Cuba Celebrates Brain Awareness Week for the First Time
The Cuban Neuroscience Society is promoting the first Brain Awareness Week in Cuba, to be celebrated from March 19th through the 24th. Brain Awareness Week is an international campaign celebrated annually in many countries around the world promoted by the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO).
Its objective is to broaden people’s knowledge about the brain, its functions, diseases and breakthroughs in current research, through clear and simple language. Cuba will be holding activities for the first time ever this year for all sectors of the population, including children and the elderly.
The Cuban Neuroscience Center will be coordinating interactive talks and games for children from 2nd to 4th grade in classrooms and museums in Havana and holding parallel activities for the teachers. The Cuban International Center for the Elderly will be holding activities at the Belen Convent about the changes occurring in the brain and its repercussions on daily life.
Old Havana’s St. Geronimo University will be giving conferences on dementia and Alzheimer’s, which are very important to Cuba’s aging population. Other activities will be held at Hospitals and Medical institutions to promote knowledge about the history of brain research and useful facts about brain function.