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The University of Southampton
Southampton Neuroscience Group

Second Annual Neuroscience Outreach Meeting - 17th November Event

11:30 - 14:00
17 November 2011
Highfield Campus TBC

Event details

You are cordially invited to this event which will take place on the Highfield Campus, at the University of Southampton on Thursday 17th November, 11.30am- 2pm. It is being run by the Southampton Neuroscience Group. We would like to invite you to bring up to six lower 6th form students.

The aim of this event is to showcase research highlights in Neuroscience at the University of Southampton. It will encompass research into neurodegenerative disease, alcohol dependency, human behaviour and animal models of disease. It will incorporate a few hands-on demonstrations and we hope this will be of interest to your students who are considering careers in biomedical research. It will also illustrate the number of different outreach projects that we have in progress and provide an opportunity for new schools and groups to get involved. 

The focal point of the day will be a special guest lecture given by Professor Nick Donnelly from the School of Psychology. He will present a talk entitled 'Using vision science to help in the search for guns and bombs in X-ray images.' This research was a popular attraction at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition this year. About the lecture Professor Donnelly writes: 'In our research, we have studied how the visual system searches for both simple and complex visual objects. In this talk, I will describe these experiments and their critical findings. By applying this information outside of the laboratory, I will demonstrate the value of psychological studies of human vision to a key problem in security screening, the detection of guns and bombs.' Programme available here. If you would like to attend the meeting please reply to by Monday November 7th with the names of the individuals.

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