Kortizes – Institut für populärwissenschaftlichen Diskurs

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Kortizes - Institut für populärwissenschaftlichen Diskurs

Participating Organizations:

Planetarium Nuernberg Humanistischer Salon

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Other
  • Other: panel discussion

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

March 16th 2017: Science meets Comedy: Psychiatrist and clinic-director Prof. Dr. Guenter Niklewski presented a scientific talk about the history and present of psychiatry and brain diseases. Comedian Lizzy Aumeier “translated” that talk into lay-speech, asked crazy questions, discussed humorous with the “professor”. The audience had fun and learned a lot about “lunatic guys and crazy fellows”. [Attended by 200 guests, Planetarium nearly sold out.] March 19th 2017: “Forum heißer Debatten” im “Humanistischen Salon”: Dieter Birnbacher, professor of philosophy and ethics discussed with Frank Erbguth, professor of neurology about “decisions between life and death: embry-protection, organ donation and suizide accompaniment”. A significant, high-level-discussion between two experts, including questions and ideas from the audience. [Attended by 80 guests, “Parks” totally sold out.]

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Mailings
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website
  • Social Media

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

Many interested participants. Popular discussions of brain science.

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Contact Information

BAW Website:


Contact Name:

Dr. Rainer Rosenzweig

Contact Phone:

+49 9131 8524001

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