Nota de repúdio à campanha difamatória da organização Wiki Educação Brasil

Em 6 de novembro, o Centro de Pesquisa, Inovação e Difusão em Neuromatemática (CEPID NeuroMat) foi surpreendido por uma campanha difamatória e um abaixo-assinado promovidos pela organização Wiki Educação Brasil contra a Universidade de São Paulo (USP) e o CEPID NeuroMat. O título do abaixo-assinado é: “USP, pare imediatamente de usar a justiça americana para tirar Wiki Brasil do ar!”; o documento está endereçado ao reitor da USP, a sua chefia de gabinete da USP, ao setor de Relações Internacionais da USP e a mim mesmo, enquanto coordenador do CEPID NeuroMat. A campanha e o abaixo-assinado foram difundidos globalmente em redes sociais, em fóruns de discussão, nos projetos Wikimedia e em cartas endereçadas a pesquisadores e militantes pela ciência aberta.

O CEPID NeuroMat repudia veementemente essa campanha e convoca a comunidade acadêmica a divulgar essa nota de repúdio.

1st AMPARO Workshop: First year of activities of the NeuroMat network to educate people with Parkinson's disease

Last October the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society published a text about the upcoming event of the NeuroMat initiative called "Rede Amparo". NeuroMat has a network to promote the collaboration of people living with Parkinson's disease, families and health professionals to face clinical and research challenges associated with Parkinson’s disease. This initiative, called AMPARO in Portuguese, is coordinated by the NeuroMat investigator Maria Elisa Pimentel Piemonte, a physical therapist and professor at the University of São Paulo in Brazil.

In its first year of activities AMPARO offered twelve lectures for people with Parkinson, their care partner and family about important issues an improve the quality of life. In parallel, AMPARO offered 12 lectures for health professionals about the interprofessional care in PD. All lectures are available in the AMPARO website and their key points are being published in the AMPARO Book 2017. International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) website, 23/10/2017. (In English)

An almost virtual museum

The NeuroMat dissemination team has led the release of images from museums at the University of São Paulo to an open media repository, and this initiative has now been started with the Paulista Museum. Eduardo Nunomura, Carta Capital, 9/13/2017.

Mathematics in brain study, "USP Analisa"

Mathematics does not always come down to calculations. It can help to understand even the functioning of the human brain. To explain how this is done and the challenges of Neuromathematics, the "USP Analisa" this week interviews the coordinator of RIDC NeuroMat and professor of the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME) of USP, Antonio Galves, and also the professor of the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Sciences of Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP) of USP, the NeuroMat PI Antonio Carlos Roque da Silva Filho. Rose Talamone, Jornal da USP, 07/12/2017. (In Portuguese)

Event addresses the mathematical culture, diagnostics and perspectives

On May 16, the meeting "Numeracy in Brazil: diagnoses and perspectives", promoted by the Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics (RIDC NeuroMat) took place at University of São Paulo (USP). This event was part of the Brazilian Mathematics Biennium and had the support of the São Paulo Research Foundation and the University of São Paulo School of Education.

According to the professor Dr. Fernando Paixão, NeuroMat's coordinator of scientific diffusion and one of the event's organizer, the objective was to discuss about the mathematical culture, especially in Basic Education. Carol Gama, Oxigênio, 06/13/2017. (In Portuguese)

Encouraging education work in Brazil

A group of Wikimedians based at USP’s Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics (RIDC NeuroMat) has dramatically improved information available on the Portuguese Wikipedia on topics in neuroscience and mathematics. With a grant funded by São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), they’re working hard to bring more science information to the Portuguese Wikipedia. LiAnna Davis, Wiki Edu Blog, 03/20/2017.

Project strives for improving the quality of life of people with Parkinson's Disease

On April 11, the World Parkinson's Disease Day is celebrated; and this year the celebration is more special, since it has been 200 years since the first description of the disease, by James Parkinson. "We have progressed in the treatment of the disease, since then and especially in the last ten years, but we are still far away from finding a cure," says Maria Elisa Pimentel Piemonte, from USP and NeuroMat. Carolina Marins Santos, Jornal da USP, 4/12/2017. (In Portuguese)

Wikipedia is an effective tool for education

During her visit at NeuroMat, LiAnna Davis, director of the Wiki Edu Foundation, talked on how Wikimedia projects may have an impact in fostering scientific dissemination. Thais Paiva, Carta Capital (Carta Educação), 3/15/2017. (In Portuguese)

Statistics applied to neuroscience

Neurology is often considered the most difficult area in medicine. The brain is by far the most complex organ of the human body, and many scientific fields investigate it. One of these fields is statistics. Eunylson Lopes, United Statisticians, 6/1/2017. (In Portuguese)

Free Knowledge

Wikipedia has become a key educational resource, and NeuroMat is a leading institution in Brazil in disseminating science through this electronic encyclopedia. Giulia Gamba, Revista Cásper, 01/2017. (In Portuguese.)




The Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics is hosted by the University of São Paulo and funded by FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation).


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