University of Trieste

Organized by:
University of Trieste

Participating Organizations:

Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Natural and Humanistic Sciences, SISSA/ISAS (International School for Advanced Studies), Immaginario Scientifico Science Centre Rotary club Trieste. Federation of European Neuroscience Society Major of Trieste

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Lab Tour
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Open House
  • Other
  • Radio Show
  • School Program
  • Other: Round table
  • Other: science cafè
  • Other: competition
  • Other: concert

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Monday 14 afternoon: “Fantaneuro”; neuroscience in science fiction. Round table with readings and film screenings. General public. Content: The paths through which literature and film have told the brain, neuroscience and artificial intelligence were reconstructed by means of pieces of movies explained by a neuroscientist. Tuesday 15 morning: Radio program; two hours with the leading organizers and presentation of the entire week. General public. Wednesday 16 afternoon: Why do we sleep: sleep effects on mind and body. Two sessions were organized: one in a high school and a roundtable in a library. General public and high school students. Thursday 17 afternoon: Science café. General public. Content: Two topics were approached by related specialists: depression and ADHD syndrome. Friday 18 morning: Olympic games of Neuroscience; regional stage of the International Brain Bee. High school students. Content: The 5 best students attended the competition from 17 schools of Friuli Venezia Giulia. During the race three students were selected who entered the national competition to be held in late April in Brescia.. Friday 18 afternoon: Roundtable; Brains + brains -: we and the animals. General public. Content: Several questions were addressed by a neurophysiologist, a neurologist and a behavioural veterinary. Saturday 19 morning: Visit to the laboratories of SISSA; seminars and interactive experiences on Neuroscience and social behaviour. General public and school students. Saturday 19 afternoon: Roundtable: The internet of things; how objects will dialogue thanks to Internet. General public. Sunday 20 evening: Music and the Brain; concert with scientific interludes. General public.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Press Release and Media Advisory


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:

  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • More Mindbogglers!
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers

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

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets

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

  • Fact Sheets

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

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Web site banner

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

BAW partecipation is always welcome by many students, since they love to be involved in scientific communication and dissemination of science. They are also greatly and directly involved in the regional phase of International Brain Bee. The local community enjoied the many opportunity to meet scientists and the possibility to be informed about advances in neuroscience. Besides this, there have not been immediate outcomes, but BAW is now a tradition in Trieste, and people always await for it.

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

Contact Name:

Piero Paolo Battaglini

Contact Phone:

39 040 558 8601

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