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Brain awareness week

Everything from addiction to chimpanzee behaviour will come under the microscope at the University of St Andrews this month (Saturday 17 March 2001).

“The Psychology of Everyday Life”, to be held as part of Brain Awareness Week, will include a series of lectures, interactive displays and other entertainment for children and adults alike.

The School of Psychology is a world-renowned research institute and the presentations and displays reflect its diversity with topics ranging from The Addicted Brain and Chimpanzee Cultures to Eyewitness Testimony, What it is to be a Scot and the psychological factors influencing heart attacks. There will also be an opportunity for children to participate in experiments, learn how to be a “good monkey” and create visual illusions.

Paul Gardner, event organiser, said “This event is a reflection of many of the topics that we see in the media from week to week but it also offers local people a chance to question those who are doing science and to learn at first hand the very positive contribution that psychology makes to our understanding of the world around us.”

To book a place at the event, which will run from 10am until 4pm within the School of Psychology, St Mary’s Quad, St Andrews, please contact the School on telephone 01334 462072; email plg@st- andrews.ac.uk; or view the website at http://psy.st- and.ac.uk/events/scienceweek/index. html.

Issued by Beattie Media on behalf of the University of St Andrews For more information please contact Claire Grainger on 01334 462530, 07730 415 015 or email cg24@st-andrews.ac.uk Ref: brain/standrews/chg/6march2001

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