Stress in the Brain and Freeride Mountain Biking

Stress in the Brain and Freeride Mountain Biking
THU November 6, 2014 / Ars Electronica Center / 8 PM

(Linz, November 3, 2014) The Ars Electronica Center has another great program on tap this Thursday, November 6, 2014. In the next installment of Brains for All at 6:30 PM, neuroscientist Manuela Macedonia will show how mental stress and negative emotional experiences can influence neuro-chemical processes in the forebrain (prosencephalon) and lead to depression and burnout. And at 8 PM, it’s time for a healthy dose of positive emotions, as Deep Space LIVE screens a spectacular film by Red Bull Media House and Brandon Semenuk about freeride mountain biking.

Advances in Brain Research

More and more people are finding out about the exciting advances being made in brain research. The main reason for this heightened interest is the modern imaging technology that lets us see how the brain actually works. These diverse and colorful depictions of neuronal activities have heightened people’s curiosity and elicited fascination for phenomena that were previously hidden from our view. In May and June, the Ars Electronica Center Linz is hosting a lecture series about the brain by Manuela Macedonia, a neuroscientist on the staff of the Max Planck Institute Leipzig. She also initiated the “Neuroscience for You” project that makes authoritative information about brain research available to laypeople.

Deep Space LIVE

The Ars Electronica Center is now hosting a Deep Space LIVE event every Thursday (except holidays) at 8 PM. Each presentation will feature ultra-high-definition imagery in 16×9-meter format and will be accompanied by expert commentary, entertaining stand-up repartee, and musical improvisation. Whether great works from the history of art, space travel, journeys of discovery in the Nanoworld, or a live concert is what you’ve come to behold, Deep Space LIVE stands for enlightening entertainment amidst breathtaking worlds of imagery. Admission is €2. Holders of a valid Museum ticket are admitted free of charge.

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Manuela Macedonia / Martin Hieslmair / Printversion / Album

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RAD Company / Scott Markewitz/Red Bull Content Pool / Printversion / Album

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