Halifax Brain Awareness Week

Sponsored by the Brain Repair Centre

March 12th - 16th, 2018

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY (9th/10th/11th)

BrainHack Neuroscience Hack-a-thon

  • Location: 1355 Oxford Street, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, Dalhousie Life Sciences Centre
  • As part of international Brain Awareness Week, the goal of this hackathon is to bring together students in computer science, neuroscience, psychology, and related fields to develop creative applications of neuroimaging data. Teams of students will work over the weekend to develop a novel brain-computer interface (BCI). BCIs are ways of controlling software and hardware using measures brain activity. In this hack-a-thon, teams will have access to EEG (brainwave) data sets and will use the OpenViBE BCI software package to harness critical features within the data to control an application such as a video game.
  • For event schedule and more info  http://ncil.science/brainhack

Monday (12th)

 Hands-on Brains at the Discovery Centre

  • 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Location: Discovery Centre, 1215 Lower Water Street
  • Description: Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is an international event aimed at increasing public understanding of one of our most important organs - the brain! We’ll have hands-on activities for all ages to learn about the brain and how it works, including crafts, demonstrations, and even a chance to explore the exciting world of ‘neuroprosthetics’ (brain-machine interactions). Regular admission fees apply.
  • http://thediscoverycentre.ca/

NTE Public Film Screening


Tuesday (13th)

Breakfast on the Brain





Breakfast on the Brain





Brain Fair

  • 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Location: Atrium, Life Sciences Research Institute (LSRI), 1344 Summer Street
  • Have you ever wondered what the inside of an eyeball looks like? How we taste foods? What brain waves look like? Or what it might be like to take control of someone else’s mind?! This FREE kid- and family-friendly March Break event will provide hands-on, neuroscience-based activities for all ages! We’ll have a number of stations set up, each with a hands-on activity designed to teach visitors all about the brain, neuroscience, and some exciting current research happening right here in Halifax! This is a drop-in event, no registration necessary.
 Sponsored by the Brain Repair Centre.

Sponsored by the Brain Repair Centre.