available from Jacky Wetzig, School and Colleges Liaison Officer, telephone
0116 252 2674, and Professor Forsythe, telephone 0116 252 3301
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