EVENTS

Out of Focus – When the Brain Wanders Too Much

Out of Focus – When the Brain Wanders Too Much

In our modern society, people are expected to behave according to certain norms. We assume that if one person can do a task well, everyone else should be able to, if they try hard enough. In fact, not all brains are wired the same way! For example, most of our jobs include many tasks that require us to maintain constant focus. While some people have no problems dealing with these aspects of our society, others quickly become disengaged from repetitive tasks and constantly look for new stimulation.

The Invisible Link – dialogues between lab and clinic in neurodegenerative disorders

The Invisible Link – dialogues between lab and clinic in neurodegenerative disorders

Parkinson’s Diseases, Huntington’s Disease, Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis. We’ve all heard of these conditions. What are we doing as a society to fight against these diseases? At “The invisible link – dialogues between lab and clinic in Neurodegenerative disorders”, we decided to explore two approaches that may appear distinct, but are in fact tightly linked – basic and clinical research.

Shining light on Depression

Shining light on Depression

2015 – But what really is depression? What are its causes? Are the underlying biological and psychological factors dissociable? And most importantly, how can depression be treated and prevented? On January 22nd we will explore this phenomenon and try to answer some of these questions.

The path to Happiness: peace or pleasure?

The path to Happiness: peace or pleasure?

2014 – Most people want to be happy. We all intuitively know it when we feel it, yet we are surprisingly poor at predicting what will bring us happiness. Finding a definition that truly captures this feeling is not as easy as we might expect. For thousands of years ancient contemplative traditions have examined the nature of happiness. More recently, the fields of neuroscience and positive psychology have attempted to do the same.