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Past Events

BrainFlix and Chill movie nights – The Science of Sleep

Our 5th movie of the BrainFlix Brain Awareness Campaign is here!

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Together with WCSA (Wolfson College Student Association), we will be screening the 2006 movie “The Science of Sleep”, a surrealistic science fantasy comedy film written and directed by Michel Gondry.

 

Following the death of his father in Mexico, a shy insecure young man agrees to come to Paris to be closer to his widowed mother. He lands a boring job and falls in love with his charming neighbour Stéphanie. But conquering her is no bed of roses for the young man and the only solution he finds to put up with the difficulties he is going through is escape into a dream world.

Join us at 19.00 on Thursday 18th of May, at the Wolfson College Lee Room, for a dive in surrealism!

Entrance is free and popcorn/refreshments will be kindly provided by WCSA!

 

 


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You haven’t seen your neuro friends for a while? Have something exciting to share? Or just want to relax after a long day in lab?

Come and join us for our pub night!

Date: Wednesday, 10th May
Time: From 7pm
Place: Cambridge Blue pub


 

Past Events

“De-sci-ding on a Career” – CamBRAIN Annual Careers Event

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Are you working towards or have you just completed your degree in neuroscience?

What could you possibly do with it?

Come and join us for CamBRAIN’s annual Careers Event which will take place on Wednesday, 3rd May at 6pm in St John’s Old Divinity School.

Here you will have the opportunity to hear from professionals who have a degree in neuroscience and who are now lead experts in a wide range of fields such as industry, academia, science communication, entrepreneurship, consultancy and many more!
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Here is our speaker line-up: 

1. Dr Liam Wilson (QuintilesIMS) – Market Intelligence, Publishing, Communications, Consultancy
2. Dr Sara Soleman (GlaxoSmithKline) – Clinical Development Manager
3. Dr Adam Tozer (Technology Networks) – Science Writer
4. Tahl Holzman (Cambridge NeuroTech) – Founder and CEO
5. Dr Ewan St John Smith (Department of Pharmacology) – University Lecturer in Pharmacology
6. Dr Timothy Rittman (Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, Department of Clinical Neurosciences) – Neurology Academic Clinical Fellow and Senior Specialist Registrar in Neurology
7. Cambridge University Careers Service

Each speaker will give a short talk about their career path and some tips for you and your future climb up the career ladder. The talks will be followed by a speed networking session where you will have the chance to engage with our speakers in smaller groups and ask them more specific questions. We will close the evening with a free drinks reception and a further opportunity to network.

Tickets are FREE but we have a limited number so hurry up and book yours now to avoid disappointment. You can register using this link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/de-sci-ding-on-a-career-cambrain-careers-event-tickets-33694050813


 

Autism Awareness Day – Movie Night and Discussion

The World Autism Awareness Day (2 April 2017) is soon approaching and we have collaborated with the Autism Research Trust (art)* to raise awareness and dispel stereotypes and misinformation.

Come and join us for a movie night and discussion about females and autism!

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The evening will commence at 18.00.

At 18.15 we will hear a short introduction about Autism in Females by expert in the field Amber Ruigrok, who is a Binks Autism Neuroscience Research Associate at the Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge.

The talk will be followed by a movie screening of the “Jack of the red hearts”, a touching and thought-provoking family drama about an autistic girl that forever changes the life of a young con-artist.

Finally, after the movie, Helena Leather will give us a short commentary on the movie and share with us how it relates to her personal experience with autism.

Entrance is £3
Snacks and refreshments will be provided!

~Dress code is blue (autism awareness colour), or pink!~
~All proceedings from this event will to the Autism Research Trust~

*The Autism Research Trust raises funds to predominantly support research conducted at the Autism Research Centre (ARC) at Cambridge University. The Trust aims to develop our understanding of the causes of autism and to evaluate interventions to ensure that people affected by autism receive the best possible support.


Brainflix and Chill Movie Night – Shutter Island

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Which would be worse: To live as a monster, or to die as a good man?

CamBRAIN in association with WCSA (Wolfson College Student Association) would like to announce the 3rd movie of our Brain Awareness campaign: “Brainflix and Chill”

Our 3rd movie Shutter Island” is set in a hospital for the criminally insane. The movie casts DiCaprio as a detective sent to investigate the disappearance of a patient from this mental facility that lies on a remote island. But once there he gets entwined in the odd goings-on at the hospital, where the patients warn him of imminent danger, the staff seem to be holding their own secret agendas and everyone seems to be conspiring against his investigation.

Join us at 18.30 on Wednesday 1st of March, at the Wolfson College Bar, for a gripping psychological thriller!

Entrance is free and popcorn/refreshments will be kindly provided by WCSA!


Panel Discussion: A Psychedelic Conversation: Tackling the taboo

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It’s the drug that takes you on a trip like no other. The drug that fueled a generation of musicians, activists and philosophers, who personafied the so called counterculture era of the ’60s. Some know it as ‘acid’; ‘Lucy’; ‘shrooms’. It was called a party drug. And quickly made a banned substance.

Evenso, science has long recognised the potential of psychedelics as a therapy for treating mental illnesses and a tool for understanding the human mind, but restrictions on its use since the ’60s had forced numerous researchers and therapists to abandon their work. However, the tide is changing and the field has seen a resurgence in recent times.

Join us for an evening with the experts leading the charge.

Speakers:
Professor Paul Fletcher, Bernard Wolfe Professor of Health Neuroscience at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge.

Amanda Feilding, Founder and Director of the Beckley Foundation.

Leor Roseman- PhD candidate in the Beckley-Imperial Research Program, Imperial College London.

Chaired by Professor Ed Bullmore, Head of Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge.

After a moderated discussion between the experts, the floor will be opened to questions from the audience. This event is open to all university staff and students and entrance is FREE!

REGISTER HERE: For organisational purposes, please register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-psychedelic-conversation-tackling-the-taboo-tickets-31550760173

For more information, go the event’s website here: https://apsychedelicconversation.splashthat.com/

The event will be recorded by CU-TV (https://www.cu-tv.uk/)!

An event organised by CamBRAIN (https://www.facebook.com/CamBrainCNS/?fref=ts)


 

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Did you have a rough week? Problems in the lab? Or you have something exciting and neuroscience-y you would like to share? We are here for you!

A table has been reserved for us (just look for the CamBRAIN sign), so come along for a drink and meet your fellow neuro-enthusiasts.

Time, date and venue: 19.00, on Wednesday 15th of February, at the Maypole.


Neuroscience Pub Quiz

 

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Have an amazing team to tackle our challenging questions with? Looking for a place to apply your random science knowledge?

Come along to the one and only CamBRAIN pub quiz organised in collaboration with the Psychiatry Department!

You can bring a team of 4-5 people or find teammates on the spot – our CamBRAIN executive committee members will certainly be looking to join your teams!

Exciting prizes await the winners!

Time, date, and venue: 7.00pm, Thursday 9th of February, at St John’s College Bar


 

NeuroTalks – The Naked Brain: Neuroimaging in Health and Disease

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Talks will start promptly at 6pm in the locker room but please stick around after and have some drinks with us! See below for a summary of the two talks.

When: Wednesday, 1st of February

Where: The Cambridge Brew House (locker room)

Speakers:

Dr Kirstie Whittaker
Title: Checking your working: a reproducible and replicable neuroimaging study of adolescent brain development.

Abstract: Adolescence is a period of human brain growth and high incidence of mental health disorders. In 2016 the Neuroscience in Psychiatry Network published a study of adolescent brain development which showed that the hubs of the structural connectome are late developing and are found in association cortex (http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1601745113). Furthermore, these regions are enriched for genes related to schizophrenia. In this presentation Dr Kirstie Whitaker will demonstrate how this work is supported by open data and analysis code, and that the results replicate in two independent cohorts of teenagers. She will encourage CamBRAIN members to take steps towards ensuring that their work meets these standards for open and reproducible science in 2017 and beyond.

Bio: Kirstie discovered the wonder of brain imaging at the University of British Columbia during a masters degree in Medical Physics. She completed a PhD in Neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley in 2012 and in 2017 joined the Turing Institute from a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Psychiatry. She is an Fulbright scholarship alumna and 2016/17 Mozilla Fellow for Science. Kirstie was named, with her collaborator Petra Vertes, as a 2016 Global Thinker by Foreign Policy magazine.

Dr Abdul Karim Haji Dheere
Title: Neuroinflammation and in vivo molecular imaging

Abstract: The brain is an inherently difficult tissue to investigate in living subjects. efforts to understand brain disorders have benefited greatly from in vivo Positron Emission Tomography (PET). PET is a non-invasive technique that is extensively used for in vivo molecular imaging. Translocator protein (TSPO) is the most commonly used biomarker for PET brain imaging. Considerable evidence suggests that TSPO plays a role in numerous diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, inflammation and metastatic cancer. We hereby provide in vivo clinical evidence indicating the expression of TSPO altered in patients with neurodegenerative diseases. The changes are specific to regions of the brain known to be affected by the disease.

Matilde Vaghi
Title: Mind the Brain: Cognitive and neural underpinnings for obsessive-compulsive disorder

Abstract: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a prevalent psychiatric condition characterized by _obsessions_, intrusive, unwanted thoughts, and _compulsions_, repetitive acts or behaviours that the person feels driven to perform in an inflexible, ritualistic way. Convergent lines of evidence point to an unusually clear picture of the neuroanatomical circuitry affected in OCD, whereby fronto-striatal circuits are suggested to be involved in its pathophysiology. However, this model has not been clearly linked to underlying cognitive or psychological processes mediated by this circuitry. I will discuss neuropsychological approaches used for the investigation of mental conditions and present my work which has linked altered connectivity in specific fronto-striatal loops to objective behavioural measures of relevance for OCD.

Bio: Matilde completed a MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at University San Raffaele in Milan before starting her PhD in Psychology at University of Cambridge. She was awarded a Pinsent Darwin studentship in Mental Health to bridge the neural patterns and neuropsychological signature of patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). She is about to finish her PhD, then ready to keep studying the brain to further our understanding of mental illness.


GABA Agonistas

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Did you have a rough week? Problems in the lab? Or you have something exciting and neuroscience-y you would like to share? We are here for you!

A table has been reserved for us (just look for the CamBRAIN sign), so come along for a drink and meet your fellow neuro-enthusiasts.

Time, date and venue: 19.00, on Wednesday 25th of January, at the Maypole.

We hope to see you there!


Brainflix and Chill Movie Night – Concussion

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CamBRAIN in association with WCSA would like to announce the 2nd movie of our Brain Awareness campaign: “Brainflix and Chill”.

Our 2nd movie “Concussion” is related to concussions and other types of repetitive play-related head blows in American football.These have been shown to be the cause of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which has led to player suicides and other debilitating symptoms after retirement, including memory loss, depression and dementia.

Will Smith starring in “Concussion” as an accomplished forensic neuropathologist (Dr. Bennet Omalu) uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players and makes the first discovery of CTE in a pro player.

Join us at 18.30 on Wednesday 18th of January, at the Wolfson College Bar, for a true-story drama!

Entrance is free and popcorn/refreshments will be kindly provided by WCSA!

If you would like to join, please RSVP at our facebook event here.

Winter Social – NeuroArt Exhibition

 

Neuroscience. Art. Poetry. Comedy. Magic. One event!

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We are extremely excited to invite you to CamBRAIN’s NeuroArt Competition and Winter Social at 7pm on Sunday, 4th December in the Diamond Room at Selwyn College. 

 

The event will take the form of an art exhibition with several live performances. Our outstanding judges this year – Valeriya N-Georg, Steve Cross and Nataly Martynyuk will select a winner and a runner-up on the night and there will also be a special prize for the audience’s favourite artwork.

If you would like to attend, please register here: https://www.facebook.com/events/336938366680261/

We will be grateful if on the night you can contribute with £5 towards the expenses of our event. Complementary food and drinks will also be provided!

Come and celebrate with us the end of a fantastic year in a world where science and art meet each other in unexpected ways! We look forward to seeing you all there!

 


 

Brainflix and Chill Movie Night – Memento

CamBRAIN in association with WCSA (Wolfson College Student Association) are excited to announce a joint brain-awareness movie campaign: “Brainflix and Chill”.brainflix-and-chill

Our 1st movie is related to amnesia and short-term memory loss:

Two Oscar Nominee, Memento, tells the story of a man who can no longer form new memories after a severe head injury. Leonard (Guy Pearce) is determined to find justice after the loss of a loved one, even though he is incapable of fully remembering the crime, in this offbeat thriller.

Join us at 18.00 on Wednesday 23rd of November, at the Wolfson College Bar, for a head spinning adventure!

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to our Facebook event here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/696064963880032/

Entrance is free and popcorn/refreshments will be kindly provided by WCSA!

 


 

GABA Agonistas

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Did you have a rough week? Problems in the lab? Or you have something exciting and neuroscience-y you would like to share? We are here for you!

A table has been reserved for us (just look for the CamBRAIN sign), so come along for a drink and meet your fellow neuro-enthusiasts.

Time, date and venue: 19.00, on Wednesday 16th of November, at the Grain and Hop Store.

We hope to see you there!

 


NeuroTalks – The extraordinary human brain

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We would like to invite you to the 1st NeuroTalks of this academic year!

Our theme is:

“The Extraordinary Human Brain”

We will try to explore what is it that makes our brains so unique, what is it that makes us human. Come and join us, as we attempt to get a glimpse on the mechanisms and characteristics that are responsible for the remarkable capabilities of the human brain!

We have 3 great speakers with us this time, Dr. Iva Kelava, a post-doc working at Dr. Madeline Lancaster’s lab, TJ Singh , a PhD student working with Dr. Dr Jeffrey Barrett and Nataly Martynyuk, a 3rd year PhD student from Dr. Philip Buttery’s lab.

The talks will start promptly at 18.00, but feel free to stick around with us after for a pint and informal chat!

 

 

Time, Date and Venue: 18.00-19.00, Monday 7th of November, at the Cambridge Brew House.


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Did you have a rough week? Problems in the lab? Or you have something exciting and neuroscience-y you would like to share? We are here for you!

A table has been reserved for us (just look for the CamBRAIN sign), so come along for a drink and meet your fellow neuro-enthusiasts.

Time, date and venue: 19.00, on Wednesday 2nd of November, at the Grain and Hop Store.

We hope to see you there!

 


Neuroscience Pub Quiz

 

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Can you trust your neurowits?

Come and shine at the infamous Neuroscience Pub Quiz at the St. John’s College Bar. You don’t need to come with a team, you can join up with people once you arrive.

Time, date, and venue: 7.00pm, Thursday 27th October, at St John’s College Bar

 


 

The GABA Agonistas are back!

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Did you have a rough week? Problems in the lab? Or you have something exciting and neuroscience-y you would like to share? We are here for you!

A table has been reserved for us (just look for the CamBRAIN sign), so come along for a drink and meet your fellow neuro-enthusiasts.

Time, date and venue: 19.00, on Wednesday 19th of October, at the Grain and Hop Store.

We hope to see you there!

 

 


 

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We are excited to invite you to our first event of the term, the Welcome Reception!

The event will be held on October 12th from 18.30, at the Gate Cambridge Scholars Room, which is located on the 2nd floor of the University Centre.

Entrance is FREE and complementary drinks will be provided!

The Reception is a great opportunity to celebrate the beginning of the new academic year, to meet fellow neuroscientists at Cambridge and to find out more about CamBRAIN.

Please RSVP if you’re planning to attend:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1792517194360147/

 

We hope to see you all there!


 

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Garden Party

Please come along, bask in the sunshine with a tasty beverage and welcome in the new committee. Please RSVP here.

Time, date, and venue: 6.30pm, on Monday 20th June , St John’s Scholar’s Garden

 

 

 


 

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Neurotalks – “The brain as a Predictive Machine”

Young neuroscientists at various stages of their career will give short, TED-like, talks to enlighten you about the breadth of research conducted at Cambridge and to get feedback from the audience. Please join us for a fun and informal evening.

The speakers are:

Dan Davies: ‘Hallucinations and Delusions as Disrupted Predictive Processing’, Department of Psychiatry, 3rd Year PhD Student.

Monica Gates: ‘Timing and Feedback Interventions in Statistical Learning’, Department of Psychology, MSc Student

Time, date, and venue: 6pm, on Wednesday 8th June, , Cambridge Brew House

 


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GABA Agonistas

Come and catch up with fellow neuroscientists over a beverage or two at the Grain & Hope Store.

A table will be booked for us (just look for the CamBRAIN sign) and a selection of fine drinks will be available for purchase and consumption.

Time, date, and venue: 7pm, on Wednesday 4th May and 18th May, The Grain Store

 


 

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Can you trust your neurowits? Come and shine at the infamous Neuroscience Pub Quiz at the St. John’s College Bar. You don’t need to come with a team, you can join up with people once you arrive.

Time, date, and venue: 7.30pm, Monday 9th May, St John’s College Bar

 

 


Screening of “Still Alice”

 

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CamBRAIN invites you to celebrate ‘Dementia Awareness Week’ this May with a screening of ‘Still Alice’, a film depicting the struggle of a psycholinguistics professor against early-diagnosis Alzheimer’s disease.

We have 2 special guests from Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) who will talk to us about the film’s portrayal of dementia and the importance of fund-raising.

Entrance is free, with a suggested £5 donation that will go towards ARUK to contribute to their fight against dementia. Everyone is welcome – from those with an interest in dementia to dementia caregivers. So please feel free to spread the word amongst friends and relatives.

Time, date, and venue: 7pm, Sunday 22 May, St John’s College (Fisher Building)


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What can you do with your neuroscience degree?

Sign up to our careers event to speak to experts from a wide range of companies – industry, science communication, academia, and many more! Speakers will give a short talk each, followed by a speed networking and drinks reception.

Registration is FREE, but required here.

 

Time, date, and venue: 5.30-9pm, Monday 25th April, St John’s College Old Divinity School

 

 

 

 


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Chaired by Dr Michelle Ellefson, in the second session of this series, a panel of young investigators will discuss the influences of adolescent gaming and ask the question whether gaming enhances or inhibits learning in young people.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception. We hope that this initiative will provide both neuroscientists and non-neuroscientists the opportunity to analyse and reflect upon the impact of neuroscience in the wider context of society.

Registration is FREE, but required here.

Come with questions for our panellists:
Andrew Atkin – MRC Epidemiology
Kirstie Whitaker – Psychiatry
Julian Willis – vice–president of Cambridge University Digitial Gaming Society
Kerri Wong – Psychology

Time, date, and venue: 6pm, Monday 22 Feb, Lightfoot Room at the Divinity School, St John’s College


 

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NeuroTalks – Love and Attraction

Join us for our Valentine’s themed NeuroTalks. We will learn more about the science of love and attraction from

Gu LiDepartment of Psychology
“Sex for Men and Love for Women? The Case of Sexual Orientation”

Laurel MorrisDepartments of Psychology and Psychiatry
“Sex Addiction”

Time, date, and venue: 6pm, Wednesday 17 Feb, Cambridge Brew House


 

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Come and catch up with fellow neuroscientists over a beverage or two at the Grain & Hope Store.

A table will be booked for us (just look for the CamBRAIN sign) and a selection of fine drinks will be available for purchase and consumption.

Time, date, and venue: 7pm, Wednesdays (27 Jan, 10 Feb, 9 March), The Grain Store


 

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“Girl, Interrupted” at the ADC theatre

Love the theatre? Fascinated by psychiatry? Join us for an evening at the ADC when we watch “Girl, Interrupted”. The performance fits comfortably into a Sunday evening. We will meet at a nearby pub beforehand, and perhaps continue in that manner after the showing. Tickets cost 3 pounds, and may be booked here. For more information, click here.

Time, date, and venue: 7pm, Sunday 31st January, ADC theatre


 

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Join us for more fantastic NeuroTalks from:

Sally Jennings, PhD student, Department of Psychiatry
Investigating potential EEG markers of aging and Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down’s Syndrome

Laura-Nadine Schuhmacher, PhD student, Department of Pharmacology
pH sensing and the naked mole-rat

Talks will start promptly at 6pm in the locker room but please stick around after and have some drinks with us! Find a summary of the two talks here.

Time, date, and venue: 6pm, Monday 23rd November, Cambridge Brew House locker room (upstairs)


A Neuro-X-mas Carol

There is nothing better than a room full of neuroscientists, mulled wine, soft drinks, mince pies and cheese to end the year and ponder over metaphysics.

Wristbands will be available for purchase at the door (£5 alcohol-consumers, £2.50 no-alcohol consumers). Please join us at this festive event! It would be great if you could RSVP here for us to get a better idea about the numbers.

Time, date, and venue: 7pm, Wednesday 9th December, St John’s College SBR (their version of the MCR, located on the left hand side once you enter first court).


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GABA Agonistas

GABA Agonistas are back! Had a rough week? Would like to share your frustration? Or just meet other neuroscientists in an informal setting? Starting from the 21st of October, we will gather at the Grain Store on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month for pub drinks (please note the change in venue). A table will be booked for us (just look for the CamBRAIN sign) and a selection of fine drinks will be available for purchase and consumption.

Time, date, and venue: 7pm, every 1st+3rd Wednesday of the month (21 October, 4 November, 18 November), The Grain Store


 

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NeuroTalks

Join us for more fantastic NeuroTalks from:

Jan Freyberg, Post-doc, Department of Psychiatry
“Bistable Perception: Conflicting Information, Neural Inhibition, and Consciousness”

Craig Pearson, PhD student, Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair
“Optic Nerve Crush: Molecular Responses to Acute Injury in the Visual System”

Talks will start promptly at 6pm in the locker room but please stick around after and have some drinks with us! Find a summary of the two talks here.

Time, date, and venue: 6pm, Wednesday 11th November, Cambridge Brew House locker room (upstairs)


 

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Neuroscience Pub Quiz

Can you trust your neurowits? Come and shine at the infamous Neuroscience Pub Quiz at the St. John’s College Bar. You don’t need to come with a team, you can join up with people once you arrive.

Please RSVP here, so that we can plan for numbers.

Time, date, and venue: 7.30pm, Thursday 29th October, St John’s College Bar (directions)

 


 

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CamBRAIN Welcome Reception

Wednesday, 14th October, 7.30pm, Cambridge Union Bar

Our first event of the term is the Welcome Reception at the Cambridge Union Bar: https://cus.org/about/where-find-us. Entrance will be FREE and complementary drinks will be provided. Come and join us for an informal evening, meet and greet your fellow neuroscientists at Cambridge and find out more about CamBRAIN.

Please RSVP if you’re planning to attend: https://www.facebook.com/events/1480369212268842/.

 


 

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CamBrain Art Exhibition 2015: Untangling Mind and Brain

“Any artistic achievement that is tailored to conform to social demands rather than to the real, uninhibited, feelings of its creator, is destined not to reach the heights of achievement, or even fail. It is only when an artist is dis-inhibited that he or she can reach the heights of artistic achievement.” Professor Semir Zeki, University College London

An extraordinary showcase of art pieces from talented neuro-artists that capture the beauty of the nervous system, explore the limits of our minds, and interpret neuroscientific concepts in an innovative way.

Join us for an evening of neuroscience art appreciation. Do not miss this unique opportunity to meet the artists and mingle with other neuroscientists over drinks and nibbles. Selected artworks will be on sale.

The Facebook page for this event can be accessed here.

Time, Date and Venue: 6-8PM, Saturday, 11th of July, 2015, Old School Hall, St Barnabas Church, Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 2BD, FREE ENTRY


 

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CamBrain Garden Party

CamBRAIN Society presents the first ever Neuroscience Garden Party on Tuesday, the 23rd of June. All CamBRAIN members at the University of Cambridge, and two of your guests are invited to join us at the Scholars Garden, St. John’s College. Please fill out this form (http://goo.gl/forms/5lNnhUZCuA) to be included in the guest list.

This event is free of charge; however, in order for us to continue offering these awesome events, we require a suggested donation of £5, to be collected during the event. In return, we promise an evening of drinks, nibbles, music and ample amount of fun with fellow neuroscientists!

 

Time, Date and Venue: 7:00-9:30 PM, Tuesday, 23rd of June, Venue: Scholars Garden, St. John’s College.


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GABA Agonistas

Every Wednesday Night at the Cambridge Brew House (6:30 PM – 8:30 PM)

GABA Agonistas are back! Had a rough week? Would like to share your frustration? Or just meet other neuroscientists in an informal setting? Starting from the 22nd of April, we will gather at the Cambridge Brew House every Wednesday for weekly pub drinks (please note the chance in venue). A table will be booked for us and a selection of real ales will be available for purchase and consumption behind the tap. For more info about the venue: http://www.thecambridgebrewhouse.com/


 

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Young neuroscientists at various stages of their career will give short, TED-like, talks to enlighten you about the breadth of research conducted at Cambridge and to get feedback from the audience. Please join us for these fun and informal evenings.

Time, Date and Venue: 6:30-8:30 PM, Wednesday, 27th of May, Venue: Cambridge Brew House.

 



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Friday 13th of March (7:30 – 9:30 PM)
St John’s College Bar

Can you trust your neurowits? Come and shine at the infamous NeuroPub Quiz at the St. John’s College Bar. We are pleased to invite you to this event, co-organised by the Department of Psychiatry and the CamBRAIN Society. It’s a great chance to meet with researchers at various stages of their careers, and from a variety of backgrounds. Neurobiologists, psychologists, science historians will all need to collaborate to win the trophy! Entry is a very reasonable 50p, payable on the door, to cover prizes for the winning team. Drinks and snacks can be purchased from the bar. We’re all friendly and teams can be sorted on the night according to numbers, so you don’t need to have found a team beforehand.

Just so that we have some idea of numbers, please RSVP if you’re planning to attend.


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Monday, 16th of March (6-8 PM, followed by drinks reception)
St John’s College, Lighfoot Room, Divinity School

Cognitive enhancement: ‘Does cognitive enhancement or cognitive modification threaten our authenticity?’ Neuroscience in the courtroom: ‘Do the advances of neuroscience call for an end to criminal responsibility?’ CamBRAIN: The Cambridge Neuroscience Society presents a stimulating series of neuroethics panel discussions led by young investigators with an interest and expertise in Neuroscience.Co-chaired by Prof. Barbara Sahakian and Dr. Kyle Trieber, in the first session of this series, a panel of young investigators will discuss the use of cognitive enhancers in education and the relevance of brain information in the legal court.

We hope that this initiative will provide both neuroscientist and non-neuroscientists the opportunity to analyse and reflect upon the impact of neuroscience in the wider context of society. Registration is FREE, but required. Please visit http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/events/


 

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 Wednesday, 11th of February (6-8 PM)
Baroosh, Market Passage, Cambridge

Young neuroscientists at various stages of their career will give short, TED-like, talks to enlighten you about the breadth of research conducted at Cambridge and to get feedback from the audience.

Our speakers on Wednesday 11th February were first year PhD student Rosie Freer and post-doc Kirstie Whitaker. While Rosie discussed the mRNA levels in healthy brains with a view to understanding tissue specific vulnerability to Alzheimer’s disease, Kirstie talked about the associations between cortical myelination and the emergence of hubs in structural covariance networks. On Wednesday 4th March we hosted an MPhil student Robin Borchert and a 3rd year PhD Student Yin Wu. Robin discussed his studies on resting-state imaging in Parkinson’s disease. Yin, on the other hand, talked about the cognitive distortions in the gambling brain. Please join us to support your fellow neuroscientists and showcase your talents!

 


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Friday 12th December 2014 (7-9 PM)
St John’s College SBR

There is nothing better than a room full of neuroscientists, mulled wine, soft drinks, mince pies and cheese to end the year and ponder over metaphysics. Wristbands will be available for purchase at the door (£3 alcohol-consumers, £1.5 no-alcohol consumers). Please join us at this festive event!

 


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 Wednesday, 26th November 2014 (7:30-9:30 PM)
St John’s College Bar

CamBRAIN and Cambridge Psychiatry Graduates are pleased to invite you to our first, jointly-run, neuroscience-themed pub quiz.
Come along to St John’s College Bar on Wednesday 26th November 2014 at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start.

Entry is a very reasonable 50p, payable on the door, to cover prizes for the winning team. Drinks and snacks can be purchased from the bar.
We’re all friendly and teams can be sorted on the night according to numbers, so you don’t need to have found a team beforehand.


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The CamBRAIN Society Launch Party  

Tuesday, 21st October 2014 (7 PM)
The Graduate Union Lounge

Please join us for an informal evening to find out more about the society and the executive team, meet other neuroscientists, and enjoy a selection of wine & cheese. The event is free to attend and no registration is required.

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