The DCD13 conference offers participants study visits to two interesting and unique institutions located in Jyväskylä: the Valteri School Onerva and the Jyväskylä Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Research. The visits will take place on Wednesday afternoon, to Valteri and CIBR, and on Friday morning, to CIBR (see Programme). Please registrate to the visits beforehand when registrating to the conference.

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Valteri is a national Centre for Learning and Consulting that operates under the Finnish National Agency for Education. Valteri supports the implementation of the neighbourhood school principle.

Valteri has six units – the unit in Jyväskylä is called Onerva. Valteri School operates in connection with each unit. Our school provides student places for children and young people in need of special support as well as a possibility to receive rehabilitation to support learning during the school day.

The visit to Onerva consists of introducing Valteri services and a tour in the new Onerva facilities with accessible, opening learning and working environment.

The tour will introduce especially play and sports facilities and the idea of how to use also other spaces for physical activities as a part of learning and rehabilitation. Welcome!

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The Jyväskylä Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Research (CIBR) is an international center of expertise in connection with the Department of Psychology at University of Jyväskylä.

CIBR provides research facilities and support for neuroscientific research across disciplines. It has access to state-of-the-art techniques for measuring and stimulating brain, ranging from single neuron level to the brain and body functions.

Research activities focus especially on brain changes throughout the lifespan in the context of learning and development, interventions, wellbeing and physical exercise. The most important purchase of the CIBR has been Finland’s third magnetoencephalography scanner (MEG).

Magnetoencephlography can be use to obtain information of brain activity with high temporal precision. During the visit to the MEG laboratory we will demonstrate how magnetoencephalography works. We will also show you some examples, on how researchers from various fields can utilize MEG in their work.