Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- Elementary school students (1-5)
- High school students (9-12)
- Middle school students (6-8)
- Patients & Caregivers
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The event started with a workshop on “How does the brain set and achieve goals?” During the workshop, students were able to learn which parts of the brain are involved in the process of setting and reaching the goal, as well as how important our beliefs are to us.
The second day of the Brain Week event was dedicated to workshops for children of different ages. The youngest participants from the kindergartens learned through the game what the brain is, what it is for, but also how our neurons in the brain transmit information and enable us to do everyday tasks. We were also visited by pupils from elementary school who learned about basic brain functions through interactive activities, made neurons themselves, and trained the brain through memory games. In the evening, we hung out with high school students and talked about the errors in thinking that our brains sometimes make, but also about ways to eliminate them.
On the third day of the event, a lecture was organized on the topic of “Sleep Disorders.” A professor from the Faculty of Medicine prof. dr Duško Račić presented information about processes that take place in the brain during sleep, what problems can occur and how they are treated.
The fourth day of Brain Week was dedicated to lectures by psychologist and psychotherapist Ankica Baković. Two lectures were held on the topics “Neurofeedback: the basis of therapy and client experiences” and “The effect of the screen on children’s brains.” During the lecture, we were able to learn something about the non-invasive procedure that monitors an individual’s brain waves and gets feedback on it, which allows the adoption of new patterns of brain work.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Puzzles: Grades 3-5
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Lesson Plans
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- Brain Awareness Week Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
The work of the Laboratory for Experimental Psychology was presented to this population (children and their parents, teachers,…)