Brain Awareness Week

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Reykjavik University

Organized by:
Reykjavik University

Participating Organizations:

Icelandic Brain Injury Association

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

6

Year:

2016

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Open House
  • Other
  • School Program
  • Other: 1) Two short articles in a newspaper 2) Screening of the Crash Reel for students at Reykjavik University

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

350 + those reading the newspaper articles

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

March 7 – Primary school lecture about the brain (4th grade, one class of 20 children). The children then made several posters that were exhibited at Reykjavik University on March 17. March 14 – Open lecture: Is Brain Health in our Hands? Can we Prevent Dementia? Speakers: A.F. Sigurdsson Cardiologist and M.K. Jonsdottir, Neuropsychologist March 15 – Screening of the Crash Reel for students at Reykjavik University March 16 – Open lecture organized by Hugarfar (The Icelandic TBI organization) March 17 – Exhibit at Reykjavik University. Students (mostly undergraduate students in psychology) had prepared educational posters about the brain and demonstrated neuroscience-related activities (e.g. rubber-hand, mirror-drawing, visual illusions). The highlight of the day was a surprise visit by the snowboarder Kevin Pearce who was giving a lecture in Reykjavik.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Social Media

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:

  • Staying Sharp Bookmark

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

  • Puzzles: Grades 3-5
  • Puzzles: Mindboggling Series

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Maria K Jonsdottir

Contact Phone:

354 861 7894

Contact Email:

mariakj@ru.is

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