In honor of International Brain Awareness Week starting March 14 through 20, the UNM School of Medicine will present a lecture titled “Your Dazzling Brain – Keep it Bright!”

The lecture will take place Tuesday, Mar. 15 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at Albuquerque Academy.

Presenters for the lecture are: Bill Shuttleworth, director of UNM Brain and Behavioral Institute and member of the UNM School of Medicine Department of Neurosciences; Jessica D. Richardson, UNM College of Arts and Sciences Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences; and Davin K. Quinn, medical director at UNMH Psychiatry Consultation Service and member of UNM School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

The lecture hopes to enlighten others on the latest discoveries in neuroscience, speech, and language development and behavioral health that spark the wiring in our brains.

Before the event, participants will have the opportunity to see and touch a preserved human brain.

The event is free and open to the public, but register in advance at on the “Community Academy” tab.

For more information, contact Pari Noskin at or (505) 239-8760.