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Discover more about Live Science and other research projects held at the Museum. Live Science is an ongoing project where scientists come into the Science Museum to carry out research using our visitors as volunteers.

Dr. Dimitrios Adamos and Dr. Stefanos Zafeiriou from the Department of Computing, Imperial College London explore how brain waves can tell you about the music you listen to as part of a Live Science residency at the Science Museum that ran from February – March 2020.

By Farrah Lawrence-Mackey

A wooden Iron Lung

‘These devices still appear alarming to us today; no wonder ten-year-old Daphne was scared at being told she actually had to lie inside it…’
Research Fellow Farrah Lawrence-Mackey explores the story of a special Iron Lung she came across while carrying out research in the Science Museum Group stores.

As a new display featuring a model of a red blood cell showing abnormalities goes on display in Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries, research fellow Shelley Angelie Saggar explores how Thalassemia has been perceived culturally throughout history.

Dr. Gillian Forrester from Me, Human and Birkbeck, University of London investigates how traits from our 500 million-year-old brain still underpin some of our most important human behaviours, as part of a Live Science residency at the Science Museum.

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