Making brain research popular… 26 March 2021 – Posted in: news – Tags: biomedical engineering, Brain, Gdansk University of Technology, Michal Kucewicz, Neuroscience
This month was marked by multiple media appearances, including local and national radio and television. Our news release for the last month (see February 2021) about the first study of memory processing during a Deep Brain Stimulation surgery in Poland sparked a substantial amount of public interest. A short highlight material was broadcasted in the main issue of Teleexpress, together with a longer report in the regional Panorama. Dr. Kucewicz also gave a more comprehensive interview about this breakthrough of our research into the clinical treatment of motor tremor, Parkinson’s disease or epilepsy, which will eventually pave the way into treating Alzheimer’s disease, dementias in general, and other brain disorders that affect memory and higher cognitive functions.
These exciting news provide a favorable ground to increase public awareness of brain research and promote neuroscience in the larger community. We received very encouraging feedback and support for our work from people outside of the scientific community. This outreach aspect of academic research is often neglected, despite being key to inspiring new careers, forming an educated society and informing the interested lay audience.
For those of you who would like to dive a little deeper into what our research is really all about, we prepared a popular science, educational talk about the brain-computer interfaces and the human mind. The talk was produced together with the international office at the Gdansk University of Technology and can be viewed online:
This and other videos and media appearances will soon also be available on our BME lab website. We encourage you to like and subscribe to our Facebook group to keep up-to-date with our latest news and progress. Enjoy!