12. Event title:
Playing games to tune plasticity
13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
We propose an interactive talk during which Professor Janet Eyre will show the science behind our innovative approach to therapy after a stroke. She will describe the new assessment tools that we have developed to monitor how the brain plans movements, coordinates the 2 hands and learns new actions. She will show some video clips of the games that we have been using for therapy and assessments. During, before and after the talk we will have a stand where we show and make the games available for everybody to play with (included Circus Challenge, the Limb Alive videogame).
14. Does the event have particular local relevance?:
15. If so, please indicate what this is:
Yes. The research is carried out here in Newcastle.
16. How does your event relate to this year's theme of 'Making waves'?:
Our therapy work and assessments is based on our understanding of the brain. We mainly study it recording the waves produced by the brain and muscles (with electroencephalography, EEG, and electromyography, EMG). Professor Eyre will explain our research work (including results from EEG and EMG studies) that is behind the therapy.