BrainFM – Hear, Connect, Move: Towards Proactive Brain Health
Trinity College Dublin
Event Date + Time:
March 12, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - March 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
College Green, Dublin, Ireland
Trinity College Dublin Directions
About This Event
Taking care of our brain is essential but how do we do it? This upcoming installment of BrainFM invites you to learn about three key steps toward a happier and healthier brain. Join us for a fun hour of dance and science as you move to your favorite music while creating a story about how to keep your brain healthy!
As part of Brain Awareness Week, we will offer four BrainFM events (two on-line and two in-person) to spread awareness about the modifiable risk factors for dementia, specifically physical activity, social connection and hearing, in a diverse intergenerational population in Ireland and around the world. The main theme will be conveyed through an exploration of how these three modifiable risk factors can impact activity and connectivity in the brain culminating as a creative story through dance. In so doing, we simultaneously reinforce the science while building community engagement in a fun and interactive way. The programme is therefore not only key to empowering individuals to be active and informed agents in their own brain health, but is also an advocate for the alliance between arts and science as a powerful tool for expanding brain health literacy.
This event is sponsored by Creative Brain Week, Global Brain Health Institute, Trinity College Dublin and the FENS-Dana Foundation partnership for Brain Awareness Week. Pre-registration is required for all events.
Sessions are as follows, please click on the bitly links to register for the events.
Sat 12th March – 4.00-5.00 pm (In-person) at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin – for professionals in culture sector, health care and researchers – https://bit.ly/BrainFM_12Mar
Sun 13th March – 3.00-4.00pm (Online) for people living with dementia and caregivers – please email us for registration
Mon 14th March – 10.00-11.00am (Online) for primary schools – please email us for registration.
Wed 16th March – 6.00- 7.00pm (In-person) at Unit 18 – open to all – bit.ly/BrainFM_16Mar
Meet your hosts:
Dr. Anusha Mohan is a neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin who specializes in the study of brain networks. She also is a trained classical Bharatanatyam and Bollywood dancer.
Magda Kaczmarska is a dance artist and Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health who has developed co-creative programs for intergenerational audiences and people living with dementia, including the dance, movement and storytelling program Stories in the Moment.
Anusha and Magda developed BrainFM to share their mutual love of the brain and dance with communities worldwide and to make neuroscience fun and accessible to all through creative movement and storytelling!
We are excited to share this space with you and hope to see you at the event!