Published: Aug. 26, 2019

How do our brains work? What happens when things go wrong?

What are research-informed ways to improve brain and body health? How can learning about your brain lead toward a better quality of life?

Brain Awareness Week events at CU Boulder's Institute of Cognitive Science offer insight and information to answer questions about our brains and our brain's health. Join us and connect with scientists involved in brain research and learn how research applies to real life. 

Free events during the 2020 Brain Awareness Week, March 12 through March 19 include: talks on understanding the teen brain, how computers can learn to read human emotions, the effect of stress on gut and body inflammation; a community brain exposition day; and a student-led mental health awareness hike and a resource fair. See the right side bar listing for details.

All Events CU Boulder Brain Awareness Week 2020

Come expand your mind with us, March 12 through March 19, 2020!

For 24 years Brain Awareness Week's global education initiative has increased public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. BAW founders the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives states “Brain research is the hope for treatments, preventions, and possible cures for brain diseases and disorders and to ensure a better quality of life at all ages.” Bringing together diverse groups working on brain research and education, more than 5,600 universities, hospitals, schools, outreach and educational organizations, medical research facilities, government agencies, corporations, professional organizations and more, from over 120 countries have participated in BAW events since its inception.


Sign up to receive updates to the 2020 BAW events by emailing the BAW organizer.

Neuroscience researchers interested in exhibiting their work for Community Brain Expo Day on March 13 can contact the BAW organizer to register.