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Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.

Every March, BAW unites the efforts of partner organizations worldwide in a celebration of the brain for people of all ages. Activities are limited only by the organizers’ imaginations and include open days at neuroscience labs; exhibitions about the brain; lectures on brain-related topics; social media campaigns; displays at libraries and community centers; classroom workshops; and more.

The human brain consists of billions of cells that use electrical signals to communicate and build new neural connections.

Being the seat of your emotions and thinking, central nervous system, the brain also controls the body's movements, and consumes 20% of the body's energy.

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How the human brain works

Mark your calendars for future BAW campaign dates:

March 14-20, 2016

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Brain Trivia

It is made up of 100 billion nerve cells in comparison to the same as the number of trees in the Amazon Rainforest. Each cell is connected to around 10,000 other cells. The total number of connections in your brain is about the same as the number of leaves in the Rainforest which is about 1000 trillion.

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