Outdoor exhibition outlining the beauty and complexity of the brain.

This joint Mindroom – Patrick Wild Centre collaboration opened on the 7th June 2014 in St Andrews Square Gardens, Edinburgh.

The pictures showcased world-leading research by the University that seeks to improve our understanding of the brain and how it is altered in people with learning disabilities and other neurological conditions.

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‘The brain – is wider than the sky’ includes arresting snapshots that pinpoint the effects of neurological disorders such as autism and Fragile X Syndrome, the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability.


“The human brain has more cells than there are stars in the Milky Way and these cells communicate through a thousand times as many connections. Our goal is to understand how even small changes in these connections can have such detrimental effects on learning and memory.” -Dr Sally Till, Walter Muir Autistica Research Fellow, Patrick Wild Centre


There has been a lot of press coverage of this exhibition in St Andrews Square Gardens which was developed through a collaboration between the Patrick Wild Centre and Mindroom. Information about the exhibition, including dates on which it can be seen, is in our news section and you can view some of our own pictures from the opening day here.  Links to some of the press coverage are given below:

The Telegraph

The Daily Mail

The Huffington Post

The Edinburgh Evening News