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Open seven days a week, 10.00-18.00. Entry to the Museum is free.

Mind Maps: Stories from Psychology

This exhibition is now closed.

Mind Maps: Stories from Psychology, explores how mental health conditions have been diagnosed and treated over the past 250 years.

Divided into four episodes between 1780 and 2014, this exhibition looks at key breakthroughs in scientists’ understanding of the mind and the tools and methods of treatment that have been developed, from Mesmerism to Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) bringing visitors up to date with the latest cutting edge research and its applications.

Bringing together psychology, other related sciences, medicine and human stories, the exhibition is illustrated through a rich array of historical and contemporary objects, artworks and archive images.

Mind Maps video

Watch Samira Ahmed as she goes behind the scenes of the Mind Maps exhibition

Mind Maps: Stories from Psychology

Explore 250 years of understanding the human mind.
Floor: G
Age ranges

Images from the Human Connectome Project provided courtesy of Laboratory of Neuro Imaging and Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Consortium of the Human Connectome Project www.humanconnectomeproject.org.

The exhibition is supported by the British Psychological Society.

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