Upcoming Brain Tours in London

A neuroscientist's journey to the history of medicine

Brain, pain and pleasure: Join the neuroscientist Rachel Langford to discover pain, pleasure and everything in between. Among rows of objects collected by the man of science – Henry Wellcome, we will explore the mystery of phantom pain, the old secret of child-birth, how contraceptives influence the way women experience pain and the power of the mind when it comes to sex differences in pain and pleasure. 

A journey to the way the brain deals with pain and the tips about how to do it better!

Adult only tour. Join us!

Get to know your brain and the way it affects your behaviour in your sexual, romantic and familial relationships. Discover whether gender has to do with brain structure and function, are there tasks men can perform better than women or vice versa? Who has a larger brain? Feminism and pink brains, and most important of all – are men and women equal?

A scientific journey into sex differences, and tools to take back home with you to improve inter and intra personal interactions in everyday life – with the neuroscientist Rachel Lanford (MSc.Med, MBPsS).

Until around 21 years ago, scientists knew of several structural sexual dimorphisms of the brain, but they did not think that sex had any impact on how the human brain performs daily tasks. Through fMRI and PET scan studies, a great deal of information regarding the differences between male and female brains and how much they differ in regards to both structure and function has been uncovered.

But what’s next? Does science enforce or reduce stereotypes about sexuality and sex differences?

A journey to understanding consciousness, Life after Death and States of minds with the Neuroscientist Rachel Langford (MRes), through art, philosophy and mainly – science!

Can our consciousness exist without the brain? Is there life after death? What IS death? What determines our ‘self’? Who am ‘I’? What can we learn from Einstein’s brain about how to prevent Alzheimer’s? How can we feel what it is to be conscious through memory (or losing it), language (or losing it) and dreaming (and nightmares)?

Exploring phenomena such as somnambulism, synaesthesia, and disorders of memory and consciousness, the exhibition will examine ideas around the nature of consciousness, and in particular what can happen when our typical conscious experience is interrupted, damaged or undermined. This exhibition will examine perspectives from artists, psychologists, philosophers and neuroscientists to interrogate our understanding of the conscious experience.

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