Year 12 and Year 13 took part in a ‘Brain Day’ on Friday 2nd March run by Dr Guy Sutton who is the Director and Founder of Medical Biology Interactive and an Honorary Consultant Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham Medical School.
The day included university-style lectures on the structure and function of the brain, as well as insights into schizophrenia and forensic psychology.
Dr Sutton was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his topic and kept us all enthralled for the duration of his presentation.
The culmination of the day was the dissection of a sheep brain, which enabled us to compare the structures and functions to those of the human brain. Those students who chose to were able to hold the brain and examine it close up.
The visit not only gave us an introduction to practical neuropsychology but left our brains considering all sorts of ethical and philosophical questions:
How much control do we have over our behaviour?
Does free will really exist?
We are hoping now to invite Dr Sutton back again next year to talk on other neuropsychological topics.