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From Single Cell to Brain Death
The human brain begins forming just 16 days after conception, but in many ways, brain development is a lifelong project. In the first of two evening talks, our speakers look at how the brain develops from a single cell into the command centre for the whole body. They’ll discuss important windows in development, and the many factors that shape and influence brains on the journey to adulthood.
Brain Development Before Birth: Associate Professor Christine Jasoni, Director, Brain Health Research Centre, University of Otago.
The Preschool Brain and Self-regulation: Dr Dione Healey, Department of Psychology, University of Otago.
The Adolescent Brain: Dr Damian Scarf, Department of Psychology, University of Otago.
Chair: Associate Professor Steph Hughes, Department of Biology, Brain Health Research Centre.
5.45pm–7.15pm, Tuesday 12 March
Complimentary tea and coffee from 5.30pm