Brain Awareness Week

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My fellow M.Sc. student Maria informs me that Brain Awareness Week is about to begin:

[This annual event]…is an international effort organized by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives to advance public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. The Dana Alliance is joined in the campaign by partners in the United States and around the world, including medical and research organizations; patient advocacy groups; the National Institutes of Health, and other government agencies; service groups; hospitals and universities; K-12 schools; and professional organizations.

The organisers of the event have also just published the 2008 Progress Report on Brain Research. This very useful publication includes essays on the arts and cognition, by Michael Gazzaniga, and deep brain stimulation, by Mahlon DeLong and Thomas Wichman.

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