Brain Awareness Week 2011

Інститут фізіології ім. О. О. Богомольця
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Round table

On March 15 during the World Brain Week, Kiev House of Scientists will host a roundtable on "Life and mind: the standpoint of contemporary science", organized by Ukrainian Society for Neuroscience, Kyiv branch of Ukrainian Biophysical Society and the Kyiv branch of the American Society for Neuroscience. This event will be open for public and invited leading scientists of the Institute of Physiology, Institute of Theoretical Physics and the Institute of Philosophy, will deliver six lectures to a wide range of listeners, including politicians, journalists and prominent cultural figures.



15:00 – 15:30 – Sergey Volkov: "Life by E. Schrödinger and Physics of DNA";
15:30 – 16:00 – Vitali Kordyum: "What is life";
16:00 – 16:30 – Dmitry Grodzinsky: "Reduсtionism and Holism in Biophysics;
16:30 – 17:00 – Oleg Krishtal: "The brain and consciousness."

Brief presentations:

17:00 – 17:15 – Pavel Belan: "Modern methods of brain research";
17:15 – 17:30 – Nana Voitenko: "World Brain Awareness Week";
17:30 – 18:00 – Discussion, closing round table.

Neuroscience for schoolchildren

Today event was devoted to introduce schoolchildren to Neuroscience. The children of age 10-11 had an opportunity to listen the lecture and to take part in practical seminar organized by a staff of Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology. They learned about the development of brain in evolution from invertebrates to human, about the structure of neuronal cell, the main principles of organization and functioning of neuronal networks as well as how the sense of touch, hearing, eyesight and taste occur. Important information about human habits, noxious and harmful to health, was given.

During the practical seminars schoolchildren painted neurons over the boards and walls displaying the neuron structure. They sow lab animals and took part in the experiment of measuring of animal thermal sensitivity under supervision of postgraduate students.

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