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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    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.
  • Nov
    10
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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

Wednesday, November 12

Thursday, November 13

Friday, November 14


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