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Neuroscience

Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week is full of great speakers and student presentations that engage everyone in the medical mysteries of the mind.Brain Awareness Week is full of great speakers and student presentations that engage everyone in the medical mysteries of the mind.

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 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 12

Tuesday, November 13

Wednesday, November 14

Thursday, November 15

Friday, November 16

Saturday, November 17

Monday, November 4

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    7:00 p.m.: Mind and Society Dialogue—MONTESSORI EDUCATION Angeline S. Lillard
    Angeline S. Lillard, PhD Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia will explain WHAT IS MONTESSORI EDUCATION AND WHY SHOULD YOU CARE. Join us for this stimulating discussion during the first event of Brain Awareness Week. Co-sponsors: Education and Psychology Departments.
    Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Middle Campus

Tuesday, November 5

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    5
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    4:00 p.m.: Keynote lecture NURTURING THE NATURE OF THE SOCIAL BRAIN Jessica Connelly, PhD
    Don’t miss the Psi Chi Keynote Lecture NURTURING THE NATURE OF THE SOCIAL BRAIN by Jessica Connelly, PhD Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia. Event co-sponsors: Beta Beta Beta Honor Society and Psychology Department.
    Lillard Science Center 044

Wednesday, November 6

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    6
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    7:00 p.m.: Lecture–FROM RATS TO ROBOTS: HOW CAN ROBOTICS HELP THE STUDY OF NEUROSCIENCE? Mitra Hartmannn, PhD
    Brain Awareness Week 2019 continues with The Nu Rho Psi keynote speaker, Mitra Hartmann, PhD Charles Deering Professor of Teaching Excellence, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, at Northwestern University. This event is co-sponsored by the Mathematics and Computer Science Departments.
    McCormick Auditorium, Lillard Science Center

Thursday, November 7

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    7
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    5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Brain Awareness Week 2019- Robert B Glassman Symposium Robert B Glassman Symposium
    Join us as Brain Awareness Week 2019 continues with the Seventh Annual Robert B Glassman Memorial Brain, Mind, and Behavior Symposium held in both Calvin Durand Hall and the Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel on Middle Campus.
    Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Middle Campus