Other Dublin events

Understanding Our Brain

Past event - 2022
11 May 7pm
Chaplin's, 1-2 Hawkins Street,
Dublin D02 K590
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The sensory brain and how we perceive our world

Rebecca Brady (PhD Student of Mathematical Science in TU Dublin)
I like to apply my mathematical skillset to research involving the human brain - which is made up of approximately 86 billion neurons! I look at how these neurons form connections with each other and pass on information about the world around us. I try to understand how the brain works (and why it sometimes doesn’t) by building computer models which can perform the same tasks as humans. I usually spend my free time either reading, socialising with friends or heading home to Monaghan to visit my family and our dog Pippa.

The 'Smart Hearts Lab' - a future of emotion coachers?

Angelo Simoes (PhD student, TU Dublin)
Angelo Simoes is the creator of the ‘Smart Hearts Lab’, an emotion coaching program for junior cycle students. Currently, he is implementing the program in a school as part of his ongoing PhD research. With an academic and professional background in clinical and health psychology, he believes insights from brain and emotion science can really help people mastering their emotional lives and support others in doing so – for a future where emotion coaching becomes as natural as breathing, being implemented by everyone.

The Mathematics of Deciding

John Butler (PhD, Lecturer, TU Dublin, School of Mathematics and Statistics)
John Butler is a lecturer in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at Technological University Dublin. John uses his PhD in Mathematics and postdoctoral training in Neuroscience to design experiments and analysis methods to investigate sensory integration, myopia, neuronal modeling and self-motion.