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.
This year, Brain Awareness Week begins on Monday, November 10 and runs through Saturday, November 15, 2014.
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.
FIYS106 presents a session on sleep and memory.
Tuesday, November 11
BIOL221 Molecules, Genes, and Cells presents a session on the frontiers of neurology.
FIYS106 Mysteries of the Mind presents a session on emotions and sex.
NEUR 372 Pharmacology presents a session on messengers and the mind.
Wednesday, November 12
Nov12Nu Rho Psi presents the keynote lecture “Brain, Social Neuroscience and Loneliness” featuring Dr. John T. Cacioppo.
Students of NEUR/PHIL 296 Philosophy of the Mind will present and discuss the the great ideas that explore the connection between illusion and perception.
Chicago Society for Neuroscience Reception
Thursday, November 13
The Brain Awareness Week Faculty/Student Symposium was renamed the Robert B. Glassman Memorial Brain, Mind, and Behavior Symposium in 2013 in honor of the late Professor of Psychology Robert Glassman, who played a leading role in developing Lake Forest’s popular neuroscience major.
Friday, November 14
Public Showing of the critically acclaimed movie starring Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio
Saturday, November 15
Nov15Enjoy Lake Forest’s own talents in brain-based improv and one of best-known mentalists, Bill Gladwell.