Welcome to the website of the Mind the Brain Symposium 2021

Mind the Brain  is an annual initiative from Utrecht University to connect science with society and business in the field of Neuroscience. Students of the Neuroscience and Cognition Master's programme have the opportunity to organise this two-day event.


This year's Mind the Brain Symposium will take place on 27 & 28 May 2021. Due to Covid-19 regulations, the symposium will be held online. Visitors will have the opportunity to attend keynote lectures by prominent researchers, watch presentations by students of the Master's programme, and participate in various workshops. 


Picking up on the current pandemic situation, the theme of this 17th edition of the symposium is 'Brain on Lockdown'. The Covid-19 Pandemic has the whole world in its grip and the effects seem to be reaching far into the present and future. The goal for this symposium is to reach beyond the general knowledge about pandemics and, from a neuroscientific perspective, learn new things about it. Therefore, the symposium will feature talks and workshops that are relevant to the current pandemic and its effects - both biological and mental - on the brain.


We look forward to seeing you there!

thanks to our beloved sponsors!