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Day 1: February 20


Daily Horizontal Images: Growth Day 1
Center for BrainHealth celebrated President’s Day with a Family Fun Fair to mark the first day of BrainHealth Week 2023.
Adopting a growth mindset instills belief in our ability to change our brains by how we use them each day. It's important to teach our kids brain-healthy habits that can benefit them for life. You're never too young to take charge of your brain!
Our inaugural BrainHealth Week featured FREE events and activities, with in-person and virtual options.
Each day included a popular BrainHealth Week Daily Text Challenge, open to anyone who texted BRAIN to 888-844-8991.

Family Fun Fair

Children smile while learning at a Family Fun Fair.
A FREE, family-friendly day kicked off BrainHealth Week 2023 by offering parents and kids unique opportunities to engage in brain-healthy games and activities, learn insights from BrainHealth experts and meet special guests.
  • Learning about how our curious brain loves exploration: Steven Lee from NASA shared lessons in perseverance, curiosity, mindfulness from the Mars mission.
  • Enjoying a sound immersion experience: a flautist from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Young Musicians performed for the event.
  • Getting a sneak peek of KERA’s new mindfulness podcast: guests from KERA shared a special introduction to the new series for children and parents.
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Office Hours on Instagram Live

Dr. Julie Fratantoni and NASA's Steven Lee talk about brain health for Office Hours on Instagram Live during BrainHealth Week 2023.
Office Hours feature live-streamed talks to highlight neuroscience topics and spark brain-healthy conversations.
Steven Lee, deputy project manager from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, joined Dr. Julie Fratantoni for a live conversation about brain health and real-time decision-making, overcoming challenges, participating in a mission with a big vision, and more.
Scroll down to watch another talk with Steven Lee, during our live-streamed event from the Family Fun Fair.

Perseverance, Curiosity and Mindfulness: Lessons from NASA's Mars Mission

Steven Lee of NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab standing in front of the MSL Atlas V rocket.
Attendees met Steven Lee from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, and he shared insights about the Mars mission and how our curious brain loves exploration.
His talk focuses on the Perseverance Rover experience – his thinking process and some of the challenges during the Mars mission, including: - Real-time decision-making - Overcoming challenges - Teamwork and collaboration - The urge to explore - The wonder of scientific discoveries - Participating in a mission with a big vision


Following Steven Lee's talk, a Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Youth Musician shares a a sound immersion experience and KERA reveals a new children’s mindfulness podcast.

Family Fun Fair Activity Packet

A preteen boy is studying a plastic anatomical model of human brain in his science class. Other students are wearing private school uniforms in the background.

Record of Activities and Schedule

Center for BrainHealth's Brain Performance Institute viewed during the day.


Center for BrainHealth is located at 2200 West Mockingbird Lane Dallas, TX 75235
Family Fun Day was held in our Brain Performance Institute.