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Celebration of the brain during Brain Awareness Week

Celebration of the brain during Brain Awareness Week

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

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