This year we organizes 16th Brain Awareness Week in Budapest as a part of an international campaign (Dana Foundation) to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.

Our goal to develop a better understanding of the brain and its functions, educating the public in a responsible manner about research’s potential.

Budapest Brain Awareness event will be organized with the contribution of leading neuroscience institutes, the Institute of Experimental Medicine of Hung. Acad. Sci. (IEM-HAS), the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology of Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE), the Institute of Cognitive Psychology of Research Centre for Natural Sciences of Hung. Acad. Sci.(ICNPRCNS-HAS) and the Cognitive Development Center of Central-European Univ.(CDC-CEU) and the National Institute of Clinical Neurosciences (NICN).

12-13rd of March 2019
ELTE TTK Lágymányos campus
(Budapest, Pázmány Péter stny 1/C, 1117)


Theme: The digital world and the brain

The program includes:
i) Scientific lectures
– Novel techniques in brain research (IEM-HAS; ICNP-RCNS-HAS)
– Clinical application of novel brain imaging techniques and brain prosthetics (NICN)
– Socio-psychological impacts of human learning (CDC-CEU)
– Ethical aspects of application of novel methodologies in brain therapy (IEM-HAS; ICNPRCNS-HAS

ii) Psycho-physiological Playground
More than 20 work-benches will be available for the visitors to conduct behavioural and physiological experiments under the supervision of scientists. Posters above each work-station will explain the theoretical and practical essence of experiments.
– Experiments on mice and rats: motility assays, explorative behaviour, learning in labyrinth and
in Skinner box, digitalized data elaboration, etc.
– Testing of human reactions: physiological parameters in task situations, brain-computer interface, attention focusing, move controlling, tremorometry, logical games, optical and audio illusions.

iii) Poster exhibition
Large posters all over the Aula will disseminate basic knowledge on
– the macro- and microscopic structure of the brain
– the methodology of contemporary brain research.

iv) Seminar Corner
In every second hour, the corner will provide a short presentation followed by discussion on topics as
– brain research methods
– bioethical questions of human brain research
– perspectives of robotics in clinical neurosciences
– social impacts of digitalization
Work-stations will be supervised by professional staff members of IEM-HAS, ELTE, ICNPRCNS-HAS, the Babylab of CDC-CEU and the National Institute of Clinical Neurosciences (NICN).