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Brain Awareness Week 2016: 14–20 March

09 Mar 2016 | By Inserm (Newsroom) | Event | International

The 17th edition of Brain Awareness Week will take place from 14 to 20 March 2016, in 62 countries as well as France. During this week, the general public is invited to come and meet researchers in order to better understand the workings of the brain and to find out about advances in research.

Researchers from large research bodies, including Inserm, neuroscience institutes and the hospital/university sector, will be offering 400 free events: bistrot sciences, exhibitions, films, scientific workshops and lectures, in over 30 towns and cities in France.

The inaugural lecture, “Les Multiples Facettes de la Dopamine: du Contrôle du Mouvement aux Addictions”, will be given by Jean-Antoine Girault, President of the French Neuroscience Society, on Monday 14 March, 6:30–8:30 pm, at the auditorium of the Brain and Spine Institute (ICM), Paris.

Registration required: gro.etutitsni-mci@uaevrecudeniames


Brain Awareness Week will be preceded by a conference, “Cerveau: du Soin à l’Homme Augmenté”, on Thursday 10 March, 7:00–8:30 pm, hosted simultaneously by Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie (Paris) and the Bibliothèque de la Part-Dieu (Lyon), as part of the “Santé en Questions” series organised by Inserm, Universcience and regional players involved in scientific culture.

It will also be attended by:

Hervé Chneiweiss, President of the Inserm Ethics Committee (Paris)

Pierre Cassous Noguès, philosopher and professor at Université Paris 8 (Paris)

François Berger, neuro-oncologist, Inserm team leader and Director of Clinatec (Lyon)

Jérémie Mattout, researcher on brain/machine interfaces at the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center (Lyon)

Follow the live tweet via #ConfSanT and ask your questions @InsermLive

The complete programme for Brain Awareness Week is at