Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- University students
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Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The University Center of the State of Pará (CESUPA), through the Nucleus of Scientific Initiation and Extension, and the Theoretical and Applied Neuroscience Research Group, organized the 1st Brain Week at CESUPA, a conference on the theme of "Artificial Intelligence and Real Medicine: Where of the Neurosciences lead us?", composed of 4 lectures: "Artificial Intelligence in Real Medicine? Foundations and applications against our new prejudices!" (Prof. Claudio Teixeira); "Compensatory motor adjustments after unilateral focal ischemic injury of the corticospinal tract: diagnostic potential through Supervised Machine Learning" (Prof. Walther Carvalho); "Dynamic coupling between the central and autonomic nervous systems in patients with refractory epilepsy: diagnostic potential through Non-Supervised Machine Learning" (Prof. Eline Melo); "Behavioral tests for memory study and method of cellular morphometry analysis from 3D reconstruction: diagnostic potential through Artificial Neural Networks" (Prof. Fabíola Siqueira Mendes). Thus, the main goals of this event were to discuss the neurophysiological basis of natural intelligence and the fundamental concepts of AI, more specifically supervised and unsupervised learning, in addition to share knowledge and experiences of lecturers, including the diagnostic potential of AI application in the medical and neurological context. Our overall impression is that this first experience in organize a Brain Week event was successful, and students feedback is the best metric on it. Since then, students that attended to the event, and even others that do not, are looking for opportunities to study and work with this approach. For us, lecturers, it is a great achievement!
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- New Fact Sheets
- New Lesson Plans
- New Puzzles/Games
- New Coloring Sheets
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Our general impression is that this first experience in organize and carry out a Brain Week event was successful, and the feedback from students is the best metric on it. Since then, students that attended to the event, and even others that do not and only heard about after, are looking for opportunities to study and work with this approach. For us, lecturers, it is a great achievement! And more, this feedback is the main support for us all organize the following event.
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