The BEAM lab is jointly run by Drs Ellen Poliakoff and Emma Gowen from the School of Psychological Sciences and the Faculty of Life Sciences. They are interested in how our brains use sensory information such as vision and touch to move and interact with the world around us.

The BEAM lab is running three public engagement events that you may be interested in:

The BEAM lab is working with the Whitworth Art Gallery to run science-art masterclasses for children between 19 and 23 October.

The BEAM lab is involved with an art-science project ‘Imitation, dance and understanding: Connecting scientists and Women Asylum Seekers Together’.
It will take place on Monday 16 November from 1pm-1.50pm (performance approx. 30mins) at STUN Space, Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA. Please email or to reserve your guest list place.

autism@manchester ( is running a series of Wellcome Trust-funded workshops as part of a project “Building bridges: creating partnerships between autistic and research communities.” The workshops are for adults with autism and parents of children with autism who are based in Greater Manchester. They will enable people affected by autism to learn more about how research works, engage in the research process and generate ideas that could be developed into research proposals. The workshops will take take place at the University of Manchester over three days: 11, 18, 25 November 2015. Interested persons should contact, or call Daniel Poole on 0161 2752692 for more information.

Posted on behalf of Dr Emma Gowen, Senior Lecturer, Co-director of the Body, Eyes and Movement (BEAM) lab