Cognitive Neuropsychology Centre Open to public (Ex Psych Dept)
With public outreach becoming an increasingly important part of research, our main objective is to demonstrate our work on diagnosing cognitive problems in stroke and dementia, improving current rehabilitation strategies and helping people to keep mentally fit.
Visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to observe and take part in tablet cognitive assessments which are currently used for diagnosis of memory, speech and attention problems in acute stroke patients in the John Radcliffe Hospital. Furthermore, throughout the day there will be demonstrations and talks on various brain stimulation techniques, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), explaining how they are useful in stroke rehabilitation. There will also be demonstrations of other widely used research techniques, such as eye-tracking and the Tower of Hanoi. Visitors will have the chance to ask questions, share opinions and take part in discussions over the course of the day.
Children of all ages will have the chance to learn about the brain, its structure and functions. They will also be able to take part in fun paper-and-pen and computerised games and to make paper brain hats.
Overall, this will be a fun family event combining learning and entertainment. Drinks and snacks will be provided.