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Scientific communication of the research activities of the Neurophysics Group (GNF) of the Department of Cosmic Rays and Chronology of the Physics Institute Gleb Wataghin of UNICAMP

Grant number: 12/16980-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Journalism
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2012
Effective date (End): September 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Principal Investigator:Vera Regina Toledo Camargo
Grantee:Ricardo Schinaider de Aguiar
Home Institution: Núcleo de Desenvolvimento da Criatividade (NUDECRI). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Coordenadoria de Centros e Núcleos Disciplinares (COCEN). Núcleo de Desenvolvimento da Criatividade (NUDECRI), Brazil  

Abstract

This project aims to report the research activities of the Neurophysics Group (GNF) of the Department of Cosmic Rays and Chronology of the Physics Institute Gleb Wataghin (IFGW) of Unicamp. The purpose of these researches is the study of the brain, both healthy and pathological, by using techniques such as magnetic resonance (RM), electroencephalography (EEG), near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and by the combination of these techniques. The impact of the researches of GNF, some of which are pioneer in Brazil, is of relevance to both academic and clinical studies. The improvement of the mentioned techniques and of the analysis of obtained results can lead not only to a better understanding of brain structures and functions but also in better diagnosis and attendance of patients with neurologic disorders. Therefore, the scientific communication of these researches can accelerate the process of diffusion of knowledge and its applications in a strategic and relevant area for health in the state of São Paulo and, consequently, in Brazil. Throughout the project, journalistic articles and other pieces of scientific communication will be made and published in the official websites of GNF and of IFGW, in neuroscience blogs and in the electronic magazine ComCiência, (http://www.comciencia.br/comciencia/), edited by the Laboratory of Advanced Studies in Journalism (Labjor) of Unicamp. (AU)