Behind the scenes at a primate lab

5 October, 7:30 pm

1 hrTeenage, AdultPWYD

Discussion | Science, The Mind, Health & Medicine

Join this discussion on why and how rhesus monkeys help answer some important research questions, including how we optimise learning. See how monkeys complete adapted computer-based tasks that assess learning in healthy humans and those who have experienced stroke. This event will highlight the latest findings on brain adaptation and learning after injury, with opportunities to ask your questions: funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Associate Professor Anna Mitchell, Departmental of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University is the Principal Investigator in the Thalamus, Cortex and Cognition Lab. Drs Juan Carlos Mendez and Brook Perry are postdoctoral researchers working in the lab with the monkeys. Mr Stuart Mason is one of the main primate trainer in the facility at Oxford.

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Photo: Understanding Animal Research