Do you think of yourself as a curious person? Are you interested in how people interact with each other? Do you sometimes think about the impact that our friends and family have on our wellbeing? Have you ever wondered what the brain does when we feel included or rejected by others? If so, join our team of researchers for the day and help us study social interactions in young people.
On Saturday 04 November 2017 at 14:00hrs, MRC CBU will be hosting an event as part of the ESRC Social Science Festival, which gives 11-17 year-olds the opportunity to engage in psychology and neuroscience research.
You will work together with a researcher and other young people and experience everything that is involved in conducting scientific research from start to finish. This will include thinking up interesting questions, conducting real experiments with each other, before hearing about the results from our experts. The experts will talk about how being ‘liked’ or rejected by others affects our feelings, and how the same brain regions are involved in processing physical and emotional pain.
The event promises to give you a taste of what a career in psychology and neuroscience research could look like. Come along to find out more.
To sign up to the event please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Full details can be found here: ESRC Festival at the MRC CBU