Posted by: Ed Darrell | March 9, 2008

Brain Awareness Week! March 10-16, 2008

Billions of people around the world breathlessly await the arrival of Brain Fitness Week, starting Monday, March 10!

Brain Awareness Week, 2008

Well, they should be excited about it, even if they aren’t.

The week of commemoration, discovery and study is promoted by the Dana Foundation, which focuses on several issues dealing with brain research and mental health.

The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic foundation with principal interests in brain science, immunology, and arts education. Charles A. Dana, a New York State legislator, industrialist, and philanthropist, founded what is today the Dana Corporation. He was president of the Dana Foundation from 1950 to 1966 and actively shaped its programs and principles until his death in 1975. His abiding beliefs were in the capacity and responsibility of individuals to shape and advance their lives and in the singular role of philanthropy in helping them to do so.

Here are some of the resources the Dana Foundation ropes in:

Tip of the couch’s pillow to Sharp Brains, which promises to have features throughout the week on Brain Awareness.


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