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Brain Tours in London
A glance into few of our past tours

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!

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States of Mind: consciousness and the brain

A journey to understanding consciousness, Life after Death and States of minds.

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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