Have you ever wondered how our brain works? Or what it truly looks like? How this mysterious organ allows us to live and function? How our entire body can be represented in such a small and strange looking organ?
This short afternoon event will try to give you an introduction to the various functions of the brain trough the approach of neuroanatomy. While going through the basics of neurosciences, we will try to relate function to anatomy by using real human brains made available to us by the Department of Anatomy of the University of Geneva. We will discuss normal functions of the brain, but also some of its dysfunctions such as Alzheimer and Parkinson disease, brain hemorrhages and brain tumors, or what happens in a stroke and some of its consequences such as paralysis. We will also dive into the emerging brain-to-machine technologies that are currently being developed in an attempt to provide solutions to some of the pathologies previously discussed.
It will be an intense afternoon, but the brain should then no longer hold any secrets for you…
Location: CMU – Centre Médical Universitaire, Rue Michel-Servet 1, 1206 Genève
Schedule: 13:30 pm – 18:00 pm
Working language: English
Lead: Elisabeth Galantay (student of the Swiss Study Foundation; 5th year medical student and assistant for the neuroanatomy) and Arthur Watkins (5th year medical student and assistant for the neuroanatomy)
Organisation: Dr. Sarah Beyeler
Administration: Nathalie Ellington
Participants (max): max 20 students
Target audience: Students of all disciplines with the exception of human medicine