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Creative Brain Week

Creative Brain Week is an exploration of how brain science and creativity collide to seed new ideas in social development, culture, wellbeing, and physical, mental and brain health across the life cycle and within society.

Organised by Dominic Campbell and his team at Creative Aging International, 2023 programme followed in the footsteps of the inaugural event in 2022, featuring exhibitions and talks by scientists, artists and innovators, taking place across the digital and physical Campus of Trinity College Dublin.

This year the event explored what happens when creativity informed neuroscience is better aligned with neuroscience informed creativity on the themes of Conflict, Imagination and Joy.

Arts for Health was featured in the presentations as a case study on the theme of Imagination is Awesome: Caring Connect, Chaired by Richard Roches. Delivered by Uillinn Programme Manager the presentation shared Creative Community Health Care work carried out by Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre over the last 20 years. The case study sat within a global context preceded by Virginia Sturms research work exploring Awe and Dyslexia and Empathy and followed by African Brain Health Network represented by Funmi Akindejoye, Sibusiso Vonde-r Fihlani, Lungile Quiny Dube, Lena Stofile,Kirti Ranchod and live performance by Bongiwe Lusizi.

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