Everything in motion: How our brains control our bodies

7.00pm to 8.15pm, Wednesday 14 March

The Theatre

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  • Everything in motion

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Free for Ri Patrons,
Standard £16,
Concession £10,
Ri Members £7

Event description

As a neuroscientist and engineer, Daniel Wolpert is fascinated by how the brain controls our every movement. Join Daniel as he discusses the real reasons for human brain evolution and the engineering approaches his team uses to understand even more about what’s inside our heads.

This event is part of our 'Ri Patrons present' series. With the support of the Ri Patron community, we are pleased to present this monthly series of fascinating events bringing together science and society. Following the event, Ri Patrons have the opportunity to meet the speakers and learn more about their research.

To learn more about supporting the Ri through patronage, please email us at patrons@ri.ac.uk

About the speaker

Daniel Wolpert read medicine at Cambridge before completing an Oxford Physiology DPhil followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at MIT. He then joined the faculty at the Institute of Neurology, UCL and in 2005 moved to Cambridge University where he is Professor of Engineering, a Royal Society Research Professor and Fellow of Trinity College. In 2012 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and made a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator. His research interests are computational and experimental approaches to human movement.


The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.

Latecomers will be admitted to the gallery.

Following the talk, Ri Patrons are invited to a speakers drinks reception in the library.

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