Neuroscience Ireland Members organised various events for Brain Awareness Week. A selection of these are shown here:
Wed 15th March @ 6 pm
Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience
Neuroscience Ireland invited all to a free public lecture series at Trinity College Dublin to mark Brain Awareness Week 2017.
Screening of Parkinson’s disease documentary “Feats of Modest Valour”
The Galway Neuroscience Centre, in association with NUI Galway’s NeuroSoc and FilmSoc, hosted a free public screening of the SFI-funded Parkinson’s documentary “Feats of Modest Valour” in NUI Galway to mark Brain Awareness Week 2017.
“My Amazing Brain” Exhibit
Tuesday 14th March @ from 9:30 am
Aula Maxima, NUI Galway
The Galway Neuroscience Centre held the “My Amazing Brain” in the Aula Maxima at NUI Galway to mark Brain Awareness Week 2017.
Members of the public and children from local schools will had the opportunity to visit the exhibit to learn more about how the brain and nervous system work. The exhibit consisted of interactive displays where visitors learned more about the nervous system in a hands-on way. For example, there were various puzzles and tests of hand-eye coordination, visual perception, left/right handedness, creativity and many others.
Approximately 180 million Europeans are thought to suffer from a brain disorder, at a total cost of almost €800 billion per annum and visitors had the chance to learn more about the brain and related disorders through a series of large information posters prepared by the staff and postgraduate students of NUI Galway Neuroscience Centre. The posters covered a variety of illnesses including: Epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, Pain, Anxiety, Depression, Schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Stroke, Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury.