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John H Holmes Memorial Lectures for 10- to 14-Year-Olds: Humans vs artificial intelligence (Lecture 1)

Humans: Can you learn to train your brain?

Date/Time: Wednesday 17 January 2024, 5.00pm

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

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All our events remain free and open to all, but pre-booking is required. Bookings for this lecture will open at 10.00am on 1 November.

To reserve your place click the booking link below or telephone our booking voicemail line 0191 208 6136.

Lecture 1: Humans: Can you learn to train your brain?

Wednesday 17 January 2024
With Dr Yuki Kikuchi, Lecturer in Sensory, Perceptual and Cognitive Neuroscience 

4.00 – 5.00pm: Street Science and Snacks – Join us for experiments and after-school snacks in the foyer of the Herschel Building

5.00 – 6.00pm: Lecture in the Curtis Auditorium

Our brains are profoundly rhythmic, much like a great piece of music. In this lecture, researchers from the Faculty of Medical Sciences will explore how our brains process sounds and why this is important. We will delve into questions such as how brain rhythms help us learn and remember things more effectively, like learning a new language or revising for an exam, and how training in brain rhythms can be beneficial.

For group bookings and school visits, please email the Public Lectures office at or telephone our booking voicemail line 0191 208 6136.