WIN researchers visited local schools to share their research into the brain with Key Stage 3 pupils.
WIN's Big Brain Roadshow combines drama, movement and hands-on activities to give young people an introduction to the history of brain imaging from the 1800s to the present day and an outline of the ways in which current research is building our understanding of the brain.
The session begins with a performance of the WIN Play "21st Century Phrenology", which takes the viewer on a time-travelling journey through the history of humanity's attempts to understand the brain. Then, students break into small groups to visit a series of science-fair style stalls, where they can take part in hands-on activities grouped around the themes of 'the talking brain', 'the learning brain', 'the seeing brain', 'the active brain' and 'the evolving brain'. Involving physical challenges, puzzles, 3D-printed brain scans and even juggling, the activities allow students to explore different aspects of the brain while talking to real-life brain researchers about their work.
The session is delivered by active researchers working in a variety of roles, including neuroscientists, psychologists, physicists and more. Read more about the Big Brain Roadshow's 2018 visits.