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The Brain FM: Dancing with Brain Waves

With Storytelling in Action, learn how the brain communicates information through dance!

In a series of events during START, Magda Kaczmarska, a senior Atlantic Fellow, and Anusha Mohan, postdoctoral researcher at the School of Psychology, will use a specifically developed co-creative dance practice called Storytelling in Action (SIA) to facilitate a learning experience for primary school, secondary school, college students and adults about how the brain communicates different kinds of information between its different regions.

Exciting goodies and raffle prizes await each age group including signed copies of How confidence works by Prof. Ian Robertson, In Praise of Walking: The New Science of How We Walk and Why it's Good for Us by Prof. Shane O'Mara and much more!

Primary school students: What do we see when we tune into different stations of the Brain FM?

Date: September 21, 2021, Time: 10:00 - 10:45 am, Venue: Zoom


For this age group we will introduce the concept of frequencies a.k.a speed of brain waves and the unique kind of information they deliver. We will use different tempos of music to describe the frequency of the waves and correspond them to different actions to correlate the frequency to the information content.

NOTE: This event is for primary school students to take part in with their class and other class groups from other schools. Teachers should register for 1 ticket for their class. To participate fully, you will need to have a functioning camera.

General Public: Tuning into the energies of brain waves

Date: September 21, 2021, Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Venue: Zoom


We will introduce the concept that brain waves with different frequencies carry different energies – i.e. slow waves have more energy and fast waves have less energy. Owing to this, slow waves are used for long distance communication and fast waves are used for short distance communication. This event will be tailored for an adult audience, using a wave-type choreography at different speeds of body movement.

NOTE: a functioning camera and a willingness to be on screen will be needed to participate fully in this event!

START: Storytelling in Action

Date: September 24, 2021, Time: 6:00 - 6:30 pm, Venue: Zoom

Register here

Open to everyone, this will be a culminating activity highlighting the diverse fields represented in START. Join us for a guided exploration of the themes reliving the experiences from the START festival and co-creating a Story in Action that highlights them.

NOTE: a functioning camera and a willingness to be on screen will be needed to participate fully in this event!