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Brave Sarah Finnegan is letting school students ask her anything as part of 'I'm a Researcher' for Curiosity Carnival.

Secondary school students in Oxfordshire will have the chance to connect with Oxford researchers from a range of disciplines between 11–29 September 2017. One of them is Sarah Finnegan, a neuroscientist who explores the relationship between the brain and how we perceive the world.

The great thing about being a researcher is that you can be very flexible with where and when you work. It never feels like work because we have so many questions and we know we might be able to help people if we answer them. - Sarah Finnegan

Students challenge the researchers over fast-paced online text-based live chats. They ask them anything they want, and vote for their favourite. Following the online event, students can opt to attend the Curiosity Carnival at the University of Oxford and meet the researchers in person.

 Sarah uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in her research to look at the brains of people who have smoked over a period of many years and now have trouble with their breathing.

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