BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK and New Resource Page

It’s Brain Awareness week! Use this calendar to locate an event near you and learn more about the brain. If you live in Atlanta, New York, LA, San Diego, or Strasbourg, you will find a list of events in your area, at the end of this post.

Just in time for brain awareness week, I want to introduce my new resource page and highlight relevant resources. In addition to layman’s brain information, it includes stuff I wish I had found, before coming to Europe, career links I have found helpful/ reassuring and travel sites I have found helpful. Feel free to offer additional suggestions, in the comments, but I’ve tried to focus on things that I have actually used or have some other personal experience with. It is still under construction, but the section on brain resources is complete and I have also added these links below.

Recommended Brain Websites:

Society for Neuroscience (SFN, world’s largest neuroscience organization)

BrainFacts.org (SFN) (Really good resource for non-scientists from top experts in the field.)

Brain Awareness Week (Their resources are mostly for children and science teachers, but during the month of March they offer an international calendar of events).

Cognitive Neuroscience Society (Focuses on mind and brain research)

TED Talk: Beware Neuro Bunk (Highy Recomended)

Neuro News:

fMRI:

List of Brain Awareness Week Events

(For people who follow this blog and who I know personally -if I don’t know you, I don’t know where you live, which I think you should find reassuring).

Since most of you are not children, school programs have been omitted from this list or things that involve “bulletin board” type exhibits, etc. Check out the brain awareness week website for full listing. Cities are listed in alphabetical order, irrespective of state or country.

Atlanta:

BrainMasters and Your Brain(8)

Organizer: BrainMasters

Event Date(s): March 10, 2014 to March 10, 2014

Location: Atlanta , GA, United States

Type of BAW events held: Exhibit, Lecture/Briefing, Open House, Workshop

Brain Awareness Week(103)

Organizer: Harriett G.Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility

Event Date(s): March 11, 2014 to March 11, 2014

Location: Atlanta , GA, United States

Type of BAW events held: Workshop


New York:

NYU Community Brain Fair(1)

Organizer: NYU School of Medicine

Event Date(s): March 12, 2014 to March 12, 2014

Location: New York , NY, United States

Type of BAW events held: Other: Brain Fair

(NYU Lectures/ Exhibits: Staying Sharp(7)Enhancing Memory: fact or fiction?Biobus,  Neuroyoga,  Jumpstart Your Brain with ExerciseADHD and ChildrenThe Living Museum)

Mind Reading(1)

Organizer: Neuwrite

Event Date(s): March 12, 2014 to March 12, 2014

Location: New York , NY, United States

Type of BAW events held: Other: reading

Brain-Gazing: A visual journey from the cosmos to the self

Organizer: Zuckerman Institute, Columbia University

Event Date(s): March 7, 2014 to March 7, 2014

Location: New York , NY, United States

Type of BAW events held: Exhibit, Lecture/Briefing

The Brain in Art and Science

Organizer: Columbia University

Event Date(s): March 13, 2014 to March 13, 2014

Location: New York , NY, United States

Type of BAW events held: Lecture/Briefing

Autism: Human Social Behavior and Communication

Organizer: Zuckerman Institute, Columbia University

Event Date(s): March 19, 2014 to March 19, 2014

Location: New York , NY, United States

Type of BAW events held: Lecture/Briefing

..Many Other events…

Los Angeles Area:

Azusa Pacific University BAW 2014

Organizer: Azusa Pacific University

Event Date(s): April 8, 2014 to April 10, 2014

Location: Azusa , CA, United States

Type of BAW events held: Conference/Forum, Lecture/Briefing

The Scienced of Reading

Organizer: Southern Calfornia Tri-Counties Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

Event Date(s): February 28, 2014 to March 1, 2014

Location: Riverside , CA, United States

Type of BAW events held: Conference/Forum

Santa Barbara: No official events, but check next year. SBCC had an event last year.

San Deago:

Making your Brain Mind: An Owner’s Manual

Organizer: University of California San Diego

Event Date(s): March 13, 2014 to March 13, 2014

Location: La Jolla , CA, United States

Type of BAW events held: Lecture/Briefing, School Program

Palo Verde College Celebrates Brain Awareness Week 2014!

Organizer: Palo Verde College

Event Date(s): March 10, 2014 to March 14, 2014

Location: Blythe , CA, United States

Type of BAW events held: Exhibit, Lecture/Briefing

Strasbourg:

Many events listed here (in French). My favorite:

Friday, March 14, 20 am to 22 pm

Théâtre d’improvisation
Munsterhof, Salle Amadeus, 9 rue des juifs, Strasbourg
Entrée : Entrée libre
Public : Tout public

Brain interactions
The Strasbourg improvisation theater troupe Onion joins a group of neuroscientists will offer a unique spectacle “brain interactions”, which combines Théâtro-musical improvisation and extension of brain science.
From suggestions launched by the public, improvisers create situations and funny characters and improbable. These sketches provide a basis for researchers to engage the public and provide a scientific perspective on issues related to the brain and its functioning.
A light and comical dynamic show, and scientific guaranteed

 

 

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