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UW Neuroscience Program Hosts Brain Awareness Week

March 23, 2017

Brain Awareness Week will be hosted at the University of Wyoming Monday, March 27, through Thursday, March 30. Multiple free public events are scheduled throughout the week.

UW Neuroscience Program graduate students have organized events as part of the Brain Awareness Campaign, a worldwide initiative first promoted by the Dana Foundation.

The Brain Awareness Campaign involves universities, government agencies and schools in the exploration of the brain, and in the inspiration of the next generation of neuroscientists and brain researchers. The campaign’s mission is to instill excitement and understanding of the brain in children and adults.

UW events during the week are:

-- Monday, March 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Alzheimer’s Association Talk, Laramie Recreation Center.

-- Tuesday, March 28, 6-7 p.m.: UW Neuroscience Blitz, Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center auditorium.

-- Wednesday, March 29, 4:30-6:30 p.m.: Brain Awareness Night, Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility atrium.

-- Thursday, March 30, 7-8 p.m.: “Football and the Brain,” lecture from Robert Stern, Boston University Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center director, UW College of Business auditorium.

Attendees during Brain Awareness Night have opportunities to interact at a number of stations that offer information on vision, touch, sound and taste/smell. Additionally, stations to trick and test the brain, and to see the brain in action will be available. Face painting, snacks and beverages will be available.

For more information about the UW Neuroscience Program, visit

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