QUEEN ANNE’S STUDENTS VISIT THE READING UNIVERSITY NEUROSCIENCE CENTRE

Multiple Queen Anne’s students recently visited Reading University’s research centre. This is all part of opting in to our BrainCanDo research project investigating the dynamics of pupil interactions and the spread of motivation through peer groups.

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The pictures included here show some of the highlights of Gigi’s (4) experience. A great moment came when Gigi was asked “have you ever wanted to move things with your mind?” and Gigi’s response was “Yeahhhh, this is so cool!” which was met with “well today is that day” by a University of Reading researcher.

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Over 60 of our pupils will visit the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics (CINN) at University of Reading where they will take part in an fMRI brain scan and also learn some fascinating things about how the brain works whilst they are there. As a part of their visit they will take part in a series of demonstrations to see how the brain transfers electrical activity and what happens when this electrical activity is interrupted using TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation). They will also learn how to move objects on a screen using only the power of their minds as they interact with an ‘emotiv’ EEG headset.

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