“Can emotions make us better problem-solvers?”

I led this interactive exhibit on my emotion research as part of “Meet the Experts” at the National Museum of Scotland. The event was organised for EXPLORATHON ’14 and funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions programme and the European Commission.


About the Event:

“Over 1 million people attended the European Researchers’ Night this year, according to preliminary estimates revealed by the organisers. The European Researchers’ Night is an annual pan-European science outreach event supported by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions. The event offers visitors a unique opportunity to meet researchers and take part in science activities aiming to showcase both the fascination of the research as a job and its significant societal impact.

The European Researchers’ Night 2014 was covered in over 300 publications across Europe, mainly in local and regional editions of some of the top national media outlets such as La Repubblica, Il Fatto Quotidianno, El Mundo, NaftemporikiReal newsWp.pl, and Aktuality.sk. Mainstream radio stations like BBC Radio Scotland (UK), RNE (Spain) and Radio România Actualităţi (Romania) also covered the event.

In Edinburgh, over 2,000 people flocked to sixteen different events. During the afternoon, families had a go at research-inspired activities at Our Dynamic Earth, the National Museum of Scotland and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, while audiences fancying a quiet cuppa and a chat joined doctoral students for PhD in an Hour events at cafes around the city centre. As the evening fell, Explorathon Edinburgh took on a distinctly grown-up feel, with debate raging at the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas and a post-apocalyptic world being unveiled at Steampunk Science.”