Brain Awareness Week
The annual Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is a nationally recognized innovative academic outreach program at the College 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 Department. The National Society for Neuroscience recognized the 2010 Lake Forest College program with its first inaugural and annual Brain Awareness Week Award.
Monday, November 6
: 4:15 p.m.: BAW Opening Lecture: Biological and Bionic HandsNov6
Dr. Sliman Bensmaia is an Associate Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy and a member of the Committee of Neurobiology and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. He will deliver the opening lecture of the 2017 Brain Awareness Week with a talk titled ”
BIOLOGICAL AND BIONIC HANDS: Natural neural coding and artificial perception”.Meyer Auditorium in Hotchkiss Hall
Tuesday, November 7
: 4:15 p.m.: BAW Lecture: Mad Cows, Cannibals, and InsomniacsNov7
Dr. James Mastrianni is a Professor in Department of Neurology and theDirector of the Center of Comprehensive Care and Research on Memory Disorder at the University of Chicago. He will give the Keynote Lecture of the 2017 Brain Awareness Week with a talk entitled “MAD COWS, CANNIBALS, AND INSOMNIACS: The deadly consequences of prion shapes”.Meyer Auditorium in Hotchkiss Hall
Wednesday, November 8
: 4:15 p.m.: BAW Mind and Society Dialogue : Brain, Race, and TheaterNov8
Lydia Diamond, noted American Playwright and Author, will lead a discussion on Brain, Race, and Theater as the featured Mind and Society Dialogue event of the 2017 Brain Awareness Week. This event is designed to highlight the interdisciplinary breadth of neuroscience and how it impacts human society particularly through our understanding of the humanities, arts, and social sciences.Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Middle Campus