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Did you ever wonder how and why you perceive the world like you do? Do we all perceive the world differently from the people around us? And did you know the brain works like a radio and that we can actually re-tune the frequency to enhance memory? Let us explore how consciousness is formed and how memories can be enhanced. Come along and join the fun - this will definitely be a night to remember!
Consciousness - Everything We Experience
Dr Cian McCafferty (Lecturer in Anatomy & Neuroscience, UCC)
Let UCC lecturer Cian take you for a tour of the mind: Why do we see a colour, feel an emotion, or recall a past event? He’ll discuss *how* our brain might generate our experiences, and *why* we are conscious of them at all! Be aware – come and share!
Retuning the Brain with Sound
Hadley Pfalzgraf (PhD Candidate in Biosciences, UCC)
Like a radio, the human brain utilises several frequencies to process and communicate different types of information in parallel. As we age, the frequencies can become shifted, interfering with the communication in the brain. Hadley Pfalzgraf uses sounds rhythms at frequencies associated with memory to ‘retune’ the adult brain and enhance memory. Listening to auditory rhythms could be a way to promote healthy brainwaves and slow cognitive decline.