Neurolgical Foundation of New Zealand

Official partner to Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week

Events

Brain Day Dunedin 2016 - Click here for more info

RESEARCH ON THE BRAIN: A DAY WITH OUR PROFESSORS Our professorial leaders give an intimate view into the progress of their brain research      Programme: 10.00am – 11.00am: Brain disease and disorders: the genetic revolution Interview: Russell Snell: Professor in Genetics, The University of Auckland. Professor Snell will be interviewed by Sue Giddens from […]

Brain Day Auckland 2016 – Your Amazing Brain: An Interactive Expo - Click here for more info

Exciting program coming soon

  • Where:

    The University of Auckland, Tāmaki Innovation Campus, 261 Morrin Road, St Johns, Auckland
  • Who:

  • When:

    Saturday 12 March 2016, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Free Public Lecture Queenstown 2016 – World War One Brain Injuries – Prognosis Then and Now - Click here for more info

World War One Brain Injuries – Prognosis Then and Now  The Great War accelerated improved understanding and treatment of head, facial and brain injuries sustained at the front line. Dunedin born surgeon Sir Harold Gillies, and the English neurologist Sir Gordon Holmes, played major roles in the development of rehabilitation strategies and surgical techniques for […]

Brain Awareness Week FREE Auckland public lecture series:The Young Brain: Nature, nurture and neurodevelopment - Click here for more info

The development of the brain from embryo to adulthood is determined by a complex combination of genetic and environmental influences. For some individuals these factors can affect brain development and result in neurodevelopmental conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and intellectual delay. In this panel discussion, chair Dr Jessie Jacobsen will explore the biology underlying these conditions and examine various […]

Brain Awareness Week FREE Auckland public lecture series:The Creative Brain: the need for networking neurons - Click here for more info

The Creative Brain:  the need for networking neurons In this panel discussion, Professor Ralph Buck will engage with our distinguished panel to understand the critical role that creativity plays in helping us to adapt to new experiences and environments, learn new information and create new memories – and what happens when the links between cognitive […]

Brain Awareness Week FREE Auckland public lecture series:The Changing Brain: the potential of plasticity - Click here for more info

The Changing Brain: the potential of plasticity Brain plasticity, also known as neuroplasticity, refers to the brain’s ability to reorganise itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Neuroplasticity allows the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to compensate for injury and disease (such as stroke and neurodegenerative disease) and to adjust their activities in […]