Film: Rise of the planet of the apes
Animal Testing—A Necessary Evil? Will medical innovation decline without laboratory animals or can we get by with alternatives such as cultured mini organs? Judith Homberg works to improve the lives of laboratory animals. Prior to the film, she will talk to animal ethicist Frans Stafleu from Utrecht University.
This film is on Saturday 18 March 21:45 (more information).
Tinder with avatars
During InScience we let the audience experience how scientific research is done. Scientists conduct research during the festival in which scientific imagination is central. Scientists are increasingly using Virtual Reality in their research. But what do you think of those virtual characters? In this playful experiment, a team from the Max Planck Institute and the Donders Institute investigates the relationship between real and digital people. Watch videos of avatars and rate how understandable, likeable, and human they are.
This demonstration is on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 March from 13:00 – 17:00 (more information).
Amazing Discoveries Stage
Lennart Verhagen and Brittany van Beek will demonstrate neuromodulation with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) at the Amazing Discoveries Stage. They will show the basics of TMS, elicit hand-motor responses, and show interference with ongoing movements. They will also discuss the potential benefits of this method for the treatment of cognitive disorders. The goal here is to offer an informative and engaging experience for all attendees.
You will find this demonstration at the Amazing Discoveries Stage on Sunday from 13:00 – 18:00 (more information).
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