Canterbury Pint of Science event to focus on human thought

Members of the public are being invited to join a fascinating event in Canterbury on Tuesday 21 May to discover more about University research on positive and negative aspects of human thought.

Three talks by Kent researchers will take place at the city’s The Foundry pub as part of the national Pint of Science series of events taking place up and down the country.

The first of the evening’s talks will see Dr Rasa Mikelyte present Food for thought: What is a good mealtime for people with dementia and what can we all learn from it? The talk will invite people to imagine themselves in the position of a person with dementia who has mealtime difficulties.

The second will be presented by Mahsa Barzy, and is entitled Who said what and why it matters to the brain? Evidence from Autism spectrum disorder. The talk will address how and to what extent people with/without autism rely on speakers’ voices to anticipate a message and what happens in the brain when voice and message don’t match.

The third talk will be presented by Dr Freya Vass-Rhee and is entitled This is Your Brain on the Arts. In this participatory talk/demonstration, Dr Vass-Rhee will use arts-sciences experiments to offer answers to these and other questions, and also show how researchers use finding about ‘your brain on the arts’ to enhance well-being.

Tickets for the event, which runs from 19.00-22.00, are priced at £4. More details and booking here.