Permanent exhibition


from December 2024

Brains are among the most complex structures ever created by nature. The new permanent exhibition provides an insight into this extraordinary organ that defines usas individuals, including our emotions, curiosity, creativity, and consciousness. To this day, the brain is still not fully explored. Visitors can learn about central functions ofour thinking apparatus in a playful way and through perceptual experiences in “mixed reality.”

The exemplary focus is on the brain of Frankfurt football legend Karl-Heinz “Charly” Körbel and the complex perceptual processes that occur during a football match. The exhibition further explores the question of how the brains of animals and humans differ and which organisms manage to thrive without a brain altogether. Contributors include neuroscientists, naturalscientists, cultural scientists as well as contemporary artist Tim Berresheim. The exhibition is generously supported by the Hertie Foundation.