Scientists from the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory were out in the community this week raising awareness for brain science during Brain Awareness Week (BAW). Sponsored by the Society for Neuroscience and the Dana Foundation, Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign to raise public awareness for the importance of brain science and brain research.

What does it mean to be a neuroscientist? What do neuroscientists do? What does the brain do? What is the brain made up of? What does the brain feel like? Why does the brain have all of those folds? How much does the brain weigh? How does the brain remember things? What happens when the brain gets injured? 

During our brain awareness activities, students have the opportunity to touch real brains, learn about the structure and function of the brain, compare brains from different organisms and ask many questions! They are proud to go home with brain pencils, brain tricks to try on their parents and a certificate of completion.

At the CNLM, we raise awareness for the brain year-around! If you are interested in one of our brain awareness programs, contact Manuella Yassa (949) 824-5193 or