Location: Minderbroedersberg 4-6
|14.45 - 15.45||
Following the involvement in the successful research project entitled 'The Girl in the Spotlight' carried out earlier this year at Brightlands, an initiative of the Mauritshuis, the Hague, by internationally acclaimed experts associated with the Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art and Science, Professor Ron Heeren will tell us more about the chemistry between Art and Science. He will discuss how he and his team carry out in-depth analysis of paint samples taken from Dutch and Flemish works of art. He will elaborate on how today’s technology is able to capture thousands of different molecules at the click of a mouse, ‘big data at the microscopic level’. A beautiful example how technologies developed to understand biological complexity of medical tissue surfaces can also be employed to reveal the chemical complexity of our cultural heritage.
Bonte's Language lab at the Maastricht Brain Imaging Center investigates cognitive and brain mechanisms underlying speech perception, reading and dyslexia. This research is inspired by a fascination for individual differences in language skills and the plasticity and adaptive nature of the developing brain. For example, why do some children learn to read fluently while others face enormous challenges due to dyslexia? And how can we tailor dyslexia treatment to the individual child? These questions are investigated by combining behavioral measures with brain imaging data at high temporal (EEG) or spatial (fMRI at 3T, 7T) precision. Furthermore, Milene closely collaborates with schools and dyslexia health care institutes and is member of the scientific advisory board of the National Reference Center for Dyslexia (NRD).
|15.45 - 16.00||Break|
|16.00 - 17.00||
CSI: Maastricht – forensic science explained
The popular TV drama CSI presents a plethora of procedural errors that create a skewed image of what forensic science actually involves. Spronkmans puts you on a crime scene where you will have to take care in gathering and examining scientific evidence yourself. You will be hard-pressed not to find fault with the famous TV series after this event!
Among the aims of the Health Sciences BSc programme's Care Policy, Management and Evaluation track is for students to gain practical experience. They have to know what they are talking about when it comes to 'care'. The Care in Context course familiarises second-year students with the concept of care. As almost everyone ends up requiring care at some point in life, the course has students accompany a care recipient on a 'care journey'. Along the way, they encounter a variety of themes. An example is 'living at home as long as possible', where community carers occupy a central role and students can explore concepts such as 'personal control', 'autonomy' and 'self-management'.
The large number of students and the impact that such visits have on clients lives led to the development of a 360-degree video as an alternative to actual visits. Viewing such an immersive video would enable students to experience a real-life situation. This video was developed and integrated into a case studied in the course. The results of students' experiences with this approach will be presented in a poster session.
Meet Mr. Bright, a human-like robot
|17.00 - 18.30||Networking Drink|