NeuroTales 2020 (2 of 2)

On Demand (IF 2020)

Talks | Health & Medicine, Physics, Science, The Mind

The brain is host to many mysteries. It controls so much of what we do and who we are, but how? In the second of two events, meet researchers who have dedicated their working lives to finding out the mysteries of the mind – join their personal stories that shine a light on the human element that influences science.

The recording of this live public event held on

27 October 2020 at IF Oxford

Andrew Galloway works at the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging, University of Oxford. His background lies within horticulture, plant biology and biotechnology, specialising in plant-soil interactions. Andrew has a passion for conveying the importance of plants including some strange ways they have adapted to their environment to the public.



Beatriz Silveira de Arruda is developing noninvasive means of treating tremor in essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease. She is from Brazil and has studied biomedical engineering and neuroscience in the US.




Cristiana Tisca is working on a project to understand the links between magnetic resonance neuroimaging and genetics. Ultimately, this aims to provide insight into the genetic basis of brain structure across different species.




Hannah Willis is looking at what happens when there is damage to the visual system after stroke. She is interested in which areas of the brain are involved in the rehabilitation of vision in stroke survivors.




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