Brain Awareness Week Is Here
Once again, enBloom has joined with the DANA Alliance in their international initiative, Brain Awareness Week (BAW). Held annually in March, diverse partner organizations create events that educate, promote, advocate for and support brain health and science and the advances of research in neuroscience. This year along with Kathleen Hoffman, PhD (@drkdhoffman) and RV Rikard, PhD candidate (@rv_rikard) of the Health Communications, Health Literacy, and Social Sciences Tweet chat we’ll be discussing the physiology and pathology (or diseases) of the brain just about everywhere online.
BLOGS (WORDPRESS). You’ll be able to read great posts on the brain right here and over at Health Communications and Health Advocacy. For those who subscribe, leave a comment on any post throughout the week. At 11:00pm EDT on 3/16 I will enter all comments into a random number generator to select a winner of an enBloom-Brain Awareness Week mini swag bag.
“Oxytocin connects us to other people; oxytocin makes us feel what other people feel. And it’s easy to cause people’s brain to release oxytocin. Let me show you. Come here. Give me a hug.” Paul Zak from his TEDTalk, Trust Morality—and Oxytocin?
PINTEREST. Check out our Brain Awareness Week board where we’ve collected pearls of wisdom from TEDTalk speakers. Each quote gives an example of what makes the brain bloom. Repin your favorite explaining why this quotes speaks to you in the description. Be sure to mention @enbloommedia and use #BAWbloom13. At 11:30pm EDT on 3/16 I will enter all pins into a random number generator to select a winner of an enBloom-Brain Awareness Week mini swag bag.
Follow enbloommedia on Instagram for images of what makes the brain bloom.
INSTAGRAM. From physical activity to eating healthy to creative hobbies and even laughing, show us what makes your brain bloom! Upload your photo, mention @enbloommedia and use #BAWbloom13. At 11:59pm EDT on 3/16 I will enter all photos into a random number generator to select a winner of an enBloom-Brain Awareness Week mini swag bag.
TWITTER. (@enbloommedia @drkdhoffman @rv_rikard) Join the conversation by tweeting your links about the brain throughout the week. Don’t forget you can push your Pinterest pins and Instagram photos to twitter as well. Remember to use our hashtag #BAWbloom13. On Thursday, 3/14 (at 8:00 EDT), the Health Communications, Health Literacy and Social Sciences Tweet chat will be hosting neurologist David Turkel-Parrella, MD for an engrossing discussion of neuroscience and neurological disorders. Visit HCHLITSS Blog before Thursday for more details.
It’s gonna be a great week as we explore what makes [the] brain bloom
and learn more about what happens when it doesn’t.