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If brains could talk

The venue has two steps at the entrance but a ramp can be deployed to enable step-free access.
Past event - 2022
11 May Doors 7.30pm
Event 8.00-9.30pm
Grain & Glass, 75-80 Vyse Street,
Birmingham B18 6HA
From stigma surrounding certain mental conditions to the notoriously tricky teenage years, hear our experts reveal how parts of our brains communicate with each other and what happens when things are a little different.

Circuits and synapses: schizophrenia and epilepsy

Dr Stuart Greenhill (Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience, Aston University)
Professor Gavin Woodhall (Professor of Neuropharmacology, Aston University)
Together, epilepsy and schizophrenia affect ~2% of the population worldwide, which is over 140 million people. Historically, both have led to stigma, with people even thought to be possessed or be witches. It turns out that epilepsy and schizophrenia might be two sides of the same coin, reflecting changes in the way brain cells communicate with each other - the same changes may even partly explain why teenagers are grumpy! Stuart and Gavin have been researching brain circuits for a combined 50+ years, come and talk to them about neurones, circuits and synapses at our Pint of Science event.

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