Can you believe your Brain?

Ginny Smith Science Communicator

Can you really trust what you see & hear? Live demos, illusions and experiments explore how the brain unscrambles the information coming in through your senses, and how this sometimes goes wrong. This fast-paced, interactive show will bamboozle your senses and uncover surprising quirks of your brain you never knew about.

This exciting and thought-provoking show is packed full of audience involvement and can be adapted to be suitable for secondary school groups, families or adult audiences.

Expected outcomes

Students should understand more about how their brains works, and how their senses interact. They should also discover that we don't see the world as it really is, but how we interpret it, based on past experience and expectations. 

To book this activity, please contact:
Ginny Smith

8 Cavendish Place
CB13BH Cambridge Cambridgeshire

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