The brain: how it works and what you can do to make it work better

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Maynooth University is inviting TY, 5th and 6th year students to attend an upcoming webinar ‘The brain: how it works and what you can do to make it work better’.

The event takes place on Thursday, 10th March 2022.

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The brain: how it works and what you can do to make it work better

Your brain contains billions of nerve cells that work coordinated to help you think, behave, move and feel.

This presentation will discuss l talk in an easy way about some brain facts, how the brain works and looks like, what happens when the brain does not work well, how you can make the brain work better (by means of exercise and diet, but also some other ways…).

Finally, the webinar will talk about what you studied so far that was useful for studying the brain, and what you can study in the future to become an expert in how the brain works and why we behave in the way we do when our brain suffers malfunction.

The talk will also look at the Science of the brain and how we need a joint work with neurologists, neuropsychologists, statisticians (Spoiler alert; science and maths are important!!) and more to uncover all the mysteries associated to how the brain works.

Dr. Unai Diaz-Orueta is an Assistant Professor in Neuropsychology in Maynooth University. He has a long experience both with research and clinical populations, especially individuals with brain injury and older adults with mental health issues and dementia. He is currently focused in finding the best way to evaluate cognition in people with low literacy and how to use Virtual Reality and other technologies to evaluate cognitive problems.

The talk is suitable for TY, 5th and 6th years – it will be of particular interest to students who are considering studying Psychology after their Leaving Certificate.


Maynooth University is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland. It is Ireland’s youngest university. It was founded in 1997 from the secular faculties of the now separate St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, which was founded in 1795.

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