Dalhousie’s ‘Brain Fair’ was held this past Tuesday as part of our local Brain Awareness Week campaign. Members of the lab demonstrated neuro-navigated brain stimulation and the lab’s robot driven by brain activity. Those attending the Brain Fair included elementary and high school students on their March Break. Check out brainrepair.ca or brainweekhalifax.blogspot.ca for the rest of the week’s events.
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It doesn’t seem that long ago but indeed it’s been a full year since our successful 2014 campaign. This year’s event promises to be a good one as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of spreading the word about the importance and impact of neuroscience research. Stay tuned for details about Brain Awareness Week events and check out our website or Facebook page for updates!
In keeping with tradition, we held out holiday party in January to help kick off the new year! It was a great night with good food and better company! Here’s to a fantastic 2015!
Keeping with tradition, the lab once again held a competition to see who could do the best job prepping a 64-channel EEG cap. Teams had 30 minutes from start to finish to show off their prep skills. Congratulations to the winning team of Monica, Laura, and Chris, and thanks to all those who volunteered their heads!
During the week of March 10-14th, the Laboratory for Brain Recovery and Function organized and engaged in “Brain Awareness Week”. BAW is a campaign that seeks to increase public knowledge surrounding the importance and benefit of brain research. This global event is meant to engage people of all ages and provide a point of contact between the community, researchers, and organizations.
Dr. Shaun Boe, with the assistance of Janet Green, was the coordinator for BAW Halifax this year. Due to the support of local volunteers, groups, and associations, many free events were offered this year, including:
- IWK Brain Fair – Information and demonstrations for a healthier brain
- Brain Trivia Night – a fun filled night of ‘brain’ facts
- Discovery Centre Brain Activities and Demonstration – a great way for all ages to learn about the brain in an interactive environment
- Ask the Experts: An informal discussion of stroke rehabilitation, ageing, and brain plasticity
Thank you to all of those who joined us in this year’s Brain Awareness Week. It could not have been possible without the support and enthusiasm of all those involved!
In promoting Brain Awareness Week events this year, members of the Laboratory for Brain Recovery and Function have been featured by several local news organizations.
Dr. Boe was interviewed on CTV News at 5 about brain health. View clip here.
Graduate student Alicia Gionfriddo and lab director Dr. Shaun Boe were featured in a radio clip on CBC Information Morning. Listen here.
Dr. Shaun Boe was interviewed on CTV Morning Live. View clip here.
Lab members celebrated the beginning of 2014 with an evening at Rock Bottom. Cheers to a productive year!