Brain Awareness Week
Brain Awareness Week is an event which is annually commemorated upon an initiative of the Society for Neuroscience. The purpose of this event is popularization of achievements of neurosciences. First Brain Awareness week took place in 1996. To date more than 400 organizations from 58 countries take part in events dedicated to brain research. In 2016 HSE-Perm also joined this movement.
In the course of the Brain Awareness Week, Sofya Kulikova, Senior Research Fellow of HSE-Perm’s Laboratory of Interdisciplinary Empirical Studies, gave 4 lectures on neuroeconomics at HSE-Perm. At the first lecture Sofya told about neuroeconomics and the main prerequisites of its emerging. The second and the third lectures were dedicated to basic models of decision making. The final lecture was focused on mechanisms of social interaction at decision making. Also, during the Brain Awareness Week, Sofya held several meetings with school students and an open lecture at “Big Bang eyewitnesses’ club” in Perm. Here you can read how the Brain Awareness Week was hold in Perm. Here is an interview with Sofya Kulikova about the principles of human brain work.
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