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Mysteries of Memory and Forgetting

An event series at the Danish Science Festival

On April 19th we will kick-start ‘The Danish Research Festival’ with a unique event that combines scientific knowledge and artistic expression. Together with Assistant Professor Andrea Moreno from DANDRITE, you will learn how the brain creates and loses memory in an engaging seminar. Afterwards, a plenary session will be held where you can discuss your ideas about memory. Finally, you will learn how to paint neurons (brain cells) using watercolours – And you can take your beautiful paintings home!


WHERE:    The event takes place in a gorgeous venue - The Ancient Art Museum in Aarhus University at Victor Albecks Vej 3, 8000 Aarhus C.
WHEN:      19th of April at 16:30-19:30 OR 20th of April at 13:00-16:00

Art supplies, snacks and drinks will be provided. The event will be held in English, but you don’t need previous neuroscience or art knowledge.

It is a free event, but sign up is necessary as there are limited seats, so be ready to sign up when we open on 18th of March!
A big thanks to Forskningens Døgn who are co-funding the event.

Meet the scientist and artist behind the idea

The workshop is created by Assistant Professor Andrea Moreno who is a neuroscientist at DANDRITE - the Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience - a research center hosted by Aarhus University and funded by the Lundbeck Foundation. Andrea is also an active visual artist and her art and science early on intertwined: "Throughout my academic pursuits, I have become enamored with the delicate elegance of neural cells, their synaptic connections, and the profound significance they hold in shaping our memories and experiences. This fascination has compelled me to explore how art can serve as a medium to express the complex interplay between ourselves and our memories." Visit Andrea Moreno's website to learn more about her inspiration and see more examples of her art. 

Contact information

For practical questions or other inquiries please contact administrative support: Astrid Munk, asmu@dandrite.au.dk