Neuropolis in PLuS Alliance Symposium

Two sessions on Neuropolis were organised by Professor Nik Rose from KCL and Professor Jill Bennett from UNSW for the PLuS Alliance Symposium held on 20 April 2017. Nik talked about the cutting-edge research on neuro-urbanicity with case on mental health, migration and urbanisation in China. Dr. Andrea Mechelli and his colleagues introduced their exciting smartphone app Urban Mind that can capture real time data on people’s mental health status and their surrounding urban environment. Then Jill talked about her ‘Big Anxiety’ project and shared her thoughts on how to leverage art and culture to improve mental well-being. In the afternoon session participants discussed practical matters such as how to get people to use the app and future collaboration opportunities under PLuS Alliance.