Neuroscience

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.

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    BIO130 Deadly Shapes, Hostage Brainsstudents teach twenty-five fourth and fifth graders from two North Chicago elementary schools the main three functions of our amazing brain: how we sense, integrate and act.  This project was an innovative alternative to a traditional final exam in this course.
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      Lake Forest College became the 26th member of Nu Rho Psi, the National Honor Society in Neuroscience, founded in 2006 by the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience  in spring 2012. Nine neuroscience majors and two faculty will be inducted as Charter members of the society on April 28.