What’s your brain doing in this place?

Jenny Roe, Chris Neale

  • 26 September 2014
    5.20pm - 5.35pm

  • York Medical Society (map)

  • FREE admission
    No booking required

  • Wheelchair accessible (through the garden)

Event details

We will demonstrate a new headset that measures brain activity on the move using EEG (electroencephalography). We’ll discuss how we are using this technology to understand how older people navigate the city, the stress points they encounter and the places that they find most enjoyable and relaxing. The technology is being used in a wider research project called Mood, Mobility and Place and aims to make recommendations on how our cities can be designed to be more pleasurable and encourage physical activity in older people. Come and see the amazing new technology in action!

This is one of twelve thought-provoking short talks throughout the evening at York Medical Society on all things health-related by researchers from across eight different departments at the University of York. The talks are divided into three sessions over four hours, starting at 5pm and ending at 9.20pm, which are interspersed with refreshments and a chance to speak to the researchers, some of whom have been researching for years and some of whom are just at the start of their careers.