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Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development

Science Communication

Our team is involved in various community and outreach events on topics of the human brain, brain development, the importance of early childhood from a neuroscientific perspective or science communication. Furthermore, science communication includes a personal science communication blog

Selected outreach examples include:

  • 2023: BrainFair Zurich: Workshops and presentation for children; participation in a discussion panel  [more]
  • 2023 - 2025: Growing Brains - a science outreach initiative [more]
  • 2022: Online Congress Early Childhoood Switzerland  [more]
  • 2022: Presentation at the ERFA Convention in Bern
  • 2022: Presentation for the Rotary Club Bern
  • 2022: Anniversary 125 years Department of Psychology UZH: Workshop for children "Insights into the
  • brain: methods and experiments" [Website]
  • 2022: UZH Magazin 3/22, focus article on the learning brain by Roger Nickl, featuring research
  • by our lab and others [Article on Issuu, starting page 26]
  • 2022: Café Scientifique by Life Science Zurich and Science et Cité, "Growing Brains"
  • 2022: "Schweizer Jugend forscht" (member panel of experts)
  • 2021: Scientifica: "Wie lernen Mensch und Maschine?" [Website]
  • 2021: Podcast episode for SciComm Palaver [Podcast]
  • 2021: Brainfair “Manchmal braucht es MR Superhelden” (school program)
  • 2021: Brainfair, public talk in the series “Das Gehirn in Zeiten der Pandemie” [Video; starting at 0:21]
  • 2019: TED-style inspirational talk at the Teacher Campus Seminar Series 2019 in Zurich [Video]
  • 2019: Science Communication workshop held at the World Conference of Science Journalists in Lausanne
  • 2019: Interview with Jacobs Foundation: "Science and Research Never Stop to Change" [PDF]
  • 2018: Video “How the brain develops, grows, and learns throughout our lives” (BOLD Blog) [Link]
  • 2017: “Fachtagung: Kindertagespflege – Starke Bildungspartner für Familien und Jugendämter“, Kassel, Germany 
  • 2017: Presentations on early brain development for Primokiz2.
  • 2017: Presentations on early brain development at the national Ready! coalition meeting in Bern.
  • 2017: Personal Video Statement – Jacobs Foundation Research Fellow [Video]
  • 2016: Interview about Paediatric Neuroimaging, University Homepage [Link]
  • 2016: Explaining Brain Research Through Star Wars, SciFive (University Blog) [Link]

The subtabs contain some of the science communication efforts conducted by Nora Raschle & team (for