Professor Barbara Sahakian gives the Darwin Lecture

‘Games for the Brain’ – Professor Barbara Sahakian gives the Darwin Lecture In a packed Lady Mitchell Hall, Darwin alumna Professor Barbara Sahakian gave the most recent Darwin College Lecture (19 February). This well-regarded lecture series has been organised annually since 1986 and each lecture attracts an audience of around 600 individuals. This year, the series is themed ‘Games’ and Professor Sahakian’s lecture was titled ‘Games for the Brain’. Professor Sahakian started off by emphasising importance of a healthy brain and how unequally we treat physical and mental health. She pointed out that mental health is the single largest cause of disability in the UK. Nonetheless, we are becoming very accustomed to using innovative technology to monitor our physical health, but were not using this for improving our cognition and…


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