Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week Turns 20

The Dana Foundation celebrates 20 years of Brain Awareness Week education and outreach about the brain.

Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is a global effort organized by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and the Society for Neuroscience to promote the public and personal benefits of brain research.

For one week every March, Brain Awareness Week unites the global efforts of over 2,200 universities, hospitals, patient groups, government agencies, schools, service and professional organizations in 76 countries in a week-long celebration of the brain. 

The UC Davis Center for Neuroscience is a proud Brain Awareness Week partner, bringing together scientists, families, schools and communities for the past several years. During Brain Awareness Week, the Center's faculty, students and staff organize outreach activities to educate and excite people of all ages about the brain and brain research.