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Dr Guy Sutton has a brainy discussion with the sixth form

Published on 14/11/19

On 13 November Dr Guy Sutton, director of Medical Biology Interactive and honorary consultant assistant professor at the University of Nottingham Medical School, came to give a talk to our psychology and biology students.

Firstly, Dr Sutton eased our students into the day by looking into the structure of the brain and how drugs can affect how it works.  

Next up was a dissection of a real brain so the students could see up close the two hemispheres and the meninges, the lining of the brain. 


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After lunch, the discussion moved onto the subjects of mental illness and how that can physically change the way the brain works and how genetics and disease can also affect brain function.

One student summed up the day nicely saying "the sessions covered a wide range of modern and engaging topics that went beyond our syllabuses, delving deeper into the effects of drugs, developments of brain damage treatments and exciting new research into ‘mind reading’ technology that helped put current learning into perspective for the real world and our future experience in it.  Although the sheep brain dissection was a bit gruesome it was interesting to consolidate our knowledge on the brains’ structure and receive surrounding information from an expert that we don’t normally have time to discuss in class."

We would like to say thank you to Dr Sutton for such an interesting and in-depth look into neuroscience.

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