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Brain Week 2022 #MariaThinking at UMCS (14-20.03.2022)

Does our brain need a clock? What does Maria think and what does Piotr think? What is the molecular basis of depression? The answers to these and other questions can be found on March 14-20, 2022, during the #MariaThinking on UMCS!

For the second time, the Student Scientific Association of Psychology "Adesse" UMCS, Student Scientific Association of
Neurobiologist UMCS, Scientific Association of Cognitive Science
UMCS participate in an international campaign to promote knowledge about our great command center. 
This year’s edition will be held online. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in interactive workshops prepared by members of the UMCS scientific community and listen to lectures by renowned scientists from Poland and abroad. The agenda also includes prize competitions for different age groups, including a national art competition for primary school students entitled “The Brain is a Great Machine, a Great Neuron Land”.
This series of events is aimed at all those who are interested in exploring the secrets of how our nervous system works and the influence of brain science on areas of everyday life.
Admission to the lectures is free, registration is required for the workshops. Participation in the lessons is completely free of charge.

The initiative is under the patronage of JM Rector of UMCS Prof. Dr. hab. Radosław Dobrowolski.

Below the agenda of all the speakers of the Brain Week #MariaThinking at UMCS:

  • prof. Francesco Battaglia, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
  • dr Thomas Bąk, Human Cognitive Neuroscence, University of Edinburg
  • dr Monika Bijata, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology
  • prof. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, University of Cambridge
  • dr Edyta Bonk, Uniwersytet SWPS
  • dr hab. Wojciech Dragan, Uniwersytet Warszawski
  • dr Wojciech Glac, Katedra Fizjologii Zwierząt i Człowieka, Pracownia Neurobiologii UG
  • prof. Lars Kai Hansen, DTU Compute -Dept. Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Technical University of Denmark
  • mgr Natalia Jakubowska, Uniwersytet SWPS
  • dr hab. Kamila Jankowiak-Siuda, Uniwersytet SWPS
  • dr Kaja Jasińska, Department of Applied Psychologyand Human Development, University of Toronto
  • mgr Anna Kordala, Department of Physiology Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford
  • dr Adam Krzystyniak, Laboratory of Molecular Bases of Aging, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology
  • prof. David Nutt, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London
  • prof. Berhnrad Sabel, the Institute of Medical Psychology, the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg
  • prof. dr hab. Elżbieta Szeląg Pracownia Neuropsychologii, Instytut Biologii Doświadczalnej im. M. Nenckiego PAN
  • prof. Robert Zatorre, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University

More information can be found on the event website: and  and on the website in the "Brain Week # MariaMyśli at UMCS" tab.


    Date of addition
    10 March 2022