The research “The Museology as diffusion and popularization element of Science, Health and the Environment” integrated project “Activities in Health and Environment: an initiative for dissemination and popularization of science”, developed at Laboratory of Clinical Epidemiology of the Institute of Clinical Research Evandro Chagas/ICREC Oswaldo Cruz Foundation/Fiocruz is based on the conception that museums/science centers around the world have a big importance in the educational process. To celebrate the importance of the brain, in april/2013 institutions all around the world promoted activities about neuroscience and the Museum of Life/Fiocruz promoted the fourth edition of “Celebrating the Brain: So many Neuroemotions”. The objectives were provided the participants access to scientific knowledge about how the brain works as the organ responsible for what happens in the body and the human mind. Patients of ICREC, their friends/relatives and ICREC workers, who have participated in various activities to promote health, suggested a visit to the exhibition. They participated in some activities about the brain, via guided tour, the exhibition of the collection of cadaveric anatomical specimens from Museum of Pathology/Oswaldo Cruz Institute and in the “Perception Lab” they performed various experiments about physics. The visitors also observed different neurons under a microscope and pay a visit in Moorish Castle, in the exhibition “Past and Present - Science, Health and Public Life,” where they learned about the history of Fiocruz, important moments that marked the history of health in Brazil and some of the best known Brazilians scientists. They also observed the brains of various animals, comparing models of these organs in fish, birds, reptiles and mammals and tested the memory with images produced by a game. Participants felt that this visit was an important learning tool and these spaces contribute to the welfare and knowledge production. This initiative allowed the participants of ICREC access to a scientific and cultural knowledge, which should be extended to other clientele served by the Unified Health System, because we know that among the various understandings of health technologies the education and information stands out, intermediating attention and health care and contributing to the enhancement of motivation and self-esteem and social inclusion of those citizens and also stimulating the social relations that individual.

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Eloisa Leal da Hora   Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil

Dinair Leal da Hora   Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil

Michele Machado Meirelles de Barros   Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil

Maria de Lourdes Benamor Teixeira   Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil

Maria Isabel Fragoso da Silveira Gouvea   Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil

Odilio de Souza Lino РFunda̤̣o Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil

The research “The Museology as diffusion and popularization element of Science, Health and the Environment” integrated project “Activities in Health and Environment: an initiative for dissemination and popularization of science”, developed at Laboratory of Clinical Epidemiology of the Institute of Clinical Research Evandro Chagas/ICREC Oswaldo Cruz Foundation/Fiocruz is based on the conception that museums/science centers around the world have a big importance in the educational process. To celebrate the importance of the brain, in april/2013 institutions all around the world promoted activities about neuroscience and the Museum of Life/Fiocruz promoted the fourth edition of “Celebrating the Brain: So many Neuroemotions”. The objectives were provided the participants access to scientific knowledge about how the brain works as the organ responsible for what happens in the body and the human mind. Patients of ICREC, their friends/relatives and ICREC workers, who have participated in various activities to promote health, suggested a visit to the exhibition. They participated in some activities about the brain, via guided tour, the exhibition of the collection of cadaveric anatomical specimens from Museum of Pathology/Oswaldo Cruz Institute and in the “Perception Lab” they performed various experiments about physics. The visitors also observed different neurons under a microscope and pay a visit in Moorish Castle, in the exhibition “Past and Present - Science, Health and Public Life,” where they learned about the history of Fiocruz, important moments that marked the history of health in Brazil and some of the best known Brazilians scientists. They also observed the brains of various animals, comparing models of these organs in fish, birds, reptiles and mammals and tested the memory with images produced by a game. Participants felt that this visit was an important learning tool and these spaces contribute to the welfare and knowledge production. This initiative allowed the participants of ICREC access to a scientific and cultural knowledge, which should be extended to other clientele served by the Unified Health System, because we know that among the various understandings of health technologies the education and information stands out, intermediating attention and health care and contributing to the enhancement of motivation and self-esteem and social inclusion of those citizens and also stimulating the social relations that individual.

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