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Our brain is a complicated cookie! The more you think about it, the more mindbogglingly complicated it is, particularly when you consider that your brain is the thing thinking about itself... Many of us would give up and go and have a cup of tea instead, but at Warwick there are talented researchers who are trying to unravel this great mystery and they are here to tell you about it for one night only.
Falling through the cracks in mental health care
Rebecca is part of a team working to improve the care experience of young people affected by mental health issues. She’ll share with you stories of those who have fallen through the cracks whilst transitioning between child and adult mental health services. You'll find out the extent of this crisis and how MILESTONE, the EU funded research project she’s a part of, are working to change professional attitudes to make transition more of a priority and ultimately improve services for young people. Join in the conversation, help them raise awareness of this issue and campaign for change.
Schizophrenia: Blurred margins between body & mind
Ben’s talk will take you on a tour of the history of psychiatry, highlighting the big breakthroughs in schizophrenia, and showing where/why they seem to have dried up. He’ll demonstrate (with some willing volunteers) what it might be like to develop schizophrenia, and just how difficult it can be to cope. You’ll hear about his own research on schizophrenia and diabetes (some of which is brand new), showing how it may be a clue that schizophrenia is not just a mental illness, and certainly isn’t all it seems.
Unravelling the mysteries of the human brain
Rebecca Diez (School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick)
The human brain is one of the most complex structures in the universe; unravelling its mysteries is the province of science. We live in an age where new technologies are making it possible to study the mind in ways that would previously be unimaginable. Rebecca’s research is all about unravelling these mysteries to understand how seizures occur. She’ll guide you through what we know about epilepsy, and how we’re working to fill the gaps in our knowledge. Join us for the complete guide to everything you never knew you wanted to know about epilepsy, seizures and electrophysiology.