From March 16-22, our brains will be celebrated during the Brain Awareness Week (BAW): a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. The BAW is an initiative from the Dana Foundation, a private philanthropic organization that supports brain research through grants, publications, and educational programs. Activities during the BAW include, among others, open days at neuroscience labs, exhibitions about the brain and lectures on brain-related topics.
It doesn't take a brainiac
to realise that the brain is currently a hot topic. Worldwide there
is a growing interest in the workings of the brain, as shown by the
international succes of Dick Swaab's bestseller “We are our brains”.
The BAW seems an initiative that could rely on a vivid interest from
both the public and professionals. For members of the public and the
media, the BAW has set up a Calendar of Events which can be used to to find events in their area.
For (international) partners that are interested in getting involved
in BAW, there is a Tips & Resources section on the website for
event ideas, planning advice and outreach tools.
Source: Dana Foundation