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Bedtime Stories for the Brain

21 November, 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Neuroscience – the scientific study of the brain and the nervous system – seems to be ever more visible in popular culture. Research about the brain is often portrayed as a means of helping to understand our bodies, our selves and even our societies. We are increasingly told in newspapers, on television and elsewhere that ‘we are our brains’, and to ‘look after’ our brains. Humanities and social science scholars, though, have looked more critically about the circulation of such assertions and calls, and at the science on which they purport to be based. What do non-scientists, including people living with neurological disorders, think it means to ‘be’ a brain? How are messages to ‘look after’ one’s brain circulated in the media and beyond? And what are the implications for individuals and cultures? Come along to discover more, and work with a story-telling expert to write your very own bedtime story to your brain.

This event is part of the ‘Beyond Bodies’ series by the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society at University of Edinburgh.

In partnership with

Scottish Storytelling Centre

Contact email address

cbss@ed.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Date:
21 November, 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bedtime-stories-for-the-brain-tickets-66846121549

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Is booking required?
Yes
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
Part of the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society #beyondbodies programme.
Contact email address
cbss@ed.ac.uk
Event partners
Scottish Storytelling Centre
Region
Scotland
City/town
Edinburgh
Accessibility information
The Scottish Storytelling Centre is fully accessible to all customers. Access statement is available at https://www.scottishstorytellingcentre.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2019/03/Access-Statement_SSC_2019.pdf
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Venue

Scottish Storytelling Centre
43-45 High Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1SR United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
The Scottish Storytelling Centre is fully accessible to all customers. Access statement is available at https://www.scottishstorytellingcentre.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2019/03/Access-Statement_SSC_2019.pdf
Phone:
0131 556 9579
Website:
http://www.tracscotland.org/scottish-storytelling-centre