The Science Slam is an entertaining and competitive form of science communication. It is an event in which scientists, often PhD students, present their research to a non-expert audience in an informative and funny way while battling out their winner. These presentations normally take 10 minutes and are getting judged by the audience. Science Slams as an effective form of public engagement have become widely popular in recent years.
Our very own, Léon Franzen has already taken to the stage at multiple Science Slams in Zurich, Fribourg and Glasgow to promote awareness of dyslexia and his cutting-edge research. He won 3rd place in the fourth College of Science and Engineering Science Slam at the University of Glasgow by revealing the strength of people with dyslexia and why being affected by this specific learning disability can counterintuitively make one richer. This presentation is closely linked to his PhD research on the neural correlates of uni- and multisensory perceptual decision making in adult dyslexia.
Meet our team of current and past postgraduate students, post-doctoral fellows and research interns
Discover our research interests and our lab’s general research methodology in multimodal brain imaging
Read our research publications appearing in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and conference proceedings