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The Brain Awareness Campaign is a worldwide celebration of the brain that brings together scientists, families, schools, and communities. Although Brain Awareness Week is officially March 13-19, 2017, the Vanderbilt Brain Institute hosts events the entire month.


Upcoming events include:

  • Brain Blast Brown Bag Lectures
    • March 6, 2017, 12:00 p.m., 412 Light Hall - Robin Shafer, Graduate Student (Bodfish Lab), Topic: "How your brain uses sensations to guide actions and why this matters"
    • March 8, 2017, 12:00 p.m., 512 Light Hall - Katherine Aboud, Graduate Student (Cutting Lab), Topic: "Reading and your brain"
    • March 10, 2017, 12:00 p.m.,512 Light Hall - David Simon, Graduate Student (Wallace Lab)., Topic: "I see what you're saying: How we integrate sight and sound"
  • Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society - March 8, 2017, 4:10 p.m., 1220 Medical Research Building III - Thomas Carlson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Psychology, University of Sydney, Topic: "Representational Geometry in the Human Brain"
  • Brain Blast  - March 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Tennessee State University Farrell-Westbrook Agriculture Complex, 3108 John A. Merritt Blvd. (poster)
  • Alzheimer's and Dementia Research Forum - March 22, 2017, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital Theater at Vanderbilt (more info)
  • Department of Hearing & Speech and Vanderbilt Brain Institute Seminar - March 24, 2017, 12 p.m., Lecture Hall B Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, Medical Center East, South Tower, Sharon G. Kujawa, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Senior Scientist Eaton-Peabody Laboratories, Department of Otology and Laryngology Harvard Medical School, Topic: "Cochlear Neurodegeneration in Acquired Sensorineural Hearing Loss"
  • Brain Awareness Keynote Lecture - March 29, 2017, 4:10 p.m., 1220 Medical Research Building III - Cagala Eroglu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Duke University Medical Center, Topic: "Control of Synaptic Connectivity by Astrocytes"