BAW Across the Continents 2015: South America

You’ve read highlights from Brain Awareness Week in Africa, Asia and Australia, let’s talk about all the great work our BAW Partners in South America did in 2015. An impressive nine countries–including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela–participated in Brain Awareness Week this year.

Classroom visit from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil during last year's BAW events.

Classroom visit from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil during last year’s BAW events.

With 60 events posted to Dana’s international calendar, Brazil continues to be one of the biggest centers from Brain Awareness Week in the world. In one particularly cutting edge BAW event in Sao Paulo, high school and post graduate students from the neuroscience department at Ribeirao Preto School of Medicine at the University of Sao Paulo worked together to create robots that demonstrate sensorimotor integration.

Lab tours hosted by the Argentine Society for Neuroscience, Argentina, BAW 2014

Lab tours hosted by the Argentine Society for Neuroscience, Argentina, BAW 2014

Brazil might be a BAW all-star but other nations in South America hosted fantastic events this year as well. For instance, in Argentina, the Argentine Society for Neuroscience constructed a giant structure representing the brain in the center of Cordoba City. Inside the brain structure there were a number of different activities such as drawing pictures of the brain, short public lectures, and a brain-themed music and dance show called “Brain Fest.”

Remember, there is plenty more where that came from on the international calendar. Check back soon for event highlights from North America.

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-Simon Fischweicher

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