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Long Night of Science 2017

Long Night of Science (Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften) 2017

On October 21th 2017 the “Long night of science“ took place in Erlangen, Fürth and Nürnberg for the 8th time. Traditionally, at this occasion many companies, different institutes of the university and institutions open their doors for the public to give insights into their work. Also GRK and ICN students organized an entertaining and instructive program at their booth in the Palmeria. From 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. visitors had the opportunity to inform themselves about the brain and the work as PhD student in neuroscience. Posters provided amazing facts about the brain, a self-made model visualized the anatomical structures and their related functions and a light microscope offered a glance at histological structures of the brain. Especially the young visitors had a lot of fun to experience the texture of a brain and to learn how our senses can be tricked in a self-experiment. Finally, they could test their newly acquired knowledge with a quiz. All GRK students enjoyed their job and were very engaged to introduce the interested visitors to the basics of neuroscience and to arouse interest in this field of science in a very relaxed atmosphere. The overall feedback from the public was overwhelmingly positive and people were eager to gather information about the work of the GRK and its topics.