Behind the Brain

Find out what makes you tick with a week of talks on the brain, including pitting humans against other animals, revealing the hidden side of memory and settling once and for all whether two heads really are better than one.

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Monday 23 October

Are you smarter than a chimpanzee?

Do humans have more brain power than animals? Find out!

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 12+

Tuesday 24 October

Memories: Can't live with them, can't live without them

Find out why some memories won't stick while others won't go away in this panel discussion with Vin Walsh, Julia Shaw and Jennifer Wild.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Thursday 26 October

What our brains want

Hear this year's Brain Prize Winners, Ray Dolan, Wolfram Schultz and Peter Dayan discuss our brain's reward systems with 'All in the mind' host Claudia Hammond.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Friday 27 October

Two heads (Discourse)

In this Discourse, Chris and Uta Frith join forces to answer the age-old question: are two heads better than one?

When:

7.20pm to 8.45pm, The Theatre

Type:

Discourses, Talks