It’s Brain Awareness Week!

Every March, Brain Awareness Week (BAW, for short) unifies the world in celebration of the brain and mind! In order to raise awareness about how the brain works, what neuroscientists do, and how amazing new research is, scientists present interactive activities, host laboratory tours, and speak to audiences about brain-related topics.

This year, we put together a list of our favorite Knowing Neurons content that highlight how amazing the brain is! Check them out and share the awesomeness!

1. 52 Brain Facts

Your brain is very complicated and fascinating! Every week for one year we posted a new and interesting fact about that 3 lb organ in your skull and other parts of the nervous system. Share these 52 Brain Facts with your friends and spread the knowledge!

2. Weird Animal Brains

Think humans have the best brains? Think again! Explore how other animals have adapted to their environments in this new series of infographics by Kayleen Schreiber of the Knowing Neurons team about Weird Animal Brains!

3. 10 Brain Facts

These interesting facts about the brain might surprise you!

4. Interviews

We’ve talked to many neuroscientists, brain enthusiasts, and other interesting people with intriguing thoughts about the brain and mind. Check them out!

5. Videos

Explore the brain in these animated videos, and subscribe to us on YouTube!


If you have any burning questions about the brain, find us on Twitter or Facebook, post on the forum, send us a message, and ask us anything!

Happy Brain Awareness Week!!


Image by Jooyeun Lee.

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.