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It's All In The Mind

Please note this event takes place at the Blu Bar
Past event - 2019
21 May 18:30 - 21:30
Doyle's, 9 College St,
Dublin D02 WN62
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What happens when the brain misbehaves? Meet us downstain in Doyle's to learn about brain development and depression, why walking is more than putting one foot in front of the other, the importance of caregivers in early development, and how cannabis could help people with epilepsy

The Brain in Motion

Dr. John S Butler (Lecturer in Mathematics and Statistics)
Falls are one of the leading causes of reduction in life expectancy. There are also many
neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, that affect people’s ability to walk and therefore impacting their quality of life. For a long time, walking was considered an automatic process which did not require much cortical processing resources, but this is not the case. In this talk, I will present a series of studies which investigate the neural processes of walking in healthy young people, older people and people with Parkinson’s disease.

A recipe for infant develpment: the role of genes and parental behavior

Dr. Anna Truzzi (Postdoctoral Researcher in Developmental Neuroscience)
What infants’ experience in their first year of life play an important role in paving the way for the subsequent development. Being social animals this holds especially true for what infants’ learn in the context of the interaction with their primary caregivers. However caregiver-infant interactions are complex and dynamic contexts and their resulting effect on development depends on both parental behaviors and infants’ own genetic predispositions. In my research I studied how this two factors mingle in influencing individual's social development

Tracing the roots of mental health in the developing brain

Dr. Clare Kelly (Ussher Assistant Professor of Functional Neuroimaging)
Mental health difficulties conditions such as depression reflect disturbances in typical brain function. I will talk about how we can use brain imaging technologies such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study brain function across development so that we can learn when, why, and in whom mental health difficulties emerge.

Cannabis: Myths and legends

Dr. Thomas Hill (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
Cannabis has been used for millennia to treat a wide variety of diseases. In recent years it has hit the headlines for its potential to treat epilepsy, however there are still many myths and legends associated with cannabis. On top of this there are also some confusion about how they are classed, with Cannabis based medicine, medical cannabis and CBD oil are often used interchangeably. These are three very different things. I will walk you through the important differences between them and the implications that these differences have for the treatment of epilepsy.

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9 College St, Dublin, D02 WN62 9 College St, Dublin, D02 WN62
20 May
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The Human Blueprint

Body 21 Medicine
9 College St, Dublin, D02 WN62 9 College St, Dublin, D02 WN62