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Concussion—looking inside the brain
Jeff Dunn (Professor, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary)
What happens to the brain after a concussion? I will give a short introduction the wiring of the brain and what happens at the cell level when you get a hit to the head. As an imaging scientist, I’m especially interested in telling you why everyone is not getting an MRI and what new imaging technologies are being developed to monitor concussion.
What is that little voice inside my head?
Famira Racy (Inner Speech Lab Coordinator, MRU)
If you saw someone talking to themselves on the street, would you think they were mentally ill? Popular media might lead you to think yes, but that is not necessarily so. Our research shows that inner speech is a healthy part of the every-day experience, and is useful in learning about yourself, others, your environment, memory, decision making, problem-solving and much more. This talk takes the science behind inner-speech and self-awareness and makes it accessible to the public.