Brain Week Starts
On Sunday, March 12, the opening public lecture will feature law professor, author, TED talker, and MacArthur Genius, Elyn Saks. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 2pm, Salomon Hall, Brown University. From the ProJo.
Diagnosed with the disease when she was a young woman, a doctor told Saks that the best she could hope for was menial work and life in a residential facility.
“I might have ended up spending most of my life on the back ward of a hospital, but that isn’t how my life turned out,” she said.
Brain Week Rhode Island is part of a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. “Brain Week RI activities are mostly free, and open to anyone. Most of our evening events are appropriate for older children and adults. Younger children will find great activities at the Brown Brain Fair [Sunday, March 19, Sayles Hall].”
Other highlights from the schedule:
Wednesday — Nerd Nite at the Black Box Theatre at AS220.
Thursday — Screening of “The Skeleton Twins” at Smith-Buonanno, followed by panel discussion.