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The Myths and Realities of the Human Brain. Professor Colin Blakemore.

Neuroscientist Professor Blakemore is Cheif Executive of the Medical Research Council. He will be discussing some of the myths and realities of the human brain.

Colin Blakemore is a neuroscientist and the Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council. He is a frequent broadcaster on radio and television, has written widely for the general public and has been described as "one of Britain's most influential communicators of science".

The common view is that we only use 10% of our brains and that the brain is a fixed, unchangeable organ. But brain research, in the past two decades, has swept aside these myths. The human brain is a vast biological 'computational' machine that is constantly adapting to its input and to the demands that are placed on it. Harnessing this capacity for reorganization and repair might not only help all of us to maintain healthy minds into old age, but may also give us new tools to treat strokes, degenerative diseases and even psychiatric disorders.


Professor Colin Blakemore | talks | www


Date and Time:

17 February 2005 at 5:30 pm


1 hour



Centre for Life
Times Square
Newcastle Upon Tyne
0191 243 8292

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