The Brainleap project is an initiative of professor Michele Giugliano, who leads the Laboratory of Theoretical Neurobiology and Neuroengineering at the University of Antwerp (UA). Giugliano also co-ordinates the activity of participating researchers from the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Israel. Together, they want to find out how brain cells – also known as nerve cells or neurons – interact to determine the behaviour of animals and humans.
The Sinksenfoor is Antwerp’s annual fair held in the weeks following Pentecost. Last week a judge in the city issued a decision to ban the carnival from taking place in the southern docklands in response to a complaint brought by local residents concerning the noise caused by the 150 fairground attractions and crowds.