Nothing plain about the brain: Dal celebrates Brain Awareness Week

When awake, the human brain produces enough energy to illuminate a light bulb. With that type of brainpower, its no wonder neuroscience has dedicated a full week to our body’s most important organ.Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign designed to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. The event, happening this year from March 14-18, unites the efforts of various organizations to celebrate and educate people of all ages about the brain.One of these organizations is the Halifax-based Brain Repair Centre. The centre is a partnership with researchers holding academic appointments at Dalhousie and clinical appointments at the QEII Health Sciences Centre and/or the IWK Health Centre. As a research institute, its mission is to discover and develop the tools to prevent, repair and potentially…


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