The annual Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is an innovative academic outreach program at the College is a nationally recognized program with the overall goal to educate and engage on broad issues of Brain, Mind and Behavior.
BAW first began in 2003 and is collaboratively organized annually by the neuroscience student organizations Nu Rho Psi and SYNAPSE, with contributions by the Neuroscience Program, the Biology Department, and the Psychology Department. The National Society for Neuroscience recognized the 2010 Lake Forest College program with its first inaugural and annual Brain Awareness Week Award.
Monday, November 10
Nov10Dr. Jon Grant from the University of Chicago will give a talk titled, “Can We Become Addicted to Behaviors?” This lecture is also the opening address for Brain Awareness Week.
BRAIN OUTREACH Sleep & Memory
FIYS106 Mysteries of the Mind Presents:
Neuroscience of Sleep: Trevor Buhr ’18, Tiffany Davis ’18, Schuyler Kogan ’18, Al Tiba ’18, Zachary Weinstein ’18
Neuroscience of Memory: Rachel Domijancic ’18, Devon Hawkins ’18, Nicole Hueng ’18, Aasimah Tanveer ’18, Rosemary Thomas ’18
Tuesday, November 11
Frontiers of Neurology
Emotions & Sex
Nov11NEUR 372 Pharmacology
Dopamine: Khadijah Hamid ’16, Fatima Hooda ’16, Reshma Kurian ’16, Alexandra Roman ’16, Hannah Fox ’15
Serotonin: Saul Bello Rojas ’16, Taylor Jones ’15, Cecilia Reyes ’15, Johnathan Vinkavich ’15
Glutamate: Cosmo Vivirito ’15, Greg Jamieson ’15, Maegen Schultz ’15, Eddi Moravac ’15, Peter Nesper ’15
Norepinephrine: Rachel Granberg ’16, Lilly Mead ’15, Kayla Huber ’16,
Rachael Hussar ’16, Tyler Kuhn ’16, Nicole Zygmunt ’16
GABA: Solomiya Stelmakh ’15, Yarolsav Voronin ’15, Yesenia Escobedo ’15, Nyla Mejia ’16, Zachary Sekulich ’15
Wednesday, November 12
Nov12Dr. John T. Cacioppo will deliver the 2014 Brain Awareness Week Keynote Lecture on the topic “Brain, Social Neuroscience, and Loneliness.”
Thursday, November 13
Nov13Faculty from various disciplines and alumni will present their scholarly interests about the mind from varied perspectives through short talks.
Memoir: Prof Lois Barr (Modern Languages)
Title: Dementia to the rescue
Law:Prof Jed Stone (Politics and Legal studies)
Title: Sleight of mind, magic, law, and brain
Biology: Prof Jason Pitt (Biology)
Title: Superglue-How glial cells promote brain function
Religion: Prof. Ben Zeller (Religion)
Title: From LSD to the God helmet: Religion and the Brain
Psychology: Dr. Jill Glassman (Prevention Science, ETR)
Title: Lying about sex in early adolescence: Cause and consequence
Friday, November 14
Faculty panel bookends the show: Prof. Kathryn Dohrmann (Psychology), Dr. Jennifer Fast (Counseling Services), Prof. Jacob Knabb (English), Prof. Janet McCracken (Philosophy)
This year marks the tenth annual Brain Awareness Week at Lake Forest College. Starting in 2003, this symposium educates people about the brain through teaching, seminars, and entertainment. Events run from Monday, November 11 through Saturday, November 16.