Back in April 2013 we teamed up with Dr. Teresa Rodriguez and Dr. Diane Hanger from the Institute of Psychiatry to produce a short video about the activity for public engagement in science ‘Forget-Me-Not: Amazing Brain Cell Connections’. Part of The Wellcome Trust, Wonder Season Street Fair at the Festival of Neuroscience, London, 2013 (7 – 9 April 2013).
Dr Diane Hanger and Dr Teresa Rodriguez Martin hosted a stand at the The Wellcome Trust Wonder Street Fair, where they talked to thousands of people about the brain and dementia.
The stall ‘Forget-Me-Not: Amazing Brain Cell Connections’ invited people to pick up pipe cleaners, jigsaw pieces and plasticine to build their own neurons and model brains.
The idea was to get children and adults involved in activities relevant to the brain, to inspire them about the world of neuroscience and to find out what happens when memories fail. Adults were also engaged in conversations about dementia and neurodegenerative disease, and provided with information on how researchers are trying to understand these increasingly common disorders.
For more information about this event check the Barbican original post here
Forget-Me-Not: Amazing Brain Cell Connections
©2013 | Video Journalism | UK | 3:21 min
Directed, filmed and edited by Jose Paya-Cano