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The Brain at Rest

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What you’ll do

Our brains are constantly active, even when we are resting. Hear from cognitive neuroscientist Avital Hahamy who explores the brain at rest, including in people with schizophrenia or autism, and in blind people experiencing visual hallucinations, to better understand neural activity in everyday life.

Please note that this event is taking place in the Reading Room, so food and drink will need to be enjoyed elsewhere before or after the event.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Reading Room on level 2. You can walk up the spiral staircase to the Reading Room door, or take the lift up and then head left from the Library Desk.

Limited spaces available

Spaces are limited and may run out if we are busy so you may wish to arrive early.

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About your speaker

Avital Hahamy

Avital Hahamy is a cognitive neuroscientist based at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging at UCL.