Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

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Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Lecture/ Briefing

Target Audiences:

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

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

DIOGO OLIVEIRA, PhD. UFRGS. How our brain learns. M. PAZ HIDALGO, UFRGS Biological rhythms: a challenge in the study of behavior. TADEU SOUZA, UFRGS. Curiosities (madness?) about perception, thought and memory FREDDY CUZCO. Bachelor of Arts. How to stimulate creativity? ANDRÉ TONON, UFRGS. How many shades does our mood have? ANA HENNEMANN, Neuropsychopedagogy. Stimulating executive functions in the early years of elementary education – playing and learning. NATIVIDADE PEREIRA, UFRGS. Relation ship between early life experiences and psychiatric disorders. TAHIS GARRIDO. UFRGS. Delirium: Acute confusional state of hospitalized patient. ISABEL MARTINS, IFRGS. The nature of bonds: the neurobiological bases of empathy and love. RAFAEL KELLETER. Free motor skills and the development of autonomy in very small infants and children. FERNANDA ALVES, STEPHANIE STOFEL AND MIRELLE CASAGRANDE, UFRGS. Learning and memory. LISIANE ARAUJO, UFRGS. Food behavior: where does it come from and how can it be changed? CLÉZIO GONÇALVES, UFRGS, CHARLES FERREIRA, UNIOESTE & GUILHERME NOGUEIRA. Brain, humor, playfulness and technologies – interface with learning. ALBERTO RASIA-FILHO, UFCSPA. Human neurons: form and function. VANESSA NASCIMENTO. Neurocognitive bases of math-related habilities. LUCIANE CUERVO, UFRGS. Myths about music and the brain. CAMILA SCHLICHTING. Relationship between brain and American tap dance. It’s dancing we understand! MAILTON VASCONCELOS and DIRSON STEIN, UFRGS. Stress, anxiety and depression. ANA LÚCIA CECCONELLO, ISE-Ivoti, RS. Neurosciences and education. ALEX DE OLIVEIRA FAGUNDES, UFRGS and VANESSA SANDERS CURI, UniSul. Pilates method exercises and neuroplasticity in patients with Parkinson’s disease. ANDRESSA ESSWEIN, Anchieta School. Gut-brain connection and the relationship with probiotics. JORDAN SILVA, UFRGS. How physical exercise affects our brain. MARTHA ROESSLER, UFRGS. Looking into attention and hitting memory. LUCAS PATZ and MILTON ZARO, UFRGS. Eye-tracking and electroencephalogram to monitor attention MELLANIE DUTRA, UFRGS. Forgotten women in science. NILTON FILHO, HYRO MATTOS and ISABEL AMARAL MARTINS, Teatro Nilton Filho. Theater and neuroscience of masks. Self-awareness and self-esteem. JOSÉ CLAUDIO MOREIRA, UFRGS. Brain / gut relationship. A new look at behavior. ANGELA WYSE, UFRGS. Does ritalin improve cognition? CARLOS ALEXANDRE NETTO, UFRGS. Aging and the Brain. MARIA ELISA CALCAGNOTO, UFRGS. How do neurons communicate in epilepsy?

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?



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:

  • BAW Stickers
  • Other

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

  • BAW Certificate of Participation
  • Puzzles: BAW Favorites
  • Puzzles: Grades 9-12
  • Brain Briefs Fact Sheets
  • Kids Fact Sheets Grades 9-12
  • The Five Senses Coloring Sheets
  • Puzzles: Successful Aging & Your Brain

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

  • Activities/Experiments

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

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Facebook Cover Photo

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

The importance and relevance of Dana Foundation and mostly BAW famous events since 2012 in our university.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?


Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Yes, because other people had the chance to know about this great event around the world.

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