Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
One, but two-day long
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- School Program
- Other: Psychphysiological Playground
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- Middle school students(6-8)
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The program contained four main packages: 1. „The brain in pictures” exhibition decorated the routes to all program sites, and illustrated the macro- and microscopic structure of the brain, the main routes of contemporary brain research, and the methodology of behaviour studies. 2. The „Playground of behavioural studies” consisted from three separate venues for studying i) animal behaviour in the basement of the Hall ; ii) human perception, motor and cognitive coordination in the corridor around the basement Hall Visitors “played” at 24 work-benches, each supervised by scientists and supplied with explanatory posters. The experiments on mice and rats included observations of animal behaviour in open-field tests, Skinner-boxes, labyrinths and social interaction boxes. Self-tests of human reactions could be studied in human brain-computer interface experiments, audiometry, tremorometry as well as in optical and audio illusions. 3. “History of questions and methods in brain research” seminar and tour in the Biology Muzeum (Dr. Géza Zboray and Dr. Katalin Schlett; Eötvös Lorand Univ.) 4. Scientific lectures were presented in the Lecture Hall on – How the brain organizes behaviour? (Dr.Árpád Dobolyi; Eötvös Lorand Univ.) – Child-hood determinants in human group-organization (Dr. Kata Oláh; RCNS-HAS) – What does it mean that typically human? (Dr.György Bárdos; Eötvös Lorand Univ.) – Evolutionary background of run-away phenomena (Dr. Topál József; RCNS-HAS) Active visitors were awarded by small presents including pens, rulers, cardholders – all decorated with Brain Awareness logo. All together, the event was a real success. We had more than 750 visitors and very good feed-backs
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Press Release/Media Advisory
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:
- It’s Mindboggling!
- More Mindbogglers!
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- BAW Bookmark
- Puzzles: Mindboggling Series
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Puzzles/Games
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?
Young scientist learned how to present their work and simple experiments to lay public; Each organizer and co-worker enjoined the two-day presentation and realized the importance of disseminating knowledge Participants took place in experiments, and learned a lot from experiences
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Interactive work in simple behavioural and cognitive studies made the event a real “playgraound” enjoyable for both the vivitors and the experiment leaders.
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