The brain is one of the most important organs in the human body. It’s good to salute it every now and then. Every year, universities, hospitals, schools, government agencies, and an array of other organizations around the globe embark on a campaign to increase awareness about brain research. Established by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and the European Dana Alliance for the Brain, Brain Awareness Week 2010 begins today, and continues through Sunday, March 21. This year marks the event’s 15th anniversary.
From a lecture on “Raising Awareness of Autism” in Boston, to an exhibit at a book fair in Tucson, Arizona, the Dana Foundation’s International Calendar of Events contains a comprehensive list of lectures, exhibits, and workshops going on this week in conjunction with the event. Find one in your area, and get excited about brain research!