The Memory Zone student winner is…

CrunchyCurry, congratulations! During every event we ask the psychologists and moderators to nominate their top student — one who’s made the most of the event, shown enthusiasm and asked some really great questions. CrunchyCurry from Hounsdown School was nominated by several of the psychologists, who said: “We all agree Crunchy here is an absolute hero. They have asked so many mindblowing questions it has kept us all very busy. We all want to nominate them because they are awesome. We are all very impressed.” Their ASK questions included “Will ‘exercising’ a brain with sudoku puzzles preserve memory?” and “How does the brain change after learning something new?” As the student winner, CrunchyCurry will receive a certificate and a gift voucher. Well done to CrunchyCurry, and to everyone who took part. There were so many interesting questions, and comments, but there could only be one winner in each zone. PS: YOU … Continue reading

Posted on November 28, 2018 by in News | 1 Comment

Thank you from your winner – Alex!

Students! Did you do your profile survey? Check your email for a chance to win a £20 voucher and tell us what you think now! To get selected by the students in my zone to win this event is a huge honour and something that has really made my year. To be able to talk and discuss ideas with young people in this kind of forum is a genuine privilege. I am proud to have taken part and I am also proud of you, the students, for doing such a good job. The questions I received were excellent: insightful, creative, bold, sometimes funny and occasionally very tricky! To be on the ‘front lines’ and see you engage with the scientific community in this way was something to behold. It was highly flattering when students showed an interest in my topic area (sleep psychology) and I hope I did it justice. … Continue reading

Posted on November 23, 2018 by admin in News | Leave a comment

The winner is…

Alex Reid Congratulations! The students chose Alex Reid as the Memory Zone winner! It’s been a fantastic two weeks and we want to say a huge THANK YOU to all psychologists who took part.

Posted on November 16, 2018 by ModShane in News | 5 Comments

Join tonight’s live chat with psychologists, 7–8pm

Log in between 7 and 8pm for another chance to talk to the psychologists in the Memory Zone!

Continue asking your brilliant questions in this special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm!

Why not introduce your friends and family to the psychologists you’ve been talking with in school? You can even ask them to pose their own question about squirrels, the brain, dementia and more… Continue reading

Posted on November 14, 2018 by in News | Leave a comment

Who’s taking part in the Memory Zone

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! is back this November. Between the 5th and the 16th, students at 11 schools will be putting their questions to 6 psychologists in the Memory Zone. For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter @imascientist, and follow the hashtag, #IASUK. The Memory Zone is a psychology zone supported by the British Psychological Society.  Warren Mansell | Lecturer, University of Manchester I study how control and a sense of purpose is at the core of life, mental health and well-being, by listening to patients’ experiences, evaluating talking therapies in communities & schools, and by building smart apps and even robots! Shanti Shanker | Lecturer, Bournemouth University Do you like to forget the day you had a fall? I am interested in what are the brain mechanisms that help you forget things that you do not want to remember. Pizza Chow … Continue reading

Posted on October 29, 2018 by in News | 1 Comment