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Brain Awareness Campaign

A student at a Brain Awareness event shows off his neuron model.
A student at a Brain Awareness event shows off his neuron model.
A boy participates in a demonstration about phantom limbs at a 2011 National Museum of Health and Medicine Brain Awareness event in Washington, DC.
A boy participates in a demonstration about phantom limbs at a 2011 National Museum of Health and Medicine Brain Awareness event in Washington, DC.
Students learn about the nervous system with a model of the brain and spinal cord at a Brain Awareness event.
Students learn about the nervous system with a model of the brain and spinal cord at a Brain Awareness event.
Students examines a human brain at a Brain Awareness event at the National Museum of Health and Medicine.
Students examines a human brain at a Brain Awareness event at the National Museum of Health and Medicine.
Students interact with a service dog at a 2014 Brain Awareness Event.
Students interact with a service dog at a 2014 Brain Awareness Event.
The Brain Awareness Campaign is a worldwide celebration of the brain that brings together scientists, families, schools, and communities. Although Brain Awareness Week is officially March 10-16, 2014, there are many ways to get involved throughout the year.

The global celebration, launched by The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, presents an opportunity to bring attention to brain science advances and advocate for science funding. Brain Awareness Week serves as a launching point for year-round Brain Awareness activities.

Brain Awareness events are limited only by your imagination. Consider open houses at neuroscience labs, exhibitions about the brain, lectures on brain-related topics, displays at libraries and community centers, classroom workshops, and more. How will you educate the public and promote brain science?

Additional Resources from The Dana Foundation:

Brain Awareness Week News

Increase Brain Awareness Today: 2014 Brain Awareness Video Contest

Apr 15, 2014

Expand your outreach and help increase brain awareness. Collaborate with someone in your community and submit a video today!

Brain Awareness Week 2014 Roundup

Apr 01, 2014

Read about BAW events around the globe and share your experience with SfN.

2014 U.S. Brain Bee Winner Announced

Mar 20, 2014

Adam Elliott from Piscataway, New Jersey won the competition for secondary students and will compete in the International Brain Bee this August in Washington, DC.

Participate in the 2014 Brain Awareness Video Contest

Mar 07, 2014

Communicate your science to the public in a creative and engaging way by submitting a short, educational video about the brain.

SfN at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival

Apr 14, 2014

The Society for Neuroscience is proud to be an official partner of the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival, to be held April 24-27 in Washington, DC.

Brain Awareness Week Webinar Recording Now Available

Jan 31, 2014

The ABCs of BAW webinar provides ideas for new activities and best practices for planning and running successful Brain Awareness Week events.

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