Brain Awareness Week: Interactive Events Will Offer Plenty to Think About

Brain AwarenessThe Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Brain Awareness Week (an international campaign) with interactive demonstrations, family-friendly activities, and more than 30 student-led projects and presentations. Co-hosted by the college’s Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Division of Math, Science, and Technology, the events are free and open to the NSU community.

“Neuro-Fantastic” Student Presentations
Thursday, March 12, 2015
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Parker Building | Front (East) Entrance

Students and faculty members will lead activities including a look at cow eyes, sheep brains, and models of the human brain, eye, and ear; an EEG demonstration (measuring neural activity from surface of scalp); and other concepts to explore.

Student posters will illuminate—among other topics—neurological disorders and various therapies; the neural correlates of some perceptual illusions; an explanation of how our senses work; and a look at perception among different animals.

“I Lobe the Brain”
Sunday, April 12, 2015
2:00–3:00 p.m. Alvin Sherman Library

Kids ages five and older can learn about the brain through active demonstrations, hands-on activities, craft projects, and games. Students and faculty members will lead the activities.

For more information about Brain Awareness Week, contact Leanne Boucher, Ph.D., associate professor at the college, at (954) 262-8469.

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