Exceptional in many ways, was our guest speaker in 2012 - Prof. Dr. Dr. Manfred Spitzer. The studied doctor, psychologist, psychiatrist and philosopher is both medical director of the Psychiatric University Clinic in Ulm as well as overall head of the opened transfer centre for neuro-sciences and learning research (ZNL). In addition to numerous neuroscience bestsellers, he hosted a successful scientific journal "Geist und Gehirn", which can be seen weekly at BR-alpha.
How we learn and decide? Is this a question of the government (red / green versus black / yellow) or a question that can be answered using the tools of brain research? Can motivation perhaps be better detected in the brain scanner? Are there - in addition to knowledge and intelligence - other factors in learning and decision-making processes? Can brain research contribute to answer these and other questions? This is explained by Prof. Dr. Spitzer in his practical and everyday speech.