Sex, Lies and Brainscans: Edinburgh, April 5 2017

I will be hosting a discussion with Professor Barbara Sahakian of the University of Cambridge about the modern science of neuroimaging on April 5th at 5:30pm at Summerhall in Edinburgh. She will take the audience beyond media headlines and examine which applications are possible today, and which are science fiction. Will we actually perform brain scans at airports for example? Or use them to vet judges or teachers? How far should we – and can we – go?

Incidentally, I’ve had a lot of brainscans myself due to a minor form of epilepsy (which you can read about more on my blog here and here), so I am excited on a very personal level to learn more about how much we really can tell about the brain from magnetic and electrical readings.

More info and tickets on the EISF website: