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Brain Education Week

ORGANIZED BY:
Yale University

Event Date + Time:
March 15 6:00 pm - March 19 7:30 pm

Event Location:
New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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About This Event


Event Description:

Every year during the Dana Foundation’s Brain Awareness Week, graduate students from the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program at Yale organize Brain Education Day (BED). Over the past ten years, the in-person event brings 80-100 local 6th-12th grade students to Yale’s medical campus for a full day of learning about neuroscience from faculty, graduate students, postbacs, and postdocs. Attendees hear from a talk from a faculty member about their science and their pathway to get there, and then rotate through four stations to learn about sensory physiology, how we image human brains, brain-machine interfaces and programming, and brain anatomy through a sheep brain dissection. Last year, we moved the event online and students heard graduate student presentations about their journey to science and their current research. This year, we are planning a series of virtual events where students will engage in hands-on sensory physiology activities using kits we send home to the students, hear graduate student presentations about their journeys to science, and participate in virtual real-time “experiments” to learn about human cognition including topics such as memory and executive function.

Type(s) of Event:

Lecture/Briefing, Online/Virtual, Workshop

Audiences:

High school students (9-12), Middle school students (6-8)

Required Registration?

Yes

Organizer’s Details


Organizing Institution:

Yale University

Contact Information:

Name: Ankita Gumaste

Phone: 6096513288

Email: yalebrainoutreach@gmail.com

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