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The brain is one of the most fascinating organs of the human body. It helps us think, learn and create our most cherished memories, and yet there is still so much to discover about how the brain functions and why diseases of the brain happen. Join neuroscientist and UK FameLab alumna Emma Yhnell on a journey through this incredible part of our body by using your own-made brain hemisphere hat to investigate the structures of the brain and understand what happens in brain disease.

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Emma Yhnell is an award-winning science communicator and scientist from Cardiff University. Her first degree was in Biochemistry and then she gained a PhD in Neuroscience. Emma has experience working with patients and families impacted by the brain condition Huntington’s disease. She uses her skills in science communication to deliver innovative teaching for her students, with quizzes, props and demos to make her lectures engaging, fun and interesting. Emma makes it her mission to bring science to everyone! She is passionate about public engagement, teaching and learning. She is a FameLab alumna and now trains others to build their confidence and skills before taking part in FameLab and FameLab Academy. Emma has given many prestigious public talks and she is currently working on her first solo book proposal.

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