Throughout the course of History, humans have shown a keen interest in testing and overcoming their limits in many different ways. Running ultra-long distances non-stop for several days, venturing into the dangers of the sea on a tiny a sailboat, and floating in zero-gravity inside a tin-can in the void of space are just a few examples of how limits appear as irresistible temptations just waiting to be surpassed.
Ar in a Bar presents its second event! Time and Place Tuesday 2nd May, 21h until 23h30 At the cosy bar Chimera Brewpub: Rua
Ar in a Bar presents its inaugural event! Time and Place 9:00pm until 11:30pm At the cosy bar Chimera Brewpub: Rua Prior
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.
At Gut Thinking – How your Microbes Influence your Life our ITQB collaborators have swabbed samples from around 80 different members of the audience and
On Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 9pm we will explore the importance of the gut microbiota and its role in guiding our behavior – the so-called gut-brain interaction. We will discuss where our microbes come from, how they affect our behavior and how they interact with the immune system.
Imagine a society without higher education. No doctors to care for the sick; no architects to build homes; no entrepreneurs to start new businesses. During crises, like the current civil war in Syria, a generation of students is left stranded and unable to finish their studies. Without them, the future of their country is at risk in the decades to come. Who will rebuild?
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.
2015 – Pain is a complex neurological phenomenon, involving a highly intricate web of biological, psychological, and social mechanisms. Join us in our attempt to tackle the cultural and scientific challenges of Pain.
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.