Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz

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Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz

Participating Organizations:

Instituto de Biotecnología, UNAMInstituto de Neurobiología, UNAMUniversidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, Méxicokindergarden Villa de la Asunción Pocitos, Aguascalientes, México

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Exhibit
  • Lab Tour
  • School Program
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • Other
  • Professionals
  • University students
  • Other: Pre-k students

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Event title conferences: 1. “24 hours in the life of my brain”, speech by Ph. D. Edith Sánchez-Jaramillo 2. “The evolution of the brain”, speech by Ph. D. Iván Lazcano-Sánchez BAW activities: College and postgraduate students attended the lectures entitled “24 hours in the life of my brain” and “The evolution of the brain” which were interspersed with playful activities. At the end of the talks they attended a stand where they learned from of mammal and fish brain´s preparations. A group of postgraduate students participated in a laboratory practice in which they were taught how to manipulate pre-fixed rat and mouse brain slices, how to dye them and how to observe it under a microscope. Students from pre-k attended one talk and went into 3 workshop activities during BAW 2018. They learned about the cortex locations related with speech, writing, thinking, dreaming, tasting, touching, olfactory and visual system. Pre-k students built a neuron and placed a brain sticker with a spinal cord on a super hero – heroine´s paper doll to take home. As third activity we showed them mouse brain preparations and mammal brain´s lithographs to compare morphology and size differences. Finally, we made a pause while the coordinators dressed up as superheroes and prepared the classroom with balloons to celebrate the brain´s birthday party. Pre-k students ate delicious brain´s jelly while listening classical music performed by Dr. Ivan Lazcano. Coordinators: Ph. D. Edith Sánchez-Jaramillo Ph. D. Ivan Lazcano-Sánchez M. in Sc. Karla Yamili Vargas-Orihuela B. in Sci. Nashiely Yáñez-Recendis Ph. D. Yenny Adriana Gómez-Aguirre M. in Sc. Emanuel Cabañas García Departamento de Química

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

email and posters were useful to publicize our events


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

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

  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

College and postgraduate students were aware of opportunities in clinic and basic research offered by our Institution and also about research networking available for them either at our medical Institution or our guest Institutes from National University of Mexico. On the other hand local people as general public and professionals learn about mission and basic science research/outpatient services our Institution offers them.

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Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

As every year, I suggest we can upload either videos or pictures from our running events to the FB website

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