26 February 2015

Image of Psychology Brain Day with Dr Guy Sutton at The Sixth Form College

First year Psychology and Biology students gained fascinating insight into the workings of the human brain this week after Dr Guy Sutton, Director of Medical Biology, Interactive and Honorary Consultant Assistant Professor of the University of Nottingham Medical School, visited the college.

Dr Sutton specialises in neuroscience and gave students a more detailed understanding of the human brain. In particular he explained the advances in brain scanning technology and research which allows us to identify what an individual is imagining just from assessing brain activity. In addition to this Dr Sutton discussed how neuroscience has been applied in the court room as a defence to crimes of perpetrators who have had severe brain damage. Students also witnessed a sheep brain dissection and had a rare opportunity to touch the brain and see the major parts such as the cerebellum, corpus callosum and the hippocampus.

This was Dr Sutton’s 5th annual visit to the college and he commented that, "I always find the students at The Sixth Form College to be very receptive during the talk and demonstrations. It is always a joy to come back to the College."

Student, Kaleb Alcock who studies both AS Biology and Psychology alongside Chemistry and Geography enjoyed the session and found it extremely beneficial, "I found the talk and live dissection stimulating - I really enjoyed the experience."

Brain Day 2015

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