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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.

Livestreams

Unable to attend in person? Portions of Brain Awareness Week will be livestreamed, just follow the links below. 

Angeline S. Lillard Lecture - “What is Montessori Education and Why Should You Care?”

Jessica Connelly Lecture - “Nurturing the Nature of the Social Brain”

Upcoming Events

Monday, November 4

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    7:00 p.m.: Brain Awareness Lecture: Angeline S. Lillard on 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. Book signing will be held after the event. Co-sponsors: Education and Psychology Departments.
    Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Middle Campus

Tuesday, November 5

Wednesday, November 6

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    7:00 p.m.: Brain Awareness Week Lecture: Robotics expert Mitra Hartmann 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. Hartmann discusses, “From rats to robots: How can robotics help the study of neuroscience?” This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.
    McCormick Auditorium, Lillard Science Center

Thursday, November 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

Friday, November 8