Brain Day at NYU!

After being re-scheduled due to inclement weather, New York University’s Brain Day at NYU Langone Medical Center took place last Thursday, April 13th as part of BraiNY and the Dana Alliance’s celebration of Brain Awareness Week. The event included a Brain Fair in the breezeway where various booths demonstrated experiments and provided information on the brain. There were also models of brains to examine and play with, and some free Dana Alliance materials and publications, too!

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This year’s Brain Fair at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Upcoming Brain Events in New York City

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This year’s Brain Awareness Week (BAW) was another success with over 850 registered events worldwide (including 42 countries and 44 states)! We spoke with BAW partners from Korea, Israel, and the US, and went to the Rubin Museum of Art in NYC to learn more about perception with their Brainwave series. For those of you living in the NYC area, if you weren’t able to attend any local events, it’s not too late!

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braiNY at World Science Festival

This blog post originally appeared on the braiNY website. braiNY seeks
to raise the public profile of brain science through the efforts of
neuroscientists coordinated by the Greater New York City chapter of the Society
for Neuroscience

Worms and jelly beans. It may seem difficult to find a connection between these two long-time favorites of small children and the study of the brain. But as visitors to the braiNY tent at the World Science Festival’s Ultimate Science Street Fair on June 2nd found out, both have the potential to be powerful tools of investigation.

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