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What a fun night

20. Mai 2022

Oh, what a night!

The 20th of May was all about getting to know each other: At the "Lange Nacht der Forschung", where science meets the public, we presented our latest research findings as well as some of our daily used neuroscientific methods.

At our stand, we introduced our guests to an MRI scanner (we have to admit that this one was actually a miniature form – thank you, Lego). Above that, one could get an idea of what it is like to do an experiment on emotion processing and regulation while listening to real MRI sounds. Kids could learn something about the anatomy of the brain by colouring nerve cells and brain lobes. Last but not least, the self-confident visitors were invited to ‘date’ their brains and to demonstrate their knowledge of brain anatomy and function in a short quiz afterwards.

We had a lot of fun explaining everything we know about emotions, describing how we can control them and offering some public declarations of love for our brains.

Last but not least, let’s be honest – the large number of young and old people visiting our stand must most likely have been caused by the mouthwatering and pretty brain gummy bears we served all night.

Thank you to everyone who visited us!

We are already looking forward to next year!

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