Thu, 15 December 2022

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm GMT

How Your Brain Works – Neuroscience Experiments for Everyone

Timothy Marzullo

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In this wildly entertaining presentation, neuroscientist Timothy Marzullo will share his insights into the mystery of your brain and show you experiments that you can do in your own home.

The workings of the brain are mysterious: What are neural signals? What do they mean? How do our senses really sense? How does our brain control our movements? What happens when we meditate?

Techniques to record signals from living brains were once thought to be the realm of advanced university labs… but not anymore. Neuroscientist Tim Marzullo and his collaborator Greg Gage have developed neuroscientific experiments that you can perform in the comfort of your living room. In this livestream event, Tim will show you how you can record electrical signals from earthworms, cockroaches – and your own nervous system.

If you’ve ever wanted to know how fast signals travel down a neuron, whether you can enhance memories during sleep, how long it takes the brain to make a decision, or how brain stimulators ‘write’ to the nervous system, Tim is here to show you how to find the answer.

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Timothy Marzullo

Neuroscientist

Timothy Marzullo received his B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Texas and his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan. He worked for a year in industry designing advanced neural electrodes before co-founding Backyard Brains. Building scientific devices to share with the world is his passion.