The Mind the Brain symposium is a two-day event organised by students from the Neuroscience and Cognition master’s program of Utrecht University. It comprises of workshops, presentations by students, as well as several keynotes from internationally renowned scientists about interesting and contemporary topics.
The theme of this year's symposium is ‘Eat Your Brain Out’. Increasing evidence indicates that dietary factors influence neuronal function through the gut microbiome. This microbiota-gut brain axis is suggested as a potential target for influencing cognitive processes and emotions, such as anxiety and depression. In the near future, food might play an important role in preventing or treating brain-related diseases, including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia and autism.
You can now register for our online symposium for free! We hope to see you all there on the 28th and 29th of May 2020.