Henning Beck: Hirnrissig (Buchtrailer)
Countless legends remain about the "last great mystery" of science, namely our brains. Sometimes it is the perfect computer, then, we are told, we only use ten percent of its capacity. Sometimes, we are told, it can be trained like a muscle, then again it is empathic or selfish, as the need arises. Needless to say, neuroscientists today have something to say about everything - from education to nutrition - and often these comments are nonsense. The time has come to do away with our hang-ups about the brain! Henning Beck, a neurobiologist and German champion in Science Slam, explains pointedly and with his razor-sharp wit, why there is nothing to the myths of the male and female brains, brain jogging, and brain food. We also learn about the recent discoveries in neuroscience. This makes "Hare Brained!" a provocative and eye-opening book.
Science Slam: Since 2010 there has been an annual German Championship in Science Slam. It is a scientific oral presentation tournament in which scientists present their research topics before an audience within a specified time,. Mainly the Slam is a popular communication of serious scientific content and the audience renders judgment. It considers scientific content, accessibility, and the entertainment value of the presentation. Henning Beck is the winner of the science fair of 2012 with his presentation "Speed up your Mind."