Your Brain Explained
During the research and development phase of "Your Brain Explained," we had the pleasure of collaborating with remarkable young individuals from Southampton and Portsmouth. Together, we embarked on an interactive journey into the complexities of neurons and cerebral connections that make up the four distinct parts of our brains - cerebrum, cerebellum, limbic system, and brain stem.Thanks to the openness of these young people, we gained invaluable insight into some of the impulsive behaviours that we all exhibit, which can sometimes hinder our ability to perform at our best.
Through the use of theatre and neuroscience, we explored a world of mindless phone scrolling, sleepless nights, and an inability to concentrate in school, all of which contribute to higher levels of anxiety and poor lifestyle choices. It became clear that this universal story was pervasive among us all, with technology and social media being at the heart of our fixation.
The play's creation was an opportunity to candidly discuss brain health, specifically capturing Charlie's inner sense of restlessness and his potential ADHD diagnosis. It was an opportunity to highlight the importance of supporting those living with dementia, which we weaved into the story of Charlie and his Aunty.
According to Alzheimer's Research UK, simple adjustments to our lifestyle can significantly reduce the risk of non-genetic dementia by 40%. "Your Brain Explained" offers an interactive glimpse into our brains, empowering us to make healthy choices for our future wellbeing.
We are visiting 18 schools, colleges, charities and youth organisations in Hampshire with our FREE production between October - December, 2023.
Supported by Alzheimer's Research UK Inspire Fund
National Lottery Community Funding