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National Museum of Health and Medicine hosts Brain Awareness Week 2008

m over the course of five days. Students will have the opportunity to hear from a leading researcher or clinician during a brief introductory plenary lecture then will rotate through six activity stations to learn about different brain functions, influences on the brain, and brain disorders. Examples of activities include: performing surgery on a Jell-O brain to remove "pathology"; learning how sports-related concussions contribute to tactile, speech and language disorders; discovering the connections between mind and body through therapeutic dance movements; and seeing the amazing "Drunken Brain," a multi-sensory exhibit that immerses the visitor in a unique experience.

Brain Awareness Week 2008 Partners:

  • Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Department of Neuropathology and Ophthalmic Pathology

  • Bob Woodruff Family Fund

  • Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

  • Georgetown University

  • George Washington University Center for Education and Human Services in Acquired Brain Injury

  • Howard University

  • National Institute on Aging

  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse

  • National Institute of Mental Health

  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • National Rehabilitation and Rediscovery Foundation, Inc.

  • National Sleep Foundation

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

  • Society for Neuroscience

  • Walter Reed Army Medical Centers Army Audiology and Speech Center

  • Thomas G. West, author of "In the Mind's Eye" and "Thinking Like Einstein"


Contact: Tim Clarke, Jr.
National Museum of Health and Medicine

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