Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign that aims to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. And it’s happening right now! Here are 10 fun things you can do right now to celebrate Brain Awareness Week.


  1. Boggle your brain with a bunch of fun brain teasers and tricks.
  2. Browse recipes so you can cook up a brain healthy meal.
  3. Treat yourself to some dark chocolate.
  4. Find a brain healthy book to dive into.
  5. Watch an informative brain video or listen to a brainy podcast.
  6. Debunk some common brain myths and get the real facts.
  7. Learn about different kinds of memory and how you can improve yours.
  8. Brush your teeth with your non-dominant hand for a week.
  9. Sign up for our monthly newsletter so you can always get the latest neuroscience news in your inbox.
  10. Call a friend and plan some time to socialize.
  11. Test your knowledge by doing a brain-themed crossword puzzle.
  12. Don’t worry too much about being grumpy – it might be good for your brain.
  13. Have that second cup of coffee.
  14. Learn about some super strange brain facts.
  15. Improve your memory just by taking a break.
  16. Sign yourself up for music lessons.
  17. Find out what happens to your brain when you fall in love.
  18. Boost your math skills by practicing your object rotation skills.
  19. Get your heart rate up and get the blood flowing to the brain.
  20. Work on a complicated jigsaw puzzle.
  21. Read about weird brain disorders like believing you’re a cow or being afraid of your own hands.
  22. Play a practical joke on someone you love – it’s good for the brain.
  23. Pour yourself a glass of bubbly.
  24. Refine your foreign language skills.
  25. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or Pinterest for BrainHQ updates, nerdy jokes, neuroscience news, and more.
  26. Train your brain with BrainHQ!