The Life Science Learning Center in Zurich opened its doors to high school students! For five days, they discovered more about the human brain and neuroscience imaging techniques.
On Monday morning, around twenty students travelled by public transport to Zurich, to visit the Kinderspital and learn more about MRI. In the evening, they checked into the Zurich youth hostel, then continued the program set up by the life science learning center over the following days at the Irchel campus.
The themes of the "Imaging the brain" week were :
How can we visualize the brain and its activities?
What do we know about neuronal activity?
How are our movements controlled?
How can we present and interpret the data from brain images?
How is neuroscience research done?
Classes were held in English, enabling students from all language regions to improve their English skills, about neuroscience and their everyday lives, too.
We'd like to thank the team from the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich who made this event possible, and we're already looking forward to the next edition of this very popular week!