Brain Awareness Lectures
BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK AT BGSU INCLUDES PUBLIC LECTURES, INFORMATION SESSIONS AND VISITS TO SCHOOLS TO TALK ABOUT THE BRAIN AND BRAIN SAFETY
An example is the annual bike safety event that includes giving helmuts to students (elementary age and the university group) as well as information tables and information panels. The poster gives more information about our recent efforts to educate the public and advocate for more research to understand brain and behavior function.
The J. P. Scott Center for Neuroscience, Mind & Behavior at Bowling Green State University is dedicated to sharing its neuroscience and behavioral expertise with the wider community. Our goal is to educate with respect to the modern fascination of brain and behavior and to raise awareness about the devastation of neurological disease as well as to mentor an understanding of recent research developments dedicated to their cures.
The Center hosts annual lectures for the public focused on brain and nervous system disorders during Brain Awareness Week : "Unraveling the Mysteries and Delivering the Cures". These events have been partially funded and sponsored by the Society for Neuroscience, The DANA Alliance for Brain Research, The National Science Foundation and local community sponsors. Bowling Green State University has been active in community outreach in a number of ways and providing this public forum to discuss brain research, new developments in neurology, psychiatry and clinical psychology and related fields is essential for growth and development of the link between the general public and university research.
Here is a list of previous Brain Awareness Week Activities:
- 2011-2014 March Don't Be A Bird Brain: Free Bike Helmut Give Aways
- 2012 April: BRAIN, MIND, AND SPIRIT Event with Drs. Greg Quirk, Ken Pargament and JEAN KRISTELLER
- 2010 March/April: Brain Awareness Movie Nights
- 2009 March 24th: Environmental Toxins and the Brain
- 2008 March 12th: Perspective on Parkinson's Disease: Personal Experiences and Emerging Treatments
- 2007, March 15th: The Listening Brain
- 2006, March 16th: The Neuroscience of Language Disorders
- 2005, March 18th: Stem Cell Research for Treating Brain Disorders and Nerve Damage
- 2004, March 19th: Autism and Developmental Disorders
- 2003, March 21th: Recreational Drugs: A Neuroscience Perspective
- 2001, March 23th: Neuropsychiatric Lupus, Neuro-Pharmaceuticals
- 2000, March 15th: Autism, Epilepsy, Alzheimer's Disease