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FROM HEAD TO TOE: HOW DOES THE BRAIN (NON) FUNCTION

Past event - 2022
10 May Free Entance
Didi Offensiv - Fussballkulturbar, Erasmuspl. 12,
Basel 4057
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Welcome to Didi Offensiv for the 2nd day of Pint of Science in Basel 

Take a look at our Program!

18:00-18:20 Doors open

18:20-18:30 Presentation of Pint of Science

18:30-19:00 Talk of Baba Yogesh "How brains conceive reality?"

Short Break 

19:05- 19:35 Talk of Florian Wanke " To eat or not to eat: how microglia (dys)-regulate the brain 

Short break 

19:40-20:10 Talk of Michele Widmer & Alice Minghetti "Togetherfit"

20:10-20:30 Quiz for the audience & Closing of the night 

For any question please do not hesitate to contact us: [email protected]

How brains conceive reality?

Baba Yogesh, M.Sc. (Doctorate Student, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel)
How, and what, does the cerebral cortex compute?
What is real? What underlies our perception of reality? And under what conditions does our grip on reality falter, paving way for hallucinations? I will discuss how perception is not merely a mirroring of reality, but rather a creative act of ‘constructing’ it, and present arguments from a computational model for perception, called predictive processing, that can further inform us in this regard.
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To eat or not to eat: how microglia (dys)-regulate the brain

Dr Florian Wanke (Discovery Scientist, Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation, Roche )
Reversing microglial dysfunction for treatment of neuroinflammation
Microglia represent the brain-resident macrophage population. They fulfill important functions in the development and maintenance of the brain. Moreover, dysfunction of these cells has been implicated in several neuroinflammatory diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis. Hence, studying these cells and interfering with their dysfunctionality is of great interest. During this talk we will highlight the development, function and in vitro models of microglia.
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Togetherfit

Dr Alice Minghetti (Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Basel)
Michele Widmer, MD (Medical Doctor)
During the talk we will discuss about functional exercise training with adolescents with cerebral palsy.
We will provide input on the effects of our pilot study and the importance of the longevity of such programs for teenagers and young adults with neuromuscular disorders.