In this guest blog, director Carla MacKinnon shares how her struggles with sleep paralysis inspired her to work with scientists and communicate their research through film. She will join us at the Book Club for Fright Night, an evening exploring sleep paralysis, nightmares and lucid... read more
Music: a trick of the mind and the ultimate reason festivals happen at all.
11am Rhythm & The Brain, Jessica Grahn, University of Cambridge
Learn how regular beats are rooted in biology and why babies can pick up any rhythm. Make friends and discover how... read more
Devoting a day to the most complex thing in the known universe.
2pm The Neuroscience of Meditation, Emily Wright, University College London
Find out how advances in brain imaging technologies are teaching us what happens during meditation with an interactive... read more
Find us up in the Treehouse above the Gaymers bar the weekend of July 17 at the Lovebox weekend music festival in London.
Saturday July 17
Rhythm & The Brain, 1315-1345
Neuroscientist and classical musician Jessica Grahn reveals that regular beats are rooted in the brain and how... read more
Photograph yourself in another dimension, eat some brain and learn to lie. Catch us all weekend rain or shine at a smattering of shaded picnic benches near the Gaymer's bandstand at the Lovebox music festival in London's Victoria Park.
Photography in Five... read more
Come watch a freak show temptress pierce herself, find out why you are gay, and behold the dancing flames of sonic fire. Come join our second day with Bearded Kitten under the Cat Flap in London’s Victoria Park at Lovebox festival this weekend.
Sunday July 18
Sonic Fire: Setting... read more
Jelly brains and cucumber spaghetti were on the menu last Sunday when we pitched up at London’s Borough Market to dish out mind-enhancing portions of science to all comers.
Organized as part of the London Festival of Architecture, the day's event brought together makers of... read more
Of all things human, music may be by far the most mysterious - it defies definition. Whatever it is, it took three billion years to evolve, affects us like nothing else, and is the ultimate reason festivals happen at all. So why not devote a day to it?
Music on... read more
A day for pondering the intricacies and fallacies of the most complex thing in the known universe: your mind.
Mastering Memory 1400-1500 Professor Adrian Owen, University of Cambridge, and Richard Bowdler, Guerilla Scientist
In a world of sharp-eyed... read more