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“My bwain huuwts!!” screams Monty Python’s poor Mr. Gumby, and the modern knowledge worker empathizes with him. After all, the world is spinning so fast that life’s operative adage might well be cogito ergo duh! In the interest of proper mind maintenance, the thoughtful authorities at the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives (illuminati beware!) are hosting a discourse on “Successful Aging and the Brain.” There are many things you can do to keep your powers of perception keen and honed. I used to know what they were but I, uh, forgot. At 2 p.m. at the National Press Club, 14th & F Sts. NW. FREE. For reservations call (800) 645-0346. (DN)