Drop-in to The Forum's Explorium between and join Birkbeck College's scientists to have a go at some ‘live science’ experiments, which will reveal how your two brain hemispheres affect your movements and decisions. Explore how ancient vertebrate brain traits still underpin some of our most human unique behaviours. All live science experiments are inclusive, informative, enjoyable and suitable for all ages, individuals, families and groups. Come and check out our fun experiments and work with our Me, Human Scientists - and get a ‘fun fact’ card at stations exploring everything from manipulation to memory!
Age: All ages
Cost: Free, drop-in
Times: 10.30am - 4pm (Fri 29 Oct and Sat 30 Oct). Quiet hour each day, 9.30 - 10.30am, booking required
Me, Human explores who humans are and how we are connected to the natural world. The Me, Human project is directed by Professor Gillian Forrester. Gilly is a Professor of Evolutionary & Developmental Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London with degrees from the University of California, San Diego the University of Oxford. She is on a quest to better understand how we became the upright, tool-using, talking apes that we are today -both through the evolution of our species and though the typical and atypical development of infants. She studies the behaviours of gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans and children with and without developmental conditions. Gilly is passionate about engaging more people in science – more citizen scientists, more public involvement, more women in science. She runs public exhibits, feature at festivals and make regular specialist contributions to television, radio, newsprint and podcasts.