For the Public

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Find us at:

SciScreen: “Rien A Declarer” and Bilingualism with Dr Antonella Sorace, Professor of Developmental Linguistic
7 pm, Thursday 26 November 2020, online. Regsiter for free via Eventbrite
Can you be different versions of yourself when you speak different languages? Dive into the science behind bilingualism and personality

Edinburgh Neuroscience Public Christmas Lecture -The executive brain: why concepts matter with Dr Thomas Bak, Psychology, University of Edinburgh
6 pm, Tuesday 08 December 2020, online. Register for free via Eventbrite
What is the "executive brain"?: The brain of "executives"? The brain as the "executive" of the body? The parts of the brain which make decisions and implement them? This talk will trace the way in which we think of the brain as a "decision maker", the concepts and the metaphors we use and the influence they have on science and its public understanding.

You can also explore our online talks and lectures.


Public Talks and Discussions

We regularly offer lectures and discussion events and most are recorded and made available online on our Youtube Channel. You can find a full list on our online talks webpage


You can find us particpating in numerous festivals throughout the year including:

  • The Edinburgh International Science Festival
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Midlothian Science Festval
  • Borders Science festival
  • Dunbar Science Festival
  • Mad Hatter Grey Matter festival
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival

Film Evenings

We regularly contribute to scientifically-themed film screenings with partners such as New Media Scotland, Edinburgh International Science Festival, British Science Association (Edinburgh). Films covered have included:

  • Momento
  • Fantastic Voyage
  • Her
  • Inside Out
  • Silver Linings Playbook

Open Days

Edinburgh Neuroscience members participate in Doors Open Day events and regularly invite the public to find out more about our research projects