Brain Day Dunedin

Date / Time:

Saturday, 11 March, 2017 - 10:00 to 15:00


Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin North

Contact Information:

09 309 7749


Brain Day Dunedin 2017 – Brain Research: Making Headlines

The Neurological Foundation and the University of Otago are pleased to present a programme of thought-provoking interviews and lecture during Brain Awareness Week 2017.

10:00am – 11:00am  – Moved by the Mind, Dr Angus McMorland, University of Auckland – Interview with Allan Baddock

In this interview motor control neurophysiologist Dr McMorland will discuss his research into how the brain controls movement; how movement is impaired in disorders such as stroke, and his investigations into the use of cutting-edge engineering technology to recover movement.


11:00am – 12:00pm – Mind over machines, Dr Calvin Young, University of Otago – Lecture

Research Calvin Kai Young will explain how we can physically control equipment with our own mind as well as the science behind it, which is enabling us to develop everything from prosthetic limbs to drones that are controlled by the mind.


12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch Break

Time with community groups and interactive brain displays


1:00pm – 2:00pm – Healthy cognition: Maintaining it as we age, Dr Liana Machado, University of Otago – Interview with Allan Baddock

In this interview Dr Machado will discuss healthy cognition and how all ages can maintain this through exercise and nutrition.


2:15pm – 3:15pm, Repairing the brain after stroke: Hopeful horizons, Dr Andrew Clarkson, University of Otago – Interview with Allan Baddock

Dr Clarkson will discuss the wonders of neuroprotection, regeneration and repair mechanisms to improve recovery of function following a stroke and the hope for patients on the horizon.


Various community support groups and the Neurological Foundation will have staff present at information stands during the day.

No bookings required to attend lectures. Please arrive early to secure your seating.