Event Date + Time:
March 18 @ 10:00 am - March 18 @ 3:00 pm
The intersection of Broerstraat and Ziekerstraat Nijmegen, Netherlands
Nijmegen Weekly Market Directions
About This Event
The brain is a topic that fascinates us all. How is this organ capable of generating such complex behaviors and perceptions? From the smell of our favorite food, to the memories of our childhood. From singing a song within your mind, to riding a bike with closed eyes. All those examples involve a complex interaction to be played by the cells in our brain, like an orchestra playing a symphony. But in the case of the brain, scientists can only hear a small part of the song, played by some of the instruments.
In order to share a bit of this fascination with the brain and some of the knowledge about it, neuroscientists from Radboud University are organizing the Brain Market in Nijmegen. This will take place on March 18th, at the intersection of Broerstraat and Ziekerstraat during Nijmegen's weekly market. During that day, the Dutch Brain Olympiad, the BrainHelpDesk, and the Pint of Science teams will have a stand from 10h-15h with multiple interactive activities and brain-related materials to share with the public.
With its quiz and online material, the BrainHelpDesk will cover themes like learning a new language as a child or remembering dreams. In addition to that, it will be possible to dig into comparative brain anatomy, and experience demonstrations of how visual stimulation can help recover vision in some conditions. There will also be information and materials on the upcoming Pint of Science and Dutch Brain Olympiad and how to join them.
Are you interested in knowing more or have questions about the brain? Do you know any high school students interested in neuroscience that would like to join the Brain Olympiad? Or are you just excited to hear more and talk about science? Make sure to pass by the Brain Awareness Week stand!