How does our brain work? Several international institutions in Frankfurt are trying to find answers to this question: The Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience at Goethe University Frankfurt, the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, the Ernst Strüngmann Institute have been researching – in some cases for decades – about the brain, while the non-profit Hertie Foundation has been funding neuroscience research since the early 1970s.
In addition to these institutions, the history of the city of Frankfurt also has much to offer: important personalities, events and research results related to neuroscientific topics. Some of these go back to the 19th century and thus spring from the cradle of modern brain research, so to say.
To show how much brain Frankfurt has, the neuroscientific institutions of the Main metropolis have joined forces and present the website “Frankfurt hat Hirn” on the occasion of the international Brain Awareness Week 2021.