This informative scientific television series was designed by the Interdisciplinary Center of Neuroscience in Valparaíso (CINV) and Novasur, the educational channel of the Consejo Nacional de Televisión. The program explores themes of universal interest such as, beauty, illusions, or emotions through the viewpoints of neuroscientists and the presentation of cutting edge innovations. Similar interest groups, such as culture and arts, from the Valparaíso region, further discuss the themes from the series. All of these fields are synthesized to contribute to answering the basic question of who are we as human beings.
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Ciencia al Tiro
Ciencia al Tiro (CAT) is an outreach program dedicated to diffusing science education in the municipal public schools of Valparaíso. Kathleen Whitlock, professor and researcher for the Interdisciplinary Center of Neuroscience in Valparaíso (CINV) at the Universidad de Valparaíso, founded and directs the program. The mission of CAT is to strengthen communities by creating an atmosphere of scientific curiosity, through a variety of hand-on workshops and fun fieldtrips, among the boys and girls of the region.
The Tertulias seek to integrate neuroscience and society through organizing meetings between scientists, artists, and intellectuals. Members discuss topics of common interest, which generates space for discussion and promotes interdisciplinary knowledge. The meetings are moderated by writer and broadcaster, Cristian Warnken, and transmitted via streaming. The broadcast are directed at universities, professionals, social and community groups, and the general population of Valparaíso. Access to the meetings is completely free.
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What´s on your mind?
Researchers of the CINV are bringing science closer to students of the Valparaiso region through a series of lectures.
In these talks, professors from the CINV use a simple language and didactic examples to explain the different areas of neuroscience, their research, and the importance of science in our daily lives. These talks are aimed mainly at secondary students between 15 to 17 years old.
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Book “A haven for scientists”
This book tells the history of the Severin building, taking us from its religious beginnings through its curious and fervent past and its frequent fires and earthquakes. This journey proves that we can live by our dreams and it is only by dreaming that we can rescue the most valuable parts of our heritage and our beloved port city, for the benefit of science, the humanities and the arts.
The chapel of Our Lady of Mercy was the first to arrive in Valparaíso in 1548 when the port city was just a small fishing harbor by the name of Quintil. The allure of Our Lady was such that the greatest corsair of all time, Sir Francis Drake, felt compelled to steal the two communion cruets and a silver chalice from the chapel. Then came the Augustinians, the Franciscans, the Mercedarians and the Jesuits, who built their respective residences to the rear of the chapel, which by the year 1822 was already known as the La Matriz Church. The Jesuits came to Valparaíso in around 1659 and several years later built their home at the Severin Street site, but it was destroyed by one of the many earthquakes that nature, in its capriciousness, routinely inflicts on this long and narrow land.
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