Brain Awareness Week
During Brain Awareness Week (BAW), a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research, several events are yearly organized by CNC with the sponsorship of the Portuguese Society for Neuroscience (SPN), the Ciência Viva Agency, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), and The Dana Foundation.

Every March, several actions take place for school-age children and the general public. During the action “Neuroscientists go to Schools” neuroscientists visit schools from the region and give lectures on brain related subjects to high school students; elementary and middle school students perform hands-on activities also on brain-related subjects. During the action “Open Laboratories” students visit CNC’s laboratories and take part in talks about neuroscience research. Numerous exhibitions (scientific photography, students artwork,..), concerts, conferences and debates are also organized during BAW events, for which we have the close collaboration of the Science Museum, Science Center and local City Council.
Semana Internacional do Cérebro 2017
Mais uma vez o CNC e o IBILI juntam-se à Sociedade Portuguesa de Neurociências, à Ciência Viva, à Federação Europeia das Sociedades de Neurociências (FENS) e à DANA Foundation na dinamização a Semana Internacional do Cérebro. Durante um mês promovemos um programa recheado de atividades para diferentes públicos e em diferentes locais.
Participem, divulguem, envolvam-se!

Check our programme for 2017:
Brain Myths, Facts and Research
In order to create meeting places between science and society, we developed audio-visual contents about neuroscience research and brain facts. In a partnership with Radio station RUC, we produced radio contents to explain or demystify myths about the brain and communicate scientific messages.


During BAW, RUC produced and transmitted a program about neuroscience with participation of neuroscientists. The podcast of the program is availabre here.

Small videos, that we call “selfie papers”, were developed where the scientist explains in an informal way his/her last published paper.

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