Brain awareness week

11 March 2008

alzheimers brain scans

During brain awareness week UCL is holding events that focus on the work of neurologists and neuroscientists at UCL. 

The Talking Brain

Today sees a public lecture at the UCL Bloomsbury Theatre in which Professor Sophie Scott (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience), with help from the impressionist Duncan Wisbey, from Alistair McGowan’s ‘Big Impression’, will explore how the voice is perceived, and what processes the brain goes through when we speak in different voices.

Living without a language instinct

On Thursday, Professor Heather van der Lely (UCL Centre for Developmental Language Disorders & Cognitive Neuroscience) will deliver a lunchtime lecture about her research on Specific Language Impairment, which affects seven per cent of young children and can have profound effects on their development.

From the archives

UCL has become a leading centre of excellence in matters relating to the brain, with a range of centres that rank among the best in the world in their provision of research and clinical expertise. To find out more about these, follow the links at the top of this page. 

The following is a selection of highlights from the last six months of neuroscience and neurology at UCL: