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BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK - Changes Annually

Brain Awareness Week - Changes Annually

BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK

Brain Awareness Week is a worldwide celebration of the brain. The observance also promotes greater support for brain science.

The brain is an amazing organ that controls the functions of the human body. Not only do we use it to think, create, communicate and be aware of our surroundings, but the brain also sends signals throughout our bodies that tell other organs to do their jobs. Our brain controls breathing, hunger, digestion, emotions, and so much more! Without the brain, nothing works in the body.

Every March, BAW unites the efforts of organizations worldwide in a celebration of the brain. Activities are limited only by the organizers’ imaginations and include open days at neuroscience labs; exhibitions about the brain; lectures on brain-related topics; social media campaigns; displays at libraries and community centers; classroom workshops; and more.

HOW TO OBSERVE #BrainAwarenessWeek

  • Read articles and books about the brain.
  • Watch science programs that discuss new advances in brain research.
  • Attend a lecture about the brain.
  • Conduct an experiment about the five senses.
  • Follow on social media with the #BrainAwarenessWeek and #BrainWeek.

BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK HISTORY

The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives founded Brain Awareness Week in 1996. During BAW, partners have organized creative and innovative activities in their communities to educate and excite people of all ages about the brain and the promise of brain research.