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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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