'Brain Blast' Hosted For Brain Awareness Month

Posted at 5:13 PM, Mar 05, 2016

The theme was all about the brain at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.

People showed up for Vanderbilt's popular "Brain Blast" event Saturday, which has been part of Brain Awareness Month.

There were plenty of hands-on activities for young and old visitors as the free event tried to educate people about the importance of brain health and the diseases that affect it.

Attendees got a look at how to build a neuron, explore brainwaves, and touch a real brain.

“Kids who are learning about things like this in their biology classes and in their elementary school classes get to come and meet some of the people who are doing some of the research that they learn about and just get kind of a front seat view of what’s going on,” said Michael Tackenberg, of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute. “They get to see a brain after learning about it with pictures in class.”

According to reports, Vanderbilt has planned to host several other brain awareness events throughout the month of March.