Rhode Island’s first-ever "Brain Week" launches Saturday. It’s a week of activities focused on brain science and other brain-related pursuits, like art and storytelling.
The week is sponsored by Providence-based non-profit Cure Alliance for Mental Illness. Co-founder Hakon Heimer said the brain remains a final frontier in understanding the human body.
“I sometimes say that the heart is very complicated, but it’s a bit like a toaster compared to a Lamborghini, when you’re talking about the brain,” said Heimer.