Brain Awareness Week 2015


Brain Awareness Week 2020

Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.  BAW unites the efforts of universities, hospitals, patient groups, government agencies, service organizations, professional associations, and schools from around the world in a week-long celebration of the brain.  Founded and coordinated by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and European Dana Alliance for the Brain, BAW is celebrating its 25th annual campaign.


Opticus Realm: Where Things Are Not What They Seem

Nearly half of the cerebral cortex is devoted to visual perception – the interpretation and processing of visual information. Everything we perceive is a construction of the brain that assigns meaning to the millions of visual sensations we daily encounter.

The School of Visual Art and Design and the Physics and Engineering Department have teamed up to explore the connection between neuronal activity in the brain and the visual experience. The displays and the activities will help participants explore and understand how our brains try to find this meaning. This program will include optical illusions built into the design of the space, as well as interactive stations that will allow users to explore persistence of vision, phantom images, and color perception. A virtual reality experience will demonstrate how visual perceptions might be different for people with a variety of vision disorders..

When: March 26 – April 10, 2020. Opening Reception – March 26, 2020, 6:00 p.m. (postponed until further notice)
Where: John C. Williams Gallery of Art – Southern Adventist University (Brock Hall)



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