European Brain Week at Czech Academy of Sciences

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This week the Czech Academy of Sciences is holding a number of events to mark European Brain Week.

The Czech Republic joined the project six years ago. This year's topics are new discoveries and trends in brain research and advances in the treatment of neurological diseases. A number of leading Czech neuroscientists will give lectures at the Czech Academy of Sciences headquarters in Prague. On Wednesday, Professor Josef Syka from the Institute of Experimental Medicine will be speaking on the development of speech and Otakar Keller of the Thomayer Hospital in Prague will give a lecture on Creutzfeld-Jacob's disease. Thursday's topics will be autism and anorexia and European Brain Week will be closed with a lecture on what goes on in the human brain during sleep and wakefulness.