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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.)

A brain soccer derby

An interesting way of thinking on brain functioning --and research in this area-- is to compare neurons to soccer fans in a stadium. Scientists would be observers "outside" the stadium, trying to make sense of what goes on "on the field." Antonio Galves, Mente e Cérebro, 01/2017. (In Portuguese.)

NeuroMat spreads the frontier of science through Wikipedia

In August, the User Group Wikimedia in Brazil and the Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics (RIDC NeuroMat), which brings together researchers in Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Neurobiology, Physics and Communications, organized a marathon on Wikipedia about neuroscience and mathematics, at the University of São Paulo. Ana Beatriz Rosa, Huffington Post Brasil, 10/21/2016. (In Portuguese.)

Amparo network to engage people with Parkinson

A research center at the University of São Paulo has launched a network to promote discussions and foster interdisciplinary treatment of Parkinson's Disease. Fernanda Giacomassi, Agência Universitária de Notícias, 9/28/2016. (In Portuguese.)

With assistance from NeuroMat the Museum of Veterinary Anatomy adheres to open scientific dissemination

The Museum of Veterinary Anatomy, at the University of São Paulo, is currently relicensing all images so they can be uploaded to the open educational repository Wikimedia Commons. These images have had in August several hundred thousands views. This initiative was organized and supported by the NeuroMat scientific dissemination team. Roberta Minhoto, CFMV Sala de Imprensa, 9/22/2016. (In Portuguese.)

GLAM initiative with the Museum of Veterinary Anatomy will load hundreds of valuable images

Members from the User Group Wikimedia in Brazil have established a partnership with the Museum of Veterinary Anatomy of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science (MAV-FMVZ) of the University of São Paulo in order to relicense high-quality images of objects from the museum collection and upload them to Wikimedia Commons. The goal is to upload from 300 to 400 pictures of mounted animals, macerated skeletons and anatomical models, with a great scientific, educational and artistic value, especially for projects like Wikipedia. This activity has had the support of the Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics (RIDC NeuroMat), from Brazil. As a pilot step, the UG BR has uploaded four images to the Commons. So far, three of these pictures were voluntarily improved by an experienced editor and have been nominated as either valued or featured image. Initial uploads are already featured on Wikipedia pages in Portuguese, English and French, eventually reaching tens of thousands of visitors a day.Text by Célio Costa Filho 08/2016. (In Portuguese.)

Body maps inside the brain

This month Claudia Vargas and Maria Luiza Rangel published the text titled "Os mapas do corpo no cérebro" (Body maps inside the brain) at the "Museu do Amanhã" official website. Vargas is the technical consultant of the museum's exhibition "Sport & Brain", which can be seen until October 2. Vargas is also a NeuroMat co-principal investigator, one of FAPESP's Research, Innovation and Dissemination centers, hosted by the University of São Paulo (USP). Text by Claudia Domingues Vargas & Maria Luiza Rangel, 08/2016. (In Portuguese.)

NeuroMat hosts first-ever Wikipedian-in-residence in Brazil

The Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics (RIDC NeuroMat) has hosted David Alves as their Wikipedian-in-residence since April. He has received a grant from the São Paulo Research Foundation to establish a practice of scientific dissemination through Wikipedia in NeuroMat, a top-tier research center at the University of São Paulo. Report by Ed Erhart, Wikimedia Blog, 7/15/2016.

What the frontier of science has to do with Wikipedia

Two months ago a task force with journalists and scientists officially began to improve the content of the mathematical theory of the brain in the Portuguese Wikipedia. This is an initiative of "wiki scientific dissemination", developed in NeuroMat, one of FAPESP's Research, Innovation and Dissemination centers, hosted by the University of São Paulo (USP). Report by Célio Costa Filho, ARede Educa, 6/13/2016. (In Portuguese.)

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