This year Brain Awareness Week Berlin took place from March 12-17. The event was jointly organized by the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin, the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin, the Center for Stroke Research Berlin and the Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure.
We presented a varied program during the action week, including lectures, workshops, and films for schoolchildren and adults. With an introductory lecture on perceptual illusions that was held for high school students, Prof. Dr. Gabriel Curio started the BAW at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Afterwards, students were able to choose between seven different workshops.
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Dirnagl and Dr. Jochen Müller gave a lecture at the Buchhändlerkeller in Charlottenburg. The book “Ich glaub mich trifft der Schlag” is a popular science introduction into brain function and disfunction. The authors were happy to answer the audience’s questions after the presentation.
During the whole week, the photo exhibition “The Beautiful Mind” was displayed at the Servicepunkt Schlaganfall at the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin. It showed 20 large-size illuminated photos of neurons that were taken in several labs all over the world.
Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Every March, BAW unites the efforts of partner organizations worldwide in a celebration of the brain for people of all ages.
The DANA Foundation and the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) financially supported the BAW Berlin 2018.