Brain Awareness Week

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University of Trieste

Organized by:
University of Trieste

Participating Organizations:

University of Trieste and SISSA/ISAS (International School for Advanced Studies) with the partnership of Immaginario Scientifico Science Centre. It was sponsored by FENS/DANA Alliance for brain initiatives and the Major of Trieste, under the patronage of the Italian Neuroscience Society

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

11

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Open House
  • Other
  • Press Briefing
  • Radio Show
  • Workshop
  • Other: Science café
  • Other: games
  • Other: theatre

Target Audiences:

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

Approximate Number of People Reached:

650

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Theatre: Twilight of the Symbionts. A story written by a well known scientist and writer in the field of science fiction. The message was not to rely too much on technology and the net, maintaining an appropriate level of understanding and autonomy. Conference: healthy aging The right style of life of the elderly told by a famous psychiatrist. Two neuroscience café: vaccines and brain power In the first cafè, a scientist and an expert in reassured on the use of vaccines, focusing on those for the nervous system. In the second cafè, a neuroscientist and a pharmacologist dealt on the misuse of drug to enhance brain power. Conference: Diet for the Brain The need for a proper diet for the wellbeing of body and brain. Olympic Games of Neuroscience Regional stage of the International Brain Bee. Workshop: stem day One morning of talks on stem cells for students in the high school of Trieste. Round Table: populism and technocracy How cognitive science can help to understand the mechanisms of construction of political consensus in modern democracies. Open labs: Neuroscience in time and language In a varied and interactive way, it has been shown how it is possible to “listen” to the electric symphony generated by the network of neurons in the brain and modulate it. Didactic laboratory: Gaming with words. A fun creative workshop that involved participants in three capacities: writers, readers and young investigators. Round table: the artificial intelligence How neuroscience helps to understand how the brain is able to process a huge amount of information and what are the ethical and social implications of some recent artificial intelligence applications.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Probably press release, because only things which appear in the local newspapers seem to be interesting.

Resources

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

  • Fact Sheets

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

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Web site banner

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

BAW is organized since many here and people waits for it. I think it would be a damage not not organize it.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Contact Information

BAW Website:

http://www2.units.it/brain/BAW2017/ and www.sissa.it/news/BAW2017

Contact Name:

Piero Paolo Battaglini

Contact Phone:

39 040 558 8601

Contact Email:

battagli@units.it

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