AR is Changing
Pain – Is it all in the mind?
Although pain is a universal experience and an important chronic health problem, our individual responses to it are unique. The very definition of pain poses challenges to the scientific and medical community. April 2015
Shining light on Depression
More than simply feeling sad, depression is a mood disorder that affects both mind and body. Sylvia Plath famously described it as a “bell jar” which masks, numbs and obscures one’s very notion and experience of reality, resulting in a variable myriad of symptoms. January 2015
The Path To Happiness
Peace or pleasure? For thousands of years ancient contemplative traditions have examined the nature of happiness. More recently, the fields of neuroscience and positive psychology have attempted to do the same. December 2014
Dançar – Dancing in the Brain
Why dance? Why would anything/anybody dance? Why do humans dance? Why do I dance? Dance is ubiquitous to all human societies, across space and time. This was a three-part programme, consisting of three separate full Ar events with associated workshops. April and May 2014
Who we AR?
Ar is the brainchild of a group of neuroscience students and researchers from the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme. We want to open the doors of the mysterious world of science and the brain to the public and give you a taste of what we do. We’ll show you why science is important for you and the community at large: and how surprisingly fun it can be along the way! We will present a programme of events, ranging from talks, dance performances, debates and interactive projects, all connected (directly or peripherally) with science and scientific ideas. Alongside we have our online magazine, with information about upcoming and past events, forums for discussion and debate, articles about interesting scientific development and links to all the cool things going on in the world of science right now.
> 20 Events produced
> 100 Scientists involved
> 6000 people inspired