A Global Campaign in Photos: BAW 2016

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Audience members exercise at a presentation organized by the University of Guadalajara, Mexico

Brain Awareness Week (BAW) 2016 may be over, but the campaign’s impact is more visible and its scope more tangible than ever. Photos have been pouring in from BAW partners around the world, documenting their activities in celebration of the campaign. The BAW photo gallery is up and is a great way to connect on a personal level with the efforts of partners.

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Students touch brains at an event organized by the University of Portharcourt, Nigeria

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Dana News E-Blast: May

Here are some stories recently posted on www.dana.org:


cere_spot_0416_contImaging the Neural Symphony

Two-photon microscopy allows scientists to peer farther into the brain than ever before. Karel Svoboda, Ph.D., describes the advances that led to this remarkable breakthrough—one that is helping scientists better understand neural networks. From Cerebrum, our online magazine of ideas.

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By sharing information and combining data on psychiatric disorders, “we’re starting to nail down some real findings—reliable genetic associations that are meaningful, consistent, and measurable,” says one researcher.

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Brain Puzzle Fun!

Looking for some hump day procrastination fun? Try our new puzzles! Targeted to different student age groups (K-12), you can test your neuroscience know-how with these word searches, crosswords, and more on topics such as brain plasticity and anatomy.

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Submit Nominations for European Brain Awareness Week Award

Celebrate BAW Image_SquareKnow a great Brain Awareness Week program in Europe? Now through May 2, members of the scientific community and the public can submit nominations for the EDAB-FENS Brain Awareness Week (BAW) Excellence Award. A cash prize of 2,000 € will be awarded to the winner, and the organization’s representative will receive transportation to the FENS Forum 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and two-night’s hotel accommodation.

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A Fresh Take on Depression

The Rubin Museum of Art’s Brainwave talk on depression last Friday night left the audience upbeat and, more than anything, captivated by the courageous and hilarious discussion of depression between author and comedian Jacqueline Novak and psychologist Douglas Mennin, Ph.D.

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Jacqueline Novak (left), Douglas Mennin, Ph.D. (right). Photo courtesy of the Rubin Museum.

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