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World Brain Day – July 22, 2023

People around the world celebrate World Brain Day on July 22 of every year. This is one of the most important annual celebrations in the world, as it helps raise awareness on an increasingly significant health issue, especially in our modern age. Brain health can refer to many prevention methods designed to help preserve both mental health and brain neurological health. As people have become increasingly more vulnerable to neurological issues, raising awareness of the issue is as important.

History of World Brain Day

The World Federation of Neurology was the first to establish World Brain Day as a worldwide commemoration. This organization was founded in 1957 in Belgium and is now one of the most prominent promoters of neurology and brain health research in the world. Although mental health is currently a well-documented topic with several initiatives and international programs in place, brain health refers to the preservation of neurons and the central nervous system. Many factors can have an impact on our mental health, emphasizing the importance of this commemoration.

The World Federation of Neurology is an international organization made up of neurologists from various countries. The holiday’s date, July 22, honors not only the World Federation of Neurology’s foundation in 1957 but also the crafting of the organization’s first constitution. The World Federation of Neurology is also responsible for several publications and periodicals targeted at furthering neurology research and educating a wider audience about the field.

As of today, the World Federation of Neurology is one of the strongest professional associations in the world, with an ever-increasing outreach. It accounts for more than 100 member organizations, as well as several specialized groups within the organization. It has effectively fostered training, education, and neurology research, and it is one of the most important aspects of making neurology more accessible to the general public. It has taken numerous initiatives to raise awareness of brain health, including the establishment of an annual international event.

World Brain Day timeline

1931
Congress of Neurosciences

The first International Congress of Neurosciences is held in Switzerland.

1957
World Federation of Neurology

The World Federation of Neurology is founded in Brussels, by Ludo van Bogaert and Charles Poser.

1964
“Journal of Neurological Sciences”

The World Federation of Neurology starts its own academic journal, specializing in neurology.

1977
First World Congress

The World Federation of Neurology organizes its first world congress in Amsterdam.

World Brain Day FAQs

What are the signs of nerve damage?

There are many signs, however, the most commonly experienced by patients is loss of sensation or numbness in the body.

Can damaged nerves be repaired?

Some damaged nerves can regrow on their own, however, others may require surgery, which can significantly help.

Can stress cause nerve damage?

Although stress is a risk factor, as it can strain some nerves, on its own it does not cause nerve damage.

How to Observe World Brain Day

  1. Do a check-up

    Visit any clinic or, better yet, a neurologist's practice with a neurology specialist. Patients who are prepared to go above and beyond to help prevent problems from occurring are always welcomed by neurologists.

  2. Read about neurology

    Understanding basic brain health and safety can be lifesaving information someday. Most hospitals and clinics will gladly give you a brochure and some reading guides. These can prove helpful in many situations.

  3. Appreciate neurology

    Reading about neurology and the history of neurosciences may be both enjoyable and educational, as well as provide you with a deeper understanding of the field. Learning about it can help you avoid major problems in the future.

5 Intriguing Facts About The Brain

  1. Four inputs

    Over half of all the neurons in the human brain consist of only four inputs — dendrites in the granule cells.

  2. Repaired neurons

    Damaged neurons in the brain can grow back and regenerate; usually at a rate of one inch per month.

  3. Same neurons

    According to many studies, the neurons that a person is born with are most likely the same they will keep throughout their lives.

  4. Early brain surgeries

    The earliest successful brain surgeries can be traced back to the Stone Age.

  5. Largest brain

    The sperm whale has the largest brain of all animals, weighing 20 pounds.

Why World Brain Day is Important

  1. Neurosciences are important

    So many of the most significant breakthroughs in medicine during the last few years have come from neurology and neurosciences. As an incredibly developing discipline, neurosciences are constantly making discoveries in medicine.

  2. Brain health

    Brain health is now an increasingly urgent issue. Only recently have we become more aware of the effects brain health can have overall. This celebration is set to remind us of prevention and safety methods.

  3. Neurological issues

    Many of the diseases and medical conditions most prevalent today are directly related to neurological issues. To fully combat these issues, basic measures of neurological safety must be adopted.

World Brain Day dates

YearDateDay
2023July 22Saturday
2024July 22Monday
2025July 22Tuesday
2026July 22Wednesday
2027July 22Thursday

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