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It’s not brain surgery

22nd October 2007 – for immediate release

On Thursday 25th and Friday 26th October (half-term) ‘It’s Not Brain Surgery’ will be held at Thinktank, Millennium Point, Birmingham.

It is a joint venture between Thinktank and Aston University and will give visitors of all ages a chance to find out what brain science is all about, feel what it’s like to get an MRI scan, get to grips with some ‘brains’, discover the amazing Neuroimaging facilities and research present in Birmingham today, and meet some real brain scientists. Young children can even make their own ‘brain hat’.

Plus, there will be live link ups to real brain scans in the MEG (Magnetoencephalography) and fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) laboratories at Aston University, so that visitors can see how these techniques are carried out and ask questions to the scientists and technicians in the lab.

The event will run from 11am – 4pm on both days, with two live-link ups being held each day at around midday and 3pm.

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For further press information please contact Caroline Durbin at Thinktank on 0121 202 2210 / 0770 753 1405 or Hannah Brookes at Aston University on 0121 204 4549.

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