On Monday, Sixth Form Psychology pupils attended a Brain Day with Dr Guy Sutton from Medical Biology Interactive, and Honorary Special Lecturer in Neuroscience at University of Nottingham Medical School. The neuroscience workshop was an enlightening opportunity to expand pupils’ A level knowledge about the complex structures and functions of the brain.

The workshop began with a detailed introduction about the working brain and its ability to adapt and change when affected by lack of sleep, brain damage and substance abuse. Pupils then witnessed a live dissection of a sheep’s brain, and were able to examine the specimen pieces up close.

In the final lecture, Dr Sutton talked about advancements in neurotechnology, the future possibility of telepathy – to many pupils’ amazement – and how the brain can be linked to crime. There was an opportunity to ask many varied questions about brain anatomy and mental disorders, among many other topics.

Eleanor (D)