13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
In a special event as part of the British Science Festival, the Tyneside Cinema presents their first SciScreen All-Nighter – a night of cult classics with a twist! Join researchers from Newcastle and Northumbria Universities, not only as part of the audience but also as part of the experiment…
Think you can stay up all night? Join Dr Kirstie Anderson, Consultant Neurologist at the RVI, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (tbc) to explore the effects of sleep deprivation on the body.
In between movies in our interactive drop-in zone, we’ll be looking at how lack of sleep affects memory, senses, attention and reactions over the course of the night.
And get the chance to watch how your brain reacts to moments of high tension or shock, by volunteering to be hooked up to an EEG headset during (film tbc)!
(Attendance for the whole night is not compulsory… you are welcome to drop in and out of films/activities if you wish)