The Biology Department of UG was packed full of participants in the 13th edition of Brain Days


Brain Days in the Tri-City is a popular science event aimed at younger and older people seeking knowledge about the brain and its workings. The event included 24 lectures, 51 laboratory and auditorium workshops, 31 booth workshops and games. Thousands of people passed through the Faculty of Biology at the University of Gdańsk today and can enjoy the attractions available here until 7 p.m. The second Brain Days day will occur on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Hewelianum. 

On March 17, the Faculty of Biology at the University of Gdańsk was bursting at the seams. It was visited by first-year primary school pupils, secondary-school students, and older people interested in the brain's functioning and discovering its potential. All thanks to the Brain Days initiative, organised in the Tri-city area for the thirteenth time.

The atmosphere was excellent. Lots of positive energy, visible involvement of staff and students, and curiosity perfectly supported and fed by the exhibitors, including students and researchers from UG, PG, MUG, SWPS and representatives of organisations that direct their daily message precisely to the functioning of the brain.

- 'Attendance is high. The event attracts a huge audience every year. This time it is particularly gratifying that after the pandemic period, we can meet again in person, right here at the Faculty of Biology of UG. It is nice to come in person, see and touch what we have here, and not just look at it with the eye of a camera,' - says dr Wojciech Glac from the Department of Neurobiology at the Faculty of Biology of the University of Gdańsk, director of the Centre for the Popularisation of Science at the University of Gdańsk. - 'The Brain Days are an excellent opportunity to learn about the basics of how the human brain works, but not only. We can see a variety of organisms, such as lower vertebrates and invertebrates, learn about their nervous system and find out that even such a primitive brain is capable of controlling everything that needs to be controlled, i.e. allowing the animal to adapt perfectly to the environment in which it lives.'

On March 17, the UG Department of Biology will be open to visitors until 7 p.m. On Saturday, March 18, interested parties are invited to the event's second day at the Hevelianum. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., various popular science lectures and workshops await participants in the Artillery Carriage House.

Admission to all events is free. We want to remind you that some workshops were subject to prior registration.

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Elżbieta Michalak-Witkowska / Press Office UG