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Semaine du cerveau (Brain awareness week) 10-16 march 2014

05 Mar 2014 | By Inserm (Newsroom) | Event | International

The 15th edition of Brain Awareness Week will take place in France and in 62 countries around the world from 10 to 16 March 2014. Throughout this week, the general public will be able to meet researchers from Inserm to gain better knowledge of the brain and become better informed about recent research in this area.

The inaugural conference, “Evolution de l’intelligence et taille du cerveau: quelle relation? (Evolution of intelligence and brain size: what is the relationship?),” will be held in Paris:
on 10 March 2014 at 6:30 pm in the auditorium of the Brain and Spinal Cord Institute (ICM), La Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital, 47 Bd de l’Hôpital, Paris 13th Arrondissement (registration recommended, gro.etutitsni-mci@uaevrecudeniames)
In the company of: Philippe Vernier, Director of the Alfred Fessard Institute of Neurobiology, CNRS, and former President of the French Neuroscience Society, Roland Salesse (Coordinator of Brain Awareness Week in France, INRA) and Alexis Brice (Director of ICM).

Inserm schedule of events by region:


See the complete programme on the French Neuroscience Society website

In over 30 cities and towns in France, researchers from major research organisations, neuroscience institutes, and university hospitals offer a varied and fun programme of exhibitions, films, public talks, shows, activities for children, gatherings in schools, and debates. Access to all events is free, and the programme is deliberately aimed at the general public.


This event is coordinated by the French Neuroscience Society in partnership with the French Federation for Brain Research (FRC), under the aegis of the Dana Alliance, Dana Foundation. The major research organisations Inserm, INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research) and CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) are partners in the event.

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