Brain Day 2016 Your Amazing Brain: an interactive expo
This fun, engaging and informative day of neuroscience includes a full-to-bursting programme of brain research findings and brain health workshops, discussion groups and talks, engagement activities with community groups, interactive research labs and fun activities for all ages – including science experiments for children.
Brain Day is part of Brain Awareness Week, an annual international campaign initiated by the Dana Foundation of New York, to raise public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. In New Zealand, the Neurological Foundation has been supporting these events for 11 years!
This time around, our Centre has prepared even more engaging activities for everyone to enjoy. There will be a bouncy castle, microscope viewing and art projects for the youngest members of the family and a Kids Brain Zone which will host dynamic activities for school-aged children. This is an area not to be missed! Relax as you witness our youngest scientists from nutrition/dietetics, sports science, audiology, music and dance, take your kids through an array of entertaining and educational games and tasks.
For adults, we've prepared a series of discussion panels and talks that cover most matters concerning the human brain; both healthy and afflicted. The healthy brain includes interactive talks about memory, cognition, nutrition, development, exercise and robotics in neuroscience. For those who are affected - directly or indirectly - by neurological disease, we will be hosting discussion panels of multiple sclerosis, music therapy, stroke in younger adults and living with brain injury among others.
The Centre for Brain Research acknowledges the support of the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand, Brain Research New Zealand (BRNZ) and many other community organisations and volunteers whose contributions make this event bigger and better each year.
When: Saturday 12 March 2016 9am-3pm
Where: The University of Auckland Tamaki Innovation Campus - 261 Morrin Road, St Johns, Auckland.
E-newsletters: 24 February 2016