BAW Across the Continents 2015: Europe

If you’ve been following this blog series, you’ve already read about 2015 Brain Awareness Week campaigns in Africa, Asia, Australia, South America, and North America. Today we complete the series with the difficult task of picking just a few highlights from the hundreds of events that took place across Europe. The 23 participating countries were: Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. There were tons of great Brain Awareness Week events this year. Here are a few highlights:

Brain Awareness Week event at the University of Helsinki, Finland, BAW 2014

Brain Awareness Week event at the University of Helsinki, Finland, BAW 2014

In Germany, the Turm der Sinne Museum in Nurnberg hosted an interactive science show with neuroscientist Peter Brugger and Swiss actor Yannick Schmuki in their planetarium. The presentation combined theatrical elements with scientific experiments to describe the evolution of psychology from the Spiritualists of 1900 to the Neuropsychologists of 2015.

In Romania, students at the National College Nicolae Balcescu made short presentations to an audience about the latest research and discoveries in neuroscience as published in the Dana Foundation’s “Brain in the News.”

Brain Awareness Week info fair at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom, BAW 2014

Brain Awareness Week info fair at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom, BAW 2014

Finally, in the United Kingdom, the OPENspace Research Centre at the University of Edinburgh hosted a free event for the United Nations International Day of Happiness—which fell during BAW. The event included lectures from experts in happiness, as well as free mood tests and photo collections of different people’s “happy places.”

That’s all the highlights for now. Be sure to go to the international calendar for information about other cool events from BAW 2015.

BAW 2015_DABI

-Simon Fischweicher

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: