First steps in forming the brain

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Description of Activity

The human brain is an enormously complex structure that enables abstract thought, creativity and humour. Understanding this complexity is a daunting task, but can be made easier by going back to humble beginnings both in embryonic development and in the evolution of the brain. I will talk about what we have learned over the past decades about basic principles in the construction of the brain. We will look at how nerve cells are formed, how they establish connections with each other, and how the first functional network of nerve cells is formed.
Period20 May 2019
Event titlePint of Science, Beautiful Minds
Event typeOther
LocationPortsmouth, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal