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.

This year, Brain Awareness Week begins on Monday, November 10 and runs through Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Upcoming Events

Monday, November 10

Tuesday, November 11

Wednesday, November 12

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    4:15pm - 5:15pm: Nu Rho Psi: Keynote Lecture Image preview
    Nu Rho Psi presents the keynote lecture “Brain, Social Neuroscience and Loneliness” featuring Dr. John T. Cacioppo.
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    7:00pm - 9:00pm: Brain Awareness Week: Illusion and Perception Image preview

    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

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    5:30pm - 8:30pm: 2nd Annual Robert B. Glassman Memorial Brain, Mind, and Behavior Symposium Image preview

    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

Saturday, November 15