Ever wonder how the brain works or how the mind affects the body? Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) and the Centre for Neuroscience Studies at Queen’s University invite you to get the answer to these questions and more with their Brain Storm Series.
Learn about neurodiversity, medical robotics, epilepsy, perception, depression, anxiety, meditation, brain ultrasounds and the mind-gut connection during sessions ranging from half an hour to an hour, starting at 6:30 p.m. at KFPL’s Central Branch, the library said in a media release, noting that some dates will feature two topics.
“The brain is infinitely complex. Fortunately for our community, we’ll have a great roster of researchers to help us unpack how it works,” said Jake Miller, Librarian, Adult Programming. “Understanding our minds helps us understand who we are and how and why we think, act, and feel the way we do.”
The library stated that registration is now open for two Monday evening Brain Storm events, Feb. 13 and Feb. 27, 2023, and provided the following details on each:
- February 13: Neuroscience of Perception, Cognition, Emotion and Behaviour. Join Scott Squires to learn about the systems that govern your attention, perceptions, thoughts, emotions, memories, and behaviours. Register at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/7933132.
- February 27: Gut-Brain Connection and Robotics Research. Explore the fascinating connection between our gut microbiome and brain and how this communication pathway may be involved in mental health and psychiatric conditions with Miruna Jurj and Hayley Bromley. Then, Kayne Park will share how robotics can be used for neuroscience research and their importance for neurological assessments. Register at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/7934336.
According to the library, registration for March and April sessions will open in the coming weeks.