Amanda Bastone is the Dana Foundation’s Project Associate. In addition to managing administrative tasks for the Foundation’s website and various social media platforms, she assists in organizing programs with the directors of Brain Awareness Week and the Cognitive Fitness Initiative.
Two Speakers Examine Mental Health
A speakeasy-style lecture series presented an intimate look at the people and mechanisms behind mental health diagnoses as a continuation of their Brain Awareness Week events.
The Skinny on Epilepsy
To demystify epilepsy—which affects almost four million people in the US—a doctoral candidate presented “The Science of Epilepsy” with explanations of how seizures work and what to do if someone is having one.
#WSF18: Our Microbiome and the Brain
Four microbiologists took the stage for a World Science Festival event on the importance of gut health and how it relates to the brain.
What Art Can Tell Us About the Brain
Dana Alliance member Margaret S. Livingstone, Ph.D., spoke about art and the brain and demonstrated how looking at art reveals the mechanisms at work in our brain behind visual perception.
#Brainweek: Our Sensational Brain
The American Museum of Natural History celebrated Brain Awareness Week by showcasing the astounding capabilities of the human brain and the how it works in concert with our senses to interpret the world around us.
Successful Aging & Your Brain at Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
After an inaugural, successful, and sold-out program last September, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan partnered with the Dana Foundation once again to present Successful Aging & Your Brain (SA&YB) Tuesday evening—this time in celebration of Brain Awareness Week! Speaker Matthew Fink, M.D., Neurologist-in-Chief at New York-Presbysterian and chairman, neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine, has participated as […]
2018 Brain Day at NYU
New York University joined the Brain Awarenses Week celebrations with their public Brain Day fair and a Successful Aging & Your Brain program for seniors.
Artificial Intelligence, Avatars, and the Future
Most people first heard the word “avatar” from James Cameron’s Avatar, one of the top grossing films of all time. Some consider avatars an extension of the self that can save the world in the context of virtual reality or a video game. In Hinduism, avatars are considered incarnations of deities or immortals. The Hindu god […]