The Satellite Event of the Neuronus Forum 2022

Simulate the brain to predict behaviour
in health and disease

October 21–23, 2022
Institute of Psychology,
Jagiellonian University
October 2, 2022

    21 Oct 2022, 9 p.m.
  • Brains&Stains brainissage
    Layla Lounge bar,  Józefa Dietla 91
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About Our Event

In Brainhack Krakow 2022, we focus on brain simulations and their ability to predict behavior and its neural mechanisms.

As one of the main aspects of Brainhack is promotion of open science, we focus on reproducibility of brain simulations in predicting behavior.

Teams working on submitted project will have to prove that results of their projects lead to repeatable outcomes on different datasets.

Brainhack speakers

Our team

Szymon Wichary

Head of the Brain&Behavior Lab, Brainhack Krakow 2022 originator

Krzysztof Bielski

Coordinator of the Brainhack Krakow 2022 organizing team

Jakub Cacek

Member of the organizing team, responsible for logistics

Mikołaj Daraż

Member of the organizing team, responsible for scientific issues

Monika Żuwała

Member of the organizing team, responsible for promotion of the event

scientific committee

Anna Błasiak

Department of Neurophysiology and Chronobiology, Institute of Zoology, Jagiellonian University

Tomasz Błasiak

Departament of Neurophysiology and Chronobiology, Institute of Zoology, Jagiellonian University

Anna Broniec – Wójcik

Departament of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, AGH University of Science and Technology


Brain&More Lab, Sano Center for Computational Medicine


Department of Cognitive Science, Institute of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University

Michał Kuniecki

Emotion and Perception Lab, Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University


Mark Kac Complex Systems Research Centre and Institute of Theoretical Physics, Jagiellonian University

Magdalena Senderecka

Departament of Cognitive Science, Institute of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University

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frequently asked questions
  • WHAT is Brainhack Kraków 2022?
    Brainhack is an event in the spirit of a hackathon, during which participants from individual teams compete in neuroscience – related computational tasks. The aim of the Brainhack is to meet new, enthusiastic researchers, make new friendships in academia, learn, share the knowledge on data mining, machine learning and brain research, but also promote open science in the spirit of the whole Brainhack community (Craddock et al., 2016). Attendees of various backgrounds are welcome to join!
  • WHEN is the 2022 Brainhack’s edition?
    The event starts on 21.10.2022 and ends on 23.10.2022
  • WHERE the 2022 Brainhack’s edition takes place?
    Brainhack will take place at Jagiellonian University Institute of Psychology, Romana Ingardena 6 Cracow, Poland. 
  • Who can participate?
    Everyone! Usually, hackathons are focused on programming skills, but on Brainhack you can be involved in project as a biologist, psychologist, neuroscientist - to wrap it up: everyone who can be beneficial for the project!
  • Why should I take part in Brainhack?
    Participating in Brainhack gives you opportunity to gain practical experience, exchange ideas, listen to lectures on cutting – edge research and socialize with experts in the field. Brainhack is a space for presenting your own skills and learn from people from different backgrounds. 
  • Who is organizing Brainhack 2022 edition?
    Brain and Behaviour Lab - Excellence Inititve at the Jagiellonian University. Information about people involved in organizing this event, can be found in the Our Team section.
  • How much is the registration fee for attending Brainhack?
    We are pleased to announce that Brainhack is free of charge.
  • When the project submission begins and when is deadline?
    Project submission starts on 17.01.2022. Deadline for project submission is 15.04.2022
  • How can I register for Brainhack?
    You can send your register via our registration form which will be available starting from 17th January 2022.
  • What information do I have to provide when submitting a project?
    The key information is title, authors, abstract (about 300 words), a list of key papers/materials summarizing the subject (1-5), a list of requirements for taking part in the project, maximal number of participants, skills and competences someone can learn from this project. If possible, you can provide graphics that might help understand project better.
  • What kind of projects can I submit? Are there any examples?
    The most desirable are projects dealing with modeling brain activity (for instance predictions of behavior), cognitive processes or other inter – individual characteristics. The proposals can include various forms of group activity: solving brain – related computational problems or even discussion clubs. Keep in mind that we put emphasis on the reproducibility of the proposed solutions in projects! We believe that what we do may not only be fun and interesting but also have a greater impact.
  • What is the Brainhack’s schedule?
    On the first day of the event, we invite all participants to meet at Institute of Psychology – we have prepared for you workshops, lectures and many other activities worth taking part in. The next two days of Brainhack are devoted to work on the proposed projects. On the last day, the best projects will be announced.
  • Who can be team leader of project?
    Everyone who is interested in the Brainhack’s field and has experience in subject.
    The most important factors are know – how in implementing similar projects and the reproducibility of the idea. We especially encourage PhD students, postdoctoral and independent researchers from the private sector. 
  • What type of skills are required to participate in project?
    Every project has its own requirements, usually it involves programming skills, neuroscience knowledge, computational skills, mathematics, statistics, biology, psychology, etc. Of course, you don’t have to be an expert in every area listed above. Most importantly: find a project that suits your skills/knowledge best!
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