Bishop’s A level Biologists and Psychologists learnt about the complexities of the brain during their neuroscience seminar as part of British Science Week 2023
As part of British Science Week 2023, Sixth Formers had a neuroscience seminar from Medical Biology Interactive, led by Dr Guy Sutton. We learnt about the anatomy of the brain and neurones which fits in well with the biology and psychology A level specification. We discussed the effect of the environment on brain function, with particular emphasis on the importance of sleep and stress. The session culminated in dissecting a sheep’s brain and looking at the different areas of the brain, how they can be imaged and what happens when they are damaged. It was a very informative session and explored lots of different areas of biology, psychology and criminology. It was great fun too!