Brain Blast

  • Save the date: Brain Blast 2022

    Brain Blast 2022 is March 26

    Brain Blast, the Vanderbilt Brain Institute’s annual family-oriented outreach event, is slated for Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the downtown Nashville Public Library. Read More

    Jan 23, 2022

  • Brain Blast 2021

    Vanderbilt Brain Institute hosts Brain Blast 2021

    Brain Awareness Week is March 15–21, and the Vanderbilt Brain Institute will host Brain Blast, its annual outreach event. This year’s event will be entirely virtual, so participants can explore Brain Blast activities and videos from any location. Read More

    Mar 16, 2021

  • Networked dots in the shape of a brain

    Vanderbilt celebrates Brain Awareness Month

    A special lecture by Randy Blakely, Ph.D., executive director FAU Brain Institute kicks off activities celebrating Brain Awareness Month at Vanderbilt. Blakely’s talk, “When Cocaine Just Won’t Do: ADHD and Serotonin-Dopamine Crosstalk,” will be held Thursday, March 14, 10 a.m., in 214 Light Hall. Vanderbilt graduate students worked with… Read More

    Mar 13, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

    Do brains feel like jello? Free brain event for kids

    Kids will get to examine real brains, undergo an eye-tracking experiment and visualize their own brainwaves during this year’s Brain Awareness Week "Brain Blast" sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute. Read More

    Mar 11, 2019

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    Brain Blast 2018

    Philip Weissend, 3, and his father, Brian Weissend, learn about reflexes with the help of Vanderbilt MD/PhD student Bola Adebesin during this year’s Brain Blast event hosted by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute. Read More

    Mar 29, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Brain Awareness events highlight mind’s wonders

    Research on circadian rhythms, longevity and the brain’s pleasure system will be featured during this year’s Brain Awareness events sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute. Read More

    Feb 22, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Brain Blast!

    Hammed Aljohani, 5, shares what he’s discovered about fruit flies with his older brother, Ruwwad Aljohani, 8, with the help of Vanderbilt neuroscience graduate student Nicholas Smith on Saturday during the annual “Brain Blast.” Read More

    Mar 16, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Events highlight wonders, mysteries of the human brain

    Research on Alzheimer’s disease, hearing loss and how synaptic networks form will be featured during this year’s Brain Awareness Month in March sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute. Read More

    Mar 2, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Brain Blast

    Brain Blast, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, attracted about 325 children and 300 adults to a variety of free, hands-on activities directed by 50 volunteers, including Vanderbilt graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty members. Read More

    Mar 10, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Events planned to raise awareness about the brain in March

    March is Brain Awareness Month at Vanderbilt, and the public is invited to hear national experts discuss their research on autism and other brain disorders. Read More

    Feb 25, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Events on tap to raise awareness about the brain

    March is Brain Awareness Month at Vanderbilt University, and the public is invited to hear national experts discuss their research on autism and other brain disorders. Read More

    Feb 25, 2016

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    Photo: Having a blast

    "Brain Blast" is sponsored annually by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute to raise awareness about the brain in health and disease. Read More

    Mar 12, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

    Free event set to reveal wonders, mysteries of the human brain

    “Brain Blast,” a half day of free, hands-on activities for children and adults, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 7, at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, 719 Thompson Lane. Read More

    Feb 26, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

    Brain Blast!

    Saturday’s Brain Blast event at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, attracted 268 children and about 100 adults to free, hands-on activities. Read More

    Mar 6, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Event set to reveal wonders, mysteries of the brain

    “Brain Blast,” a half day of free, hands-on activities for children and adults, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 1, at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, 719 Thompson Lane. Read More

    Feb 20, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Photo: Brain Blast!

    About 300 people attended Brain Blast, a half-day of fun and education on Saturday at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks. Read More

    Mar 7, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Series of events explore brain disorders, neuroscience research

    “Brain Blast,” a half-day of free, hands-on activities for children and adults will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 2, at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks. Read More

    Feb 21, 2013

  • Science fair tickles the brains of participants

    Science fair tickles the brains of participants

    Brain Blast 2011 featured 35 different ways to learn about the brain, guided by Vanderbilt neuroscience graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty members and other volunteers. More than 100 neuroscientists participated. Read More

    Mar 28, 2011