Brain Awareness Week
Brain Awareness Week is the global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science. Every March, partners host imaginative activities in their communities that share the wonders of the brain and the impact brain science has on our everyday lives.
Brain Awareness Week was founded by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives (DABI) and the European Dana Alliance for the Brain (EDAB), and is coordinated by the Dana Foundation.
Brain Awareness Week began in 1996 as a modest effort involving just 160 organizations in the United States. DABI organized the first Brain Awareness Week to bring together diverse groups with different interests from academia, government, and professional and advocacy organizations. The goal was to unite them with the common theme that brain research is the hope for treatments, preventions, and possible cures for brain diseases and disorders and to ensure a better quality of life at all ages.
In the 25 years since its founding, Brain Awareness Week has evolved into a global education initiative that has included the participation of more than 7,300 partners in 117 countries. During the 2019 campaign alone, more than 2,500 partner events were held in 50 countries and 45 states.
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The Gibson Test of Cognitive Skills
The Gibson Test takes less than an hour to complete and includes subtests in working and long-term memory, processing speed, logic and reasoning, visual and auditory processing, reading skills, and attention.
The Gibson Test meets the highest scientific standards and has been administered more than 92,000 times since 1999 by professions including psychologists, educators, neurologists, audiologists, speech & language professionals, and brain training specialists around the world. It has been validated and normed twice by experts in the fields of learning and cognition, and has strong psychometric properties that meet or exceed the standards for educational tests.
The Gibson Test is available in more than 20 languages, including English, Arabic, French, Hindi, Cantonese, Indonesian, Mandarin, Hungarian, Malay, Russian, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, Filipino, Lithuanian, Polish, and Taiwanese Hokkien.
Whether you are the parent of a struggling student, a parent or adult looking for a baseline test of current skills levels, an adult seeking help for yourself, a clinician seeking to help a client or patient, or an educator or school looking for answers for one or more students, The Gibson Test will give you invaluable information about brain performance as you determine the next best step for yourself or your child, student, or client.
Understanding the “Why”
Behind the Struggle Did you know that struggles with thinking, learning, reading, memory, and attention are often caused by weak cognitive skills? If you or someone you love is struggling in one or more of these areas, The Gibson Test of Cognitive Skills is the right place to start. Administered more than 92,000 times, The Gibson Test has been validated and normed twice by experts in the fields of learning and cognition. It is one of the few tests that measure a wide range of cognitive skills, the core skills the brain uses to think, learn, and perform in school, at work, and in life.
What The Gibson Test Measures
The Gibson Test scientifically measures the performance of the following key cognitive skills:
• Short-term and long term memory
• Processing speed
• Auditory processing
• Visual processing
• Logic & reasoning
• Word attack skills
The report you will receive following the completion of the test will give you a detailed look at individual cogniti
ve strengths and weaknesses in each of these areas. It also measures IQ.