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Science café in Gdynia, Poland

16 Oct 2016

Time: 16:00-18:00

EXPERYMENT Science Centre in Gdynia will host ERC researcher Ewelina Knapska, Head of Neurobiology of Emotions Laboratory, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology

Dr. Knapska’s project (CoSI - Functional connectomics of the amygdala in social interactions of different valenc) aims at understanding how the amygdala, the brain structure playing a primary role in processing of emotional responses, controls socially transferred positive and negative emotions. Dr. Knapska was awarded with ERC Starting Grants 2016 as one of the 325 early-career researchers throughout Europe.

The Science Café will be held in a conference room close to the EXPERYMENT Science Centre , and will be based on the meeting with the scientist. An EXPERYMENT representative will make a brief introduction of the ScienceSquared project and the role of the ERC in the crucial and cutting-edge research in Europe. After that a short lecture by Ms. Knapska will follow, enriched with a video and some photo content. The audience will have a chance to take part in open discussion concerning the most crucial and interesting questions.

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