The Brains Behind Your Breakfast

Wednesday 27th Sep 2023, 9.15am

Toast, anyone? Did you know that even seemingly trivial tasks – such as making breakfast – require complex brain mechanisms? Attention, memory and motor control must all come together in perfect harmony in order for the task to be carried out correctly. Experimental psychologists Dr Dejan Draschkow and Dr Sage Boettcher tell us more, and reveal some of the fascinating ways they are able to better understand this ‘cognitive orchestra’. By doing so, they are able to pave the way for better treatments for neurological conditions and also contribute to developments in the field of artificial intelligence!