Brain Awareness Week

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Brunel University London

Organized by:
Brunel University London

Participating Organizations:
Brunel University London

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2015

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • School Program

Target Audiences:

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

Approximate Number of People Reached:

88

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Two day events at Brunel University London campus 17th March Dr Adrian Williams Introduction to talks Professor Christina Victor Is Loneliness a cause or consequence of dementia Professor Michael Wright Researching into emotion and emotional disorders using 1H Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of the brain Professor Mark Williams How do experts make decisions under pressure? Dr Alex Nowicky Zapping the Brain: Exploring and treating the brain with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Dr André Szameitat The Cognitive Neuroscience of Multitasking Mr Karol Wereszcynski Rhythms of the Brain Activity Professor Mary Gilhooly Cortical Visual Dysfunction in Alzheimers Disease KEYNOTE SPEAKER Sir Colin Blakemore, Director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses (School of Advanced Study, University of London) Is there anything special about the human brain? 20th March Widening Participation 45 A level students from local schools attended day on campus with talks and workshops Careers in Brain Sciences - Dr. Adrian Williams The Dancing Brain- Dr. Guido Orgs Workshops: How does the brain control our movement? Dr Alex Nowicky Do we learn to see? Dr Andrew Parton How does the brain sense touch? Dr. Adrian Williams

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Mailings
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

electronic - website

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:

  • none

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

  • BAW Certificate of Participation
  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Downloads

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

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster
  • BAW Web site banner
  • BAW Participation Certificate

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Raised public awareness of brain related research at the university.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Contact Information

BAW Website:

http://sites.brunel.ac.uk/brain

Contact Name:

Alex Nowicky

Contact Phone:

+441895268813

Contact Email:

alexander.nowicky@brunel.ac.uk

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