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Many of our scientists are getting out and about in Oxford from 12-22 October, talking about and demonstrating some of their cutting edge neuroscience research.

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Iulia Blesneac from David Bennett's lab will explain the science behind how we feel sensations like temperature, touch, vibration or pain. Can our senses surprise us? Find her at Templar's Square shopping centre in Cowley on Saturday 20 October between 9.30am and 5.00pm.

Also in Templar's Square on the same day, come and see Sarah Finnegan, Lucy Marlow et al from Kyle Pattinson's lab. They'll be revealing what your brain has got to do with your breathing.

Paula Rocktaeschel from Zam Cader's lab will be encouraging people to jump into a giant ball pond in the Town Hall, to have a go at behaving like an astrocyte - a type of glial cell in the brain. This is part of the Explorazone, 13-14 October.

Our Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging will also be in the Explorazone, showcasing the different types of neuroimaging used in their research.

Researchers from Robert MacLaren's group are joining Fight for Sight in the Explorazone too, and on 17 October Alun Barnard will be part of a panel talking about choroideremia in New Road Baptist Church at 7.30pm.

Find out more and check out the full programme