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2012 North Chicago Brain Outreach
BIO130 Deadly Shapes, Hostage Brainsstudents teach twenty-five fourth and fifth graders from two North Chicago elementary schools the main three functions of our amazing brain: how we sense, integrate and act. This project was an innovative alternative to a traditional final exam in this course.
First-year students took their turn as teachers when a Lake Forest Country Day School class visited campus. They taught them interactive lessons about the important role their brains play when it comes to sensing the complex world around us, to use our memory, planning, and attention to make decisions, and to execute them into thoughts and movements.
Enjoy these photos from the 2015 Robert B. Glassman Memorial Brain, Mind & Behavior Symposium. 50 students and alumni presented posters and five faculty and alumni presented interdisciplinary talks on November 12. Over 200 community member and public attended the symposium.
Students in the first-year studies class Medical Mysteries of the Mind recently traveled to Northwestern Medical School’s Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center, where they learned about human brain pathology at the school’s Brain Bank and discussed the molecular events with scientists in the Neuroscience Graduate Program.