About International Brain Day
The World Federation of Neurology was formed in Brussels on July 22nd 1957
The Public Awareness and Advocacy Committee, at the WCN Council of Delegates assembly on 22 September 2013, proposed that July 22nd be celebrated as World Brain Day. The proposal received a warm welcome and was first observed in 2014.
The brain is the most amazing and complex organ in the human body. It consists of millions and millions of electrical wires which are known as axons.
This distance is the equivalent of travelling around the earth four times in a row! It is thought that there are about eighty billion neurons within the human brain. There are about ten trillion connections between these neurons which help us to read, write, watch, learn, plan, think, feel, move and solve problems on a daily basis.Find out more