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Brain damage a free film 2014

On 9 October 2014 we hosted an event jointly with local brain injury charity, Headway Oxfordshire. We welcomed 360 people to enjoy the evening, which took place at the Mathematical Institute.

'Gage', a work created by students at the London Film School, told the story of Phineas Gage and the remarkable doctor who treated him. The case taught us a great deal about how the brain works and was a seminal moment in the development of the modern discipline of neuroscience. In particular, we learnt about ‘localisation’ - the concept that particular locations in the brain are responsible for various behaviours such as vision and movement.

Very worthwhile; an interesting bringing together of the clinical academic, humanities, and the charitable sector.
- Event attendee

After the film, the audience listed to Professor Masud Husain speaking about behaviour after frontal brain damage, andAssociate Professor Holly Bridge, who explained her work on vision and visual dysfunction.

The evening concluded with a video about Headway Oxfordshire's work and an opportunity for the audience to ask questions of the panel.