The Brain Awareness Week has been organized worldwide since many years. The idea was born in the United States in the late 1990s. Since then, lectures are held every year in March, in which researchers and clinicians explain to the public how brain functions. In Poland, the Brain Awareness Week is an event organized since 1998 on the initiative of the Polish Neuroscience Society and the DANA Foundation. It is held in Warsaw, Krakow, Lublin and Katowice. Its organization is supported by many institutions, e.g. in Warsaw: Nencki Institute of Experimental Medicine, PAN and M. Mossakowski Institute of Experimental Medicine, PAN; in Krakow: Polish Copernicus Society of Naturalists, Jagiellonian University and Institute of Pharmacology, PAN; in Katowice: University of Silesia; in Poznań: Division of PAN, Institute of Human Genetics, PAN, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, PAN, Poznań University of Medical Sciences and Poznań University of Life Sciences.

In 2016, the Brain Awareness Week was organized in Warsaw - Link, w Krakow - Link and in Poznań - Link

About us

Polish Neuroscience Society was founded in 1991. The Society provides assistance in organization and supports development of studies of the nervous system. It brings together researchers conducting studies in this field and is involved in dissemination of knowledge. It is also engaged in popularization of neuroscience, organization of training courses, publication of related materials and represents Polish community of neuroscientists both in Poland and abroad.


Instytut Biologii Doświadczalanej
im. Marcelego Nenckiego
Polska Akademia Nauk

ul. Ludwika Pasteura 3
02-093 Warszawa
tel.: +48 22 589 24 38
fax.: +48 22 822 53 42

Krystyna Ossowska - Sekretarz PTBUN
Instytut Farmakologii PAN
Polska Akademia Nauk
ul. Smętna 12
31-343 Kraków

tel.: +48 12 662 33 21
fax.: +48 12 637 45 00
Paweł Boguszewski - administrator

2016, Polskie Towarzystwo Badań Układu Nerwowego Wszelkie Prawa Zastrzeżone Projekt: SOJUZ Studio. Realizacja: Pawel Boguszewski.