Brain Awareness Week

We engage the public through cutting-edge seminars, forums labs, and teach-ins.We engage the public through cutting-edge seminars, forums labs, and teach-ins.

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 DepartmentThe National Society for Neuroscience recognized the 2010 Lake Forest College program with its first inaugural and annual Brain Awareness Week Award.

Upcoming Events

Monday, November 10

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    4:15pm: CAP Colloquia Series: Dr. Jon Grant
    Dr. 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.
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    5:30pm - 7:00pm: Brain Awareness Week: Sleep & Memory

    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

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    12:00pm - 4:00pm: Brain Awareness Week: Frontiers of Neurology

    Frontiers of Neurology

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    5:30pm - 7:00pm: Brain Awareness Week: Emotions & Sex

    BRAIN OUTREACH

    Emotions & Sex

     

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    7:00pm - 9:00pm: Messengers of the Mind
    NEUR 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

Thursday, November 13

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    5:30pm - 6:45pm: Undergraduate & Alumni Research Poster Session
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    5:30pm - 8:30pm: Robert B. Glassman Memorial Brain, Mind, and Behavior Symposium
    Faculty from various disciplines and alumni will present their scholarly interests about the mind from varied perspectives through short talks.
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    6:45pm - 8:30pm: Faculty 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


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