Psychology students attended a full day of lectures for 'Brain Day' with Dr Guy Sutton from Nottingham University Medical School. Talks covered the biology of the brain, brain damage, neuro-developmental disorders such as cyclopia and anencephaly as well as the biological basis of Schizophrenia. The day was incredibly interesting and stretched the students beyond the A Level curriculum.
Lower Sixth Biology students joined the psychologists for the first two talks and students agreed the highlights of the day were the sheep brain dissection and the talks on Forensic Psychology. It was fascinating to listen to such an enthusiastic and captivating speaker and hear about up to the minute research. Some of the students even stayed across break to listen to Guy explain 'degree level' synaptic transmission (the way the brain communicates across synapses in the brain).