Alda Crushes It

As editor of Cerebrum, the online neuroscience journal for The Dana Foundation, a primary function of my role is to invite some of the world’s top neuroscientists to write articles (with citations) to explain the latest developments in their specialty areas to lay readers. If they agree to the assignment, I encourage them to use conversational language, anecdotes, storytelling, and their own voice in communicating what are often complex and hard-to-explain topics: tau protein, grid cells, circadian rhythm, and stem cells—to name just a few. Sometimes they get it; more often they do not. Continue reading

Report on Progress: What Were You Thinking?!

“What Were You Thinking?!” is the title of the latest Report on Progress, where Marisa Silveri, Ph.D., gives insight into the teenage brain.

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BAW Across the Continents 2015: Europe

If you’ve been following this blog series, you’ve already read about 2015 Brain Awareness Week campaigns in Africa, Asia, Australia, South America, and North America. Today we complete the series with the difficult task of picking just a few highlights from the hundreds of events that took place across Europe. The 23 participating countries were: Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. There were tons of great Brain Awareness Week events this year. Here are a few highlights:

Brain Awareness Week event at the University of Helsinki, Finland, BAW 2014

Brain Awareness Week event at the University of Helsinki, Finland, BAW 2014

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BAW Across the Continents 2015: North America

Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign, but groups in North America and the United States in particular are some of its most active participants. However, the United States is not alone; the Bahamas, Canada, and Mexico also hosted Brain Awareness Week events.

Edinboro University’s Brain Awareness Week display in a local mall in Pennsylvania. BAW 2014

Edinboro University’s Brain Awareness Week display in a local mall in Pennsylvania. BAW 2014

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BAW Across the Continents 2015: South America

You’ve read highlights from Brain Awareness Week in Africa, Asia and Australia, let’s talk about all the great work our BAW Partners in South America did in 2015. An impressive nine countries–including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela–participated in Brain Awareness Week this year.

Classroom visit from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil during last year's BAW events.

Classroom visit from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil during last year’s BAW events.

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