Media Activity

Media Activity

Below are the latest media and public engagement activities of BAP members:

Ciara McCabe
Food On The Brain - The Times Cheltenham Science Festival
We all know the expression ‘thinking with your stomach’ but is this really so far from the truth? By looking at our brains’ responses to food, can we better understand eating disorders and depression? Can the bacteria in our gut affect our ability to think? Join Phil Burnet and Ciara McCabe as they explore whether what we eat matters more than we think.
4th June 2014

Barbara Sahakian
Reddit AMA: From lost memories to brain drugs, a leading neuroscientist answered your questions
Barbara Sahakian answered questions from the public in a Q and A organised by The Conversation on Reddit. Read AMA comments on Reddit
29th May 2014

Liz Tunbridge
Hay Festival - The Next Big Thing sponsored by the Royal Society
Liz Tunbridge discussed her research in front of a packed house at the Hay Festival. The session featured researchers speaking about the developments that they are most excited about within their field. Liz discussed her recent research showing that a key genetic factors can dramatically influence the impact of a drug on memory performance: enhancing it is some people whilst impairing it in others. Brief presentations from Liz, Ana Cavalcanti (a computer scientist), Alexandra Brand (a fungal microbiologist) and Lucie Green (a solar scientist) were followed by a lively Q&A session, covering everything from the key role that computer programming plays in all scientific disciplines to the ethics of cognitive enhancement and the implications of genetic information for clinical trials.
29th May 2014

Michael Bloomfield
Imperial Festival - Cannabis and the Brain
Dr Michael Bloomfield talks about his work investigating cannabis use and its effects on the brain.
28th May 2014

Sean Hood
University of Western Australia - School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
The School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Western Australia is a world-class institution. Situated in a gorgeous river-side university campus in sunny Perth, it excels in teaching, research, clinical collaboration with its local, national, and international partners.
2nd May 2014