Members of the public will have the opportunity to learn more about brain disorders, courtesy of a series of large information posters prepared by the staff and postgraduate students of NUI Galway.
For the European Month of the Brain, staff and students of NUI Galway’s Neuroscience Centre are organising a major public information exhibition on the ground floor in the Eyre Square Shopping Centre on Saturday (May f18 ) rom 10am to 5pm.
The posters cover a variety of illnesses including: Epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, pain, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, brain injury and spinal cord injury. Neuroscientists from the Galway Neuroscience Centre will be on hand to chat to the public about how the brain works and brain disorders.
Dr Karen Doyle, lecturer in physiology at NUI Galway, says: “One in every three people will be affected by a brain disorder during our lifetime. Approximately 180 million Europeans are thought to suffer from a brain disorder, at a total cost of almost €800 billion a year.”