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This Week is Brain Awareness Week

Every year, people all over the world get together to celebrate the brain!  During Brain Awareness Week, scientists, families, schools, and communities work to raise public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research.  They do this through all sorts of activities, including tours through neuroscience laboratories, exhibitions about the brain, and lectures about brain-related topics.  Check out what is happening in Southern California at UCLA and USC!  Find events in your area by searching this international calendar, and get involved in spreading your excitement for brain research!

Brain Awareness Week 2014 Knowing Neurons

To help celebrate Brain Awareness Week, we encourage you to watch these YouTube videos from Crash Course‘s Psychology series!  You’ll be amazed at how much your brain does and how little we little we actually know about it yet!  What do you find most interesting about the brain?


Image made by Kate Fehlhaber.


Kate Fehlhaber

Kate graduated from Scripps College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience, completing the cellular and molecular track with honors. As an undergraduate, she studied long-term plasticity in models of Parkinson’s disease in a neurobiology lab at University of California, Los Angeles. She continued this research as lab manager before entering the University of Southern California Neuroscience graduate program in 2011 and then transferring to UCLA in 2013. She completed her PhD in 2017, where her research focused on understanding the communication between neurons in the eye. Kate founded Knowing Neurons in 2011, and her passion for creative science communication has continued to grow.

0 thoughts on “This Week is Brain Awareness Week

  • March 11, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    I really like the chemical brain episode. These videos are great.


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