Brain Awareness Week at Duke

Mark Your Calendar: March 28-April 3, 2016

 

2016 Brain Awareness Week at Duke

CALENDAR of EVENTS

 

Monday, March 28

MONDAY MOVIE NIGHT: INSIDE OUT
Gather for a free screening of Inside Out, including complimentary popcorn. Join Riley and her emotions for a fun-filled animated adventure through joy, sadness, fear, disgust and anger. Rated PG; 95 minutes. Families welcome. Free and open to the public.
6:30 p.m.
Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
Free
Parking for this event can be found at the Duke University Bryan Center Parking Garage. Parking is $2 per hour.

 

Tuesday, March 29

PERIODIC TABLES: BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK EDITION
Join us for this Brain Awareness Week edition of Periodic Tables as we present an informal, yet spirited gathering on new ways to think about your brain. Q&A will follow short talks on vision and your brain, context and memory, brain enhancement ethics, and thinking about thinking. Talks by local experts: professors Greg Appelbaum, Tobias Egner, Nita Farahany and Marc Sommer. Presented in partnership by the Duke Initiative for Science & Society and the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. Free and open to the public; donations accepted. This off-campus venue offers a selection of food and beverage for purchase before, during and after the event.
7-8 p.m.
Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave, 27701
Free
 

Wednesday, March 30

SENIOR ADULT GAME DAY
Calling all senior adults! Up for a little friendly competition? Come to Senior Adult Game Day to test your brain trivia and to play some old favorites with fellow game-lovers. Prizes available; free and open to the public. 
1-3 p.m.
Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd, 27707
Free


Thursday, March 31 

HANDS-ON DEMOS AT NC MUSEUM OF LIFE AND SCIENCE
Explore your brain with hands-on laboratory activities throughout the day. Free with museum admission.
10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
NC Museum of Life and Science, 433 W. Murray Ave, 27704
Free with museum admission


GALLERY TALKS: MAKING FACES: AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART & NEUROSCIENCE
Join Duke students for short gallery talks at 5 and 7 p.m. to discuss their installation “Making Faces: At the Intersection of Art & Neuroscience.” This project is part of the work of “Art, Vision, and the Brain,” a Bass Connections team exploring the depiction of faces and how our brains make sense of our visual and social world. The installation in the Nasher Museum of Art’s Academic Focus Gallery is also open to the public for a self-guided experience during regular museum hours March 20-July 24.
5 & 7 p.m.
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 2001 Campus Dr, 27705
Free admission Thursday evenings

 

Friday, April 1 

HANDS-ON DEMOS AT NC MUSEUM OF LIFE AND SCIENCE
Explore your brain with hands-on laboratory activities throughout the day. Free with museum admission.
10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
NC Museum of Life and Science, 433 W. Murray Ave, 27704
Free with museum admission 

 

Sunday, April 3

DIBS DISCOVERY DAY
Help us cap off our eighth annual Brain Awareness Week at Duke with our first ever DIBS Discovery Day. Join us in our new 10,000+ square-foot space for laboratory demonstrations, to learn how music can improve quality of life, to experience how we use our eyes to navigate, to get the inside scoop on how to test for concussions during sports events, and more! And be sure to visit the kids’ corner with our friends from the NC Museum of Life and Science. Free and open to the public.
1-4 p.m.
Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
Free
Parking for this event is free of charge and can be found at the Duke University Research Drive Parking Garage.


What is Brain Awareness Week?

Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign for increasing public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. During this week, the community gather together at interactive events to celebrate the brain.

What can I expect?

You can expect to learn about cutting-edge brain research by scientists in a casual setting. You can expect cool demonstrations and fun family-friendly activities. And you can expect your brain to be stimulated!

Who should participate?

All events are open to the public, and audiences of any level of expertise are welcome.

Why should I participate in Brain Awareness Week at Duke?

Your brain is responsible for all sorts of functions, such as kicking a ball, reading a book, remembering your name, and having fun. Come to Brain Awareness Week at Duke to celebrate your brain!


Learn more about DIBS

The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences is a scientific institute with a collaborative spirit and a commitment to education, service and knowledge across disciplines. We encourage creativity, taking risks, sharing ideas and working together.

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