Thursday 25th May 6pm (45 mins), Quarterhouse Bar, £3
Can you really rewire an adult brain?
In theory the answer is ‘yes’ but no one seems to know exactly how to do it. In Override, Caroline Williams goes on a mission to find out. Visiting top neuroscientists in their labs, Williams volunteers herself as a guinea pig, challenging researchers to make real changes to her imperfect brain. Seeking to improve on weaknesses such as her limited attention span and tendency to worry too much and branching out into more mysterious areas such as intelligence, creativity and the perception of time, Williams tests neuroplasticity and brain training with some surprising results.