Florida Atlantic University to Present “Brainy Days”

The Brain Institute's month-long virtual event will engage, empower, and educate the public about all things neuroscience

FAU Brain Institute Child Visitor
The institute will host “Brain Blitz: Neuroscience Fun for Kids” on March 27. Image courtesy of FAU Brain Institute

Florida Atlantic University (FAU)’s Brain Institute will debut “Brainy Days 2021,” a month-long virtual celebration of neuroscience designed to engage, empower, and educate the public about brain diseases and ultimately reduce the stigma associated with brain disorders.

This year’s virtual presentations cover a range of topics from understanding how dogs love us to insights into the treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. The presentations kicked off on Tuesday, March 2 at 4 p.m., and will run through Saturday, March 23. All presentations can be viewed via Zoom. For a full schedule of events, click here.

“We are excited at the breadth of our program this year, truly something for everybody,” said Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D., executive director of FAU’s Brain Institute and a professor of biomedical science in FAU’s Schmidt College of Medicine. “Attendees will see that brain science touches everyone, and sometimes is out of this world!”

“Brainy Days” exemplifies FAU’s commitment to providing the community with the knowledge needed to maintain brain health and lower one’s risk for brain diseases. Scientists at FAU’s Brain Institute are committed to conducting world-class research, the development of cutting-edge technologies, and training the next generation of neuroscientists.

“Since 2018, Palm Health Foundation and the FAU Brain Institute have partnered to advance brain health and neuroscience in Palm Beach County,” said Patrick McNamara, Palm Health Foundation president and CEO. We are pleased to sponsor Brainy Days 2021, as we continue to deepen and apply understanding of the brain for our community.”

“Brainy Days,” is sponsored by the Palm Health Foundation. The Dana Foundation, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium provided additional support.

For more information on “Brainy Days,” contact Nicole Baganz, Ph.D., director of community engagement and programming of FAU’s Brain Institute, at BI-Outreach@fau.edu or 561-799-8100.

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