Our S6 psychology classes enjoyed a fascinating talk on sleep and memory by Edinburgh University neuroscientist Dr Lisa Genzel.
We were also joined by a visiting psychology class from Glasgow Academy.
Dr Genzel explained the research conducted by her lab at Edinburgh's Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems, which includes the award winning work led by Prof Richard Morris on the water navigation task (pictured).
She explained the highs and lows of lab work, showed us videos of experiments, and explained how sleep and memory processes interact to form new memories.
There were many tips about how this can affect us as learners, and the pupils asked many interesting questions at the end.
We are also fortunate that the Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems will host a small visiting group of pupils next term - we are greatly looking forward to the trip!