Sex, lies and brain scans

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Thursday 18 May

The Theatre

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  • Brains scans have revolutionised neuroscience

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Standard £14


Concession £10


Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has proved to be game changing in terms of understanding the brain. Through fMRI, patients in a persistent vegetative states have been able to communicate, and unconscious biases uncovered. Join Barbara Sahakian and Julia Gottwald as they explore how this technique could be used, and abused, in the future.

About the speakers

Barbara Sahakian is Professor of Neuroscience at Cambridge University. Her research is about the neural basis of cognitive, emotional and behavioural dysfunction.

Julia Gottwald is a PhD student in Neuroscience in Barbara's lab at Cambridge University. She is particularly interested in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Barbara and Julia's new book, Sex, Lies, and Brain Scans, will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.

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