Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Other: Panel sessions
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- Middle school students(6-8)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Talk series: To make something as incredibly complex as the human brain accessible to the general public, we have prepared a series of talks to be given by experts in different disciplines related to the brain such as neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and linguistics. The talks cover a wide range of topics from perception, memory, brain impairments, bilingualism and others. Each day there will be five 15-minute talks with additional time for questions. The talks will be given in Spanish, Basque or English (see program for details). All the talks on the March 15th include interpretation into LSE (Spanish Sign Language). Informative panel session: This year we have also prepared informative panels about bilingualism. This session consists of several explanatory panels (in Spanish and Basque) aimed at answering the following questions: What is normal language development? How do we process information in the foreign language? Are all the bilinguals the same? What is special about being bilingual? Is it really bad to teach children multiple languages from very young age? Activities for schools: Workshops for our future scientists will be held every morning from the 12th to the 16th of March. The goal is to teach children about the functions and the structure of the brain through fun and hands-on educational activities. How do neurons work? How do the brains of different animals differ? How do optical illusions work? These are just some of the questions that will be addressed. Children will be also able to test their current knowledge of the brain.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Press Release/Media Advisory
- Social Media
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Web site banner