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‘Melancholia and the Brain’ is a collaborative, interdisciplinary project that sets out to investigate and illuminate the lived experience of depression through the intersection of Neuroscience, Arts and the Humanities. Trinity College Dublin is inviting audiences to participate in this conversation through a series of public events. The inaugural event takes place on 1 March 2019. 

For the inaugural event, artists, performers, scientists, critical thinkers and people with a lived experience of depression will explore pathways that include and involve the brain in our current understandings of depression. We are interested in exploring creative ideas that invite collaboration between artists, scientists and people with a lived experience of depression to generate new perspectives about depression in the public realm.

Event Contributors include:
Professor Veronica O’Keane, Professor in Psychiatry, TCD.
Professor Mary Cosgrove, Professor in German, TCD.
BethAnne Linstra, writer, performer; expert by experience.
Dr. Tony Bates, clinical psychologist, adjunct professor of Psychology (UCD) and founder of Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health.

Event information
Location: Trinity Long Room Hub, College Green, Dublin 2
Date: Friday 1 March
Time: 6-8pm
Free event, Book here:
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