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BrainSex (Timandra Harkness)

By | Published on Monday 5 August 2013

Drawing on the work of academic experts from universities across the UK, entertaining and well produced VT, and an erudite but accessible understanding of her source material, Timandra Harkness makes this comic lecture effortlessly engaging and a pleasure to watch. Starting from the premise that you don’t teach people, you show them something interesting and then they teach themselves, she free-associates the comic, every-day applications and overlaps between neurology, psychology and philosophy with an unguarded, personal account of her investigation into what makes a brain male or female. Flitting eruditely from scientific studies into the shape of cab-drivers lobes to comic blues songs about science not yet having accounted for consciousness, you’ll walk away from it amused, informed, and possibly with chocolate.

The Box @ Assembly George Square, until 26 Aug, 2.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Joe Abel]

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