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Psychology at the Science Festival

last modified Oct 25, 2015 06:02 AM
Psychology at the Science Festival

The 20th Science Festival

The annual Science Festival is a great opportunity to find out about the amazing research being undertaken in the University. This year, the Festival will run from 10 - 23 March and, as in previous years, the Department will play a full role. The theme of this 20th Science Festival is structures and patterns.

The Department of Psychology will be running several events:

Mind patterns and brain structures

This is a hands on, drop in event on Saturday 15 March, 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm, where members of the Department will showcase their latest research through a series of fun and interactive exhibits and posters. Discover how people form memories, what influences gambling behaviour, how the brain develops in adolescence and much more!

The captured thought

In this talk on Saturday 15 March, 11am-12pm, cognitive neuroscientist, Professor Nicky Clayton, and artist and writer Clive Wilkins, will be investigating the idea of thinking without words. 

Do hormones in the womb affect how your brain and mind develops?

On Saturday 15th March, 2-3pm Professor Simon Baron-Cohen will be describing his research into the effect of testosterone in the womb on brain development.

What's wrong with pink? 

On Wednesday 12 March, 8-9pm Professor Melissa Hines, whose research focuses on gender development, will talk about why certain toys are preferred by different genders.

The Science Festival is a great opportunity to see psychological research in action - don't miss it!

More Science Festival news...

The meaning of success: insights from women at Cambridge

In celebration of International Women's Day 2014, a new book and web resource recognising the great achievements of women in Cambridge will be launched by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz. This will take place in the run up to the Science Festival on Wednesday 5 March. One of the Cambridge women celebrated in the book is the Department's Professor of Comparative Cognition, Professor Nicky Clayton.