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Public Lecture Series

Neuroscience – the Twenty-First Century Brain

This lecture course will present leading research from Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience. The research is driven by an improved understanding of the brain’s ability to repair itself, and the increasing success of different approaches from drug and behavioural treatments to engineering solutions. The area is in particular focus presently, because of the increase in neurodegenerative diseases in line with the ageing population.Participants who attend at least seventy-five per cent of the course will receive a certificate of attendance.

Topics include: training the brain; stem cells and neurodegeneration; stimulating the human brain using computers; the use of MRI in neuroscience research; gene x environment interaction in psychiatric diseases; replacement parts for the brain; brain wiring and miswiring; from neurodevelopment to psychiatric disease.

How to Apply:

Apply in advance by sending a cheque/ draft/ postal money order, made payable to Trinity College no. 1 Account. An application form is not necessary. Please include name, correspondence address, telephone number and, if available, email address to TCIN Evening Course Co-ordinator, TCIN, Lloyd Institute, Trinity College, Dublin 2.


€220 for eighteen weeks. Concession rate (€140) available to second and third level students, unemployed persons and those in receipt of a social welfare pension. Payment must accompany enrolment.

Time and Venue:

Tuesdays, 7pm – 8.20pm in LB11, Lloyd Institute, Trinity College, Dublin 2.


Michaelmas Term, commencing Tuesday 10th October, 2017 (nine weeks excluding November 7th when there is no session) 
Hilary Term, commencing Tuesday, 16 January 2018 (nine weeks).

List of Lectures:

This years course (TBC) will build from an introduction to the brain and brain processes, through to visualisation & mechanisms of disorders and promising research for treatments.