Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- Open House
- School Program
- Other: 1) Two short articles in a newspaper 2) Screening of the Crash Reel for students at Reykjavik University
- 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
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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