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Semana del Cerebro - Burmuinaren Astea 2018 12th Mar. - 16th Mar.

Semana del Cerebro - Burmuinaren Astea 2018


We are proud to announce the fourth year of Brain Awareness Week organized jointly by BCBL and Eureka! Zientzia Museoa, to be held in San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa) from March 12 to 16, 2018.

Brain Awareness Week is global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research, coordinated by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and the European Dana Alliance for the Brain.

Every year, schools, universities, hospitals, research centers and other organizations around the world come together to spread knowledge about the brain, neuroscience and other related fields.Children and adults of any age are invited to participate in this celebration of the brain!
The activities of the Brain Awareness Week are free of charge and open to the public.

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS (13, 14 & 15, March, 2018, 18:00-20:15)

Talk series
To make something as incredibly complex as the human brain accessible to the general public, we have prepared a series of talks to be given by experts in different disciplines related to the brain such as neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and linguistics. The talks cover a wide range of topics from perception, memory, brain impairments, bilingualism and others.
Each day there will be five 15-minute talks with additional time for questions. The talks will be given in Spanish, Basque or English (see program for details). All the talks on the March 15th include interpretation into LSE (Spanish Sign Language).

Informative panel session
This year we have also prepared informative panels about bilingualism. This session consists of several explanatory panels (in Spanish and Basque) aimed at answering the following questions: What is normal language development? How do we process information in the foreign language? Are all the bilinguals the same? What is special about being bilingual? Is it really bad to teach children multiple languages from very young age?

ACTIVITIES FOR SCHOOLS (12-16, March, 2018, 09:50-13:00)

Workshops for our future scientists will be held every morning from the 12th to the 16th of March. The goal is to teach children about the functions and the structure of the brain through fun and hands-on educational activities. How do neurons work? How do the brains of different animals differ? How do optical illusions work? These are just some of the questions that will be addressed. Children will be also able to test their current knowledge of the brain.
Place: Eureka! Zientzia Museoa, Donostia
Dates: 12-16, March, 2018
Times: 09:50-13:00
Duration: 50 minutes per group (groups of 20 to 30 children).
Age groups: 6-8, 8-10, 10-12
Languages: Basque, Spanish, English

For reservation, please, contact the Eureka! Science Museum.
The workshops are free of charge.
Tel: 943 012 478 e-mail:

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