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forest bluff brain outreach
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.
Twenty-two third graders from Evelyn Alexander School (North Chicago) visited Lake Forest College for the OUR AMAZING BRAIN outreach on April 25. Students of BIOL130 Deadly Shapes, Hostage Brains became neuroscience teachers for the day and taught the children through hands-on experiences how our brain senses the world, integrates them with past memories, makes decisions, and then plans and executes thoughts and actions. This is the 14th year of this educational outreach by Lake Forest College students outreach that has served more than 500 elementary school children.
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.