Gallery Brain Awareness Week 2023
What a successful Brain Awareness Week 2023 at Erasmus University College! 🧠
In just six days, we had a fantastic turnout of more than 300 participants ranging from ages 8 to 60+ years old. The event included three engaging night talks, 26 neuroscience experimental activities, mini-lectures, and interactive VR experiences. Additionally, there were four informative brain-related workshops and two insightful brain dissections.
We were delighted to have over 50 speakers, including (EUC) students, lecturers, researchers, different Neuroscience labs from the Erasmus Medical Centre and external experts. The event also featured two exceptional musical performances.
Overall, Brain Awareness Week was a great opportunity to explore the wonders of our viBRAINt community in Rotterdam!
The first day of Brain Awareness Week 2023 was full of amazing and fun activities, including the VR interaction with Justin Beaver, for all the kids from different elementary schools in Rotterdam who came to EUC to learn about the brain! 🧠
On Wednesday 15th of March, we received at EUC an amazing group of students from different high schools in Rotterdam, to spend a very interactive and fun brain day! 🧠
On Friday 15th of March Brain Awareness Week activities at EUC, were dedicated to adults between 18 and 60+ who enjoyed the lab activities the neuroscientists from EMC have prepared, among many! 🧠
On Monday 13th of March the Opening talk of Dr. Saloukey about her beautiful book "Darya en de Denkmachine" 👧🧠 was preceded by the talented RASL student Anna Rehling 🎼.
Our second talk was given by Dr. Angela Gomez who told us why sleeping 😴 is so important in adolescence and clarified some myths about this topic.
To close our series of interesting talks about the brain, in the closing lecture Dr. Hanan El Marroun talked about Substance Use Disorder from different perspectives to provide us with a broader understanding of the topic 🧠.
De Rotterdam Bibliotheek joined the BAW activities and on Tuesday 14th Willen shared with us his story, from a rising rock guitar player to becoming a speaker after recovering from a stroke 💪🏽.
For our first BAW, we received a small exhibition that included some beautiful artwork from Sonia Ruiz @nomnomsonita and the amazing artwork from the kids who attended our Brain Awareness Week 🥰🧠
To close an amazing and very active Brain Awareness Week, we had a Neuroscience Open Day at Erasmus University College, where we received very curious and diverse types of guests 🧠👥👥🤓