Brain Awareness Week

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Shiraz Neuroscience Research Center

Organized by:
Shiraz Neuroscience Research Center

Participating Organizations:
Iran Cognitive Science Council Shiraz Municipality Shiraz Department of Education and Training National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

6

Year:

2018

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Exhibit
  • Lab Tour
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Press Briefing
  • School Program
  • TV Show

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

700

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The "Brain Awareness Week" was held by the Shiraz Neuroscience Research Center during March 24-28, 2018 in Shiraz, Iran with the theme "Healthy Lifestyle for Brain and Spinal Cord". The main programs held in this week were: 1) A 4 days’ workshop and exhibition for students. Five stations had been considered for the participants. In the first station, psychophysical knowledge was described and then the participants became acquainted with some brain and cognitive tests. At the 2nd station the participants became familiar with electroencephalography (EEG) device which is used for recording the signals and analyzing the frequency bands. At the 3rd station, neurofeedback was introduced and the participants became familiar with the applications of this technology in the treatment and cognitive rehabilitation. At the 4th station, the visitors simply became familiar with a human-machine communication system. An experiment had been designed in which by receiving the signals from a muscle by a single-channel EMG module, a message was sent to a robotic arm so that by opening the hand fingers, the robotic arm opened and closed the hand fingers. At the 5th station, the students became familiar with transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) and its applications. At the end of the program for each group of the students, the rat brain was dissected by a neuropharmacologist, and different parts of its anatomy were shown and described to the students. 2) Lectures for the Chamran Hospital nurses in Shiraz, 3) A television show with "Brain and Spinal Cord" theme, and 4) Lectures with questions and answers for the teachers of high schools in the Fars province on modern medical issues, neurotechnology, and Alzheimer's disease.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Mailings
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website
  • Social Media

Resources

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:

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain
  • Staying Sharp Bookmark

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • New Fact Sheets
  • New Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster
  • BAW Web site banner

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Sina Salehi

Contact Phone:

+987136234508

Contact Email:

sina253@gmail.com

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