A-level Psychologists have taken part in Colfe’s inaugural ‘Brain Day’ with a series of university-style lectures designed to go beyond the A-level syllabus.
Nearly 40 Sixth Form students took part in lectures led by Dr Guy Sutton, Director of Medical Biology Interactive from the University of Nottingham Medical School.
The lectures included ‘Psychopathology and the Brain’, ‘The Shattered Mind’, ‘From Neuron to Brain’ and ‘The Working and the Damaged Brain’ – pupils also took a closer look at brain anatomy.
Faustina Lawmann (Year 13 Leathersellers’ Scholar) said “This was a fascinating day and a real pleasure to meet the Dr Sutton who was very passionate about his subject.
“I want to go on to study Law at university so Psychology is important in understanding why people do the things they do and how they think.”
Head of Psychology Dr Jerry Lea who organised the day said, “This was a wonderful opportunity for our Psychology students to learn about new technologies that could eventually be used to read and manipulate thoughts remotely, as well as researching schizophrenia from a neurological perspective.”