About This Event
The three-day program consists of four main program-packages:
1. „The brain in pictures and models” exhibition and handcraft centres. Handcraft desks offered brain models, tools to produce neuron and brain models from various material and to create molecule-models from lego parts. Posters demonstrating the macro- and microscopic structure of the brain are exhibited in all venues.
2. The „Psycho-physiological Playground” provides workbenches for studying
i) animal behaviour in the basement of the Hall;
ii) human perception, motor and cognitive coordination in the Galery of the Hall.
Visitors can “play” at more than 25 work-benches, each supervised by scientists and supplied with explanatory posters. The experiments on mice and rats includes observations of animal behaviour in open-field tests, Skinner-boxes, labyrinths and social interaction boxes. Self-tests of human reactions can be studied in human brain-computer interface experiments, body-balance tests, as well as in optical and audio illusions.
3. Scientific lectures and discussions
in the Lecture Hall, scientific lectures are presented on selected topics
in the Seminar Corner video presentations and discussions are organized
4. “History of brain research” tour in the Biology Museum of Eötvös Lorand Univ.
Visitors can earn confirmatory stamps at each play-station. Visitors with more than 50% of stamps are awarded with small presents including pens, rulers, cardholders – all decorated with Brain Awareness logo.
The event has been successful and popular in each year since 2005. Last year, more than 1200 visitors, from 6-year olds to pensioners played with us. Different media including Kossuth Radio, Inforadio, TV M5, Qubit, University TV, Brain Research at HAS internet magazine and many printed organs presented the event for the wide public.