It’s not long now until Brain Awareness Day. Co-ordinated by the Dana Initiative, Brain Awareness Day is designed to promote public awareness of the importance of research into the human brain. Every year, a little more progress is made, so this day is also about acknowledging milestones we’ve passed and discoveries we’re working towards.
WHY IS BRAIN RESEARCH IMPORTANT?
Even though all of us are walking around with one right inside our own skulls, we understand more about the surface of Mars than we do about the workings of the human brain. While we’re aware of the broad mechanics of the brain, its more intricate mysteries are labyrinthine. Even with the wonders of modern technology at our disposal, unravelling them all is likely to take centuries.
It sounds pretty daunting – but the good news is that there are a lot of amazing organisations out there working to increase and … Read the rest