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Thinking It's All Over!

Please note: Events will be held on the ground floor and are 18years+. Step free access is also available - please ask a steward for assistance.
Past event - 2022
09 May Doors: 6:30PM
Event: 7:00PM-9:30PM
The Southsea Village, 81 Palmerston Road,
Portsmouth PO5 3PP
You will learn all about how the brain and mental health is affected in different ways due to different societal pressures.  Join us to uncover how fish are changing the way we think about memory and how psychology can be as important as physical fitness on the pitch!

The memory of a fish

Dr Matt Parker (Reader in Neuroscience and Psychopharmacology)
As we get older, forgetfulness is inevitable. In some people (eg, those with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s) it can severely impact on quality of life, and lead to them needing full time care. Scientists are trying to find ways of prolonging and improving memory, in both healthy people and people with neurodegenerative diseases. In this talk, I will tell you about work that we have done with a small freshwater fish (zebrafish) and how this can help us understand (and treat) memory problems!

Drinking during the COVID-19 pandemic

James Clay (Postgraduate Research Student)
Orders to remain at home and socially isolate during COVID-19 affected us all. For many, sudden lifestyle changes caused significant mental distress. At the start of the pandemic, scientists were concerned how this may leave vulnerable individuals at-risk of developing, or re-establishing, hazardous alcohol use. Sadly, they were right, with record high alcohol-related deaths in 2020-21. In this talk, I will discuss current research findings to answer the question of who was drinking more and put forward ideas as to why.

How to trick your opponent in the penalty kick

Harry Ramsey (Postgraduate Research Student)
Penalty kicks play a decisive role in the most prestigious football tournaments around the world. As a result, they represent incredibly high pressure situations whereby the goalkeeper and penalty taker enter a short but intense game of 'cat and mouse'; each attempting to outdo the other in a psychological as well as physical competition. In this talk, I will discuss some of the ways in which each player might seek to trick their opponent and gain an advantage over the other.

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