Outreach

CamBRAIN Art Competition 2016

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Following CamBRAIN’s successful art exhibition last year, we are running yet another art competition!

We are looking for art pieces that explore the limits of our minds, capture the beauty of the nervous system across species, or interpret neuroscientific data and intricate concepts in an ingenious manner

You can submit any form of artwork, be it drawings, paintings, sculptures, poems, songs, comedy, etc.

Some of you will have the opportunity to perform on the night of our Christmas Party which will be combined with our art exhibition and which will take place in early December!

The deadline for submitting your artwork is the 20th November!

Venue, Time, Place: TBC

To register your submission please visit: http://goo.gl/forms/KWWYODbKRR

If you need some inspiration, check out past submissions to other neuroscience art competitions:
http://www.neurobureau.org/galleries/brain-art-competition-2014/
http://aon.nin.knaw.nl/index.php/past-editions/aon2014 

Any questions? Do not hesitate to contact us at soc.cambrain.exec@gmail.com.

Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre symposium, October 24th 2016

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The Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre (WBIC) is celebrating its 20th birthday and will be soon
re-opening after a major refurbishment!

To mark this occasion an exciting symposium has been arranged on the 24th of October,
at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute,
from 09.00am to 17.00pm 

Profs. Sahakian and Bullmore would like to invite neuroimaging researchers to present
their 
posters or give a talk at this event.


If you are interested in presenting your work, please contact Shannon Tinley-Browne
(skt37@medschl.cam.ac.uk).

Deadline for abstract submission: 10th of October

We will be delighted to hear from you!

 


 

Mental Health Awareness Week #1in4 Campaign

theme-2015-mindfulness-smallFor one week each May, the Mental Health Foundation campaigns around a specific theme for Mental Health Awareness Week. This year, the week runs from 11-17 May and the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2015 is mindfulness. #1in4 people will experience a mental health problem this year. During mental health awareness week, you can help raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding mental health problems.

Tag yourself and 3 others in a #1in4 photo, to show that anyone can experience a mental health problem and we should never be treated differently because of it. On our Facebook and Twitter accounts you can find a few #1in4 photos to give you some ideas, so get creative and nominate your friends to do the same! Include the #1in4 hashtag and @CamBrainCNS and show your support by donating £3 to MIND charity, text SUPPORT to 70660.

You can find out all the facts about mental health by visiting mental health.org.uk


CamBRAIN Art Competition 2015: ‘Untangling Mind & Brain’

file-page1Scientists and artists are often viewed as belonging to different species. Do you want to challenge this misconception? Would you like to be an exhibited neuroartist?

Then use your creativity for more than just designing your experiments (or trying to fit your disconnected data into a logical, cohesive story for your thesis!). Let the complex field of neuroscience inspire you.

We are looking for art pieces that explore the limits of our minds, capture the beauty of the nervous system across species, or interpret neuroscientific data and intricate concepts in an ingenious manner. We’re open to all mediums — from paintings, sketches/drawings, photographs and sculptures, to poems, songs, videos and animations. Submissions from neuroartists of all skill levels and research fields are welcome. It does not matter if you are an amateur or a professional artist, if you are working with nerve cells or studying perception.

Do not miss this opportunity to have your artwork exhibited in a gallery and to win a prize. We will be inviting judges who are interested in bridging the gap between neuroscience and the arts to decide upon the top 3 submissions, which will be awarded.

To register your submission please fill in this form online (or the form below). For this you must submit one or more high quality pictures (min. 300 dpi, 1200 x 1500 pixels, 1.5 MB) of your piece. 

Submission deadline: Sat 9th May.

The deadline has been extended to the 19th of May!

If you need some inspiration, check out past submissions to other neuroscience art competitions:

http://www.neurobureau.org/galleries/brain-art-competition-2014/ 

http://aon.nin.knaw.nl/index.php/past-editions/aon2014 

Any questions? Do not hesitate to contact us at soc.cambrain.exec@gmail.com.


Cambridge Week 5 Blues

We have currently entered a phase commonly known as the “Cambridge Week 5 Blues”. In order to aid you in your survival and help you protect your mental health, each day we will be posting information on welfare resources at the University of Cambridge and local organisations using #CamWeek5Blues! Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find out more!


CamBrain featuring in The ‘Midwich Experiment’

P1090711The British Film Institute (BFI), with partners Cinelive, received a £30,000 Wellcome Trust People Award to run immersive science events across the country as part of the Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder Season. The project is called the ‘Midwich Experiment’ and enlists the expertise of several neuroscientists, including Cambridge PhD students and CamBRAIN members: Sally JenningsKatie ManningAndy McCombieDeniz Vatansever and Madeleine Walpert.

You can find out more about this by clicking here.

 


Brain Awareness Week

BAWBrain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.

Every March, BAW unites the efforts of partner organizations worldwide in a celebration of the brain for people of all ages. Events are limited only by the organizers’ imaginations and include open days at neuroscience labs; exhibitions about the brain; lectures on brain-related topics; displays at libraries and community centers; classroom workshops; and more.

Find more information on their Facebook Page.

 


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