Inaugural Evolution, Brain, and Disease Symposium
The Lake Forest College chapter of the national neuroscience honorary Nu Rho Psi presented the 2014 Evolution, Brain, and Disease Symposium on Saturday, April 26.
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.
Every other year, secondary school children (twelve and thirteen year olds) from the Forest Bluff Montessori School visit the college to learn about how the human brain works. Each student has completed his/her own research project on a neuroscience topic and participates in a broad ranging discussion about our amazing brain.