Brain Awareness Week (March 11th-17th 2013)

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Brain Awareness Week runs from March 11th to the 17th 2013. Brain Awareness Week was started by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives in 1996. The main Dana Foundation pages here and here are self-explanatory. There are a series of events around the world to celebrate Brain Awareness Week and those interested in registering as partners can do so here. Registered partners are shown on this world map. There is also an extensive list of partner organisations here. By clicking on the map you can identify events in your country. For instance at the time of writing there were 48 events listed in the United Kingdom ranging from UCL’s ‘Brainy App’ launch through to a performance of the ‘Anatomy of Melancholy’ which explains Depression as an illness of mind and brain. Bloggers can also learn how to register their blogs on this page. The Society for Neuroscience has a Brain Awareness Week page here and have tips on how to get involved here. The Society also hosts a video competition to raise awareness.

An index of the site can be found here. The page contains links to all of the articles in the blog in chronological order. Twitter: You can follow ‘The Amazing World of Psychiatry’ Twitter by clicking on this link. Podcast: You can listen to this post on Odiogo by clicking on this link (there may be a small delay between publishing of the blog article and the availability of the podcast). It is available for a limited period. TAWOP Channel: You can follow the TAWOP Channel on YouTube by clicking on this link. Responses: If you have any comments, you can leave them below or alternatively e-mail justinmarley17@yahoo.co.uk. Disclaimer: The comments made here represent the opinions of the author and do not represent the profession or any body/organisation. The comments made here are not meant as a source of medical advice and those seeking medical advice are advised to consult with their own doctor. The author is not responsible for the contents of any external sites that are linked to in this blog.

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