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Leith Labs explores... Train Your Brain!! #BSW2019

  • Ocean Terminal Ocean Dr Edinburgh - EH6 6JJ Scotland (map)

In line with different activities of the British Science Week 2019,Leith Labs will be delivering free hands-on activities related to the mental health and mindfulness using different exercises to improve our mental health amd using VR to experience mindfulness. This will be on the Ground Floor (The Rotunda) of Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre.

Saturday, 16th March from noon until 4 pm.


Training your brain | Mental Health & Mindfulness

This month, drop by and have a go at training your brain at our Leith Labs Brain Gym!

Our scientists will show you how different areas of the brain do different things, and how you can help them with a mental workout.

We’ll be playing with mindfulness, memory, creativity, and much more.

Mindfulness — a state of awareness of moment-to-moment experiences— has recently caught the attention of psychologists. New studies show that virtual reality, or VR, can help us to practice mindfulness, leading to improved wellbeing.

VR is an amazing immersive 3D audio-visual experience. The idea isn’t new - VR technology actually began in the 19th century with 360 panoramic paintings, which filled the viewers field of vision, making them ”immersive”. Modern VR technology is applied not just in entertainment, but also in education, medicine and beyond.

Mindfulness with virtual reality and digital media is an exciting new research area, and today we’d like to give you the opportunity to give it a try yourself!