Associazione CentroScienza Onlus

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Associazione CentroScienza Onlus

Participating Organizations:

Neuroscience Institute of the University of Turin; the Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi; the National Institute of Neuroscience; Compagnia di San Paolo, Sistema Scienza; Regione Piemonte,

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum

Target Audiences:

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

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

How the structure and function of our brain is influencing our decisions? Is the human being completely free or is it submitted to external factors? How genes and environment, nature and nurture, influence the brain through epigenetics? Are we completely responsible for our actions? Criminal behavior is genetically determined? These fundamental questions have been investigated from the points of view of the neurobiologist, of the neuropsychologist and of the neuropsychiatrist, with a look on the history of criminal anthropology of Cesare Lombroso. The BAW included the Ferdinando Rossi Lecture on neuroscience held by Alexandra Joyner – Sloan-Kettering Center of New York, a special interview with the renowned TV journalist Piero Angela, and a meeting with young researchers in Neuroscience. The overall audience of this edition of the BAW were over 1,300 people, more than the double of the previous BAW2015. The conference by Piero Angela in the Central Auditorium of the University of Turin was so requested that about a thousand people could not enter the Auditorium for lack of room (see photos).

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

website, newsletter, social Media


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

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

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

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Web site banner

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

Contact Name:

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