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Brain Awareness Week: Interactive Events Will Provide Plenty to Think About, March 15 and 16

In celebration of international Brain Awareness Week, the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences will host a variety of on-campus events, featuring interactive expos and presentations by students and faculty members. These events are free, open to the NSU community and are co-hosted by the college’s Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Division of Math, Science, and Technology.

Tuesday, Mar. 12
The Cognitive Brain
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Parker Building | Front (East) Entrance

Learn about language, attention, memory, and the act of learning itself. Plus, make and eat your own candy neuron.

Wednesday, Mar. 13
Healthy and Not-So-Healthy Minds
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Parker Building | Front (East) Entrance

Learn about mental disorders, autism, and disturbed and criminal minds.

Thursday, Mar. 14
Sensation and Perception
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Parker Building | Front (East) Entrance

Learn about sensory disorders, visual illusions, exotic sensory systems, and normal sensory processing.

Friday, Mar. 15
Stress and Electrophysiological Techniques
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Parker Building | Front (East) Entrance

Learn about the effects of stress on the brain through activities with electrophysiological recordings and action-potential recordings.

Saturday, Mar. 16
I Lobe the Brain
2:00–3:00 p.m.
Alvin Sherman Library

This event, suitable for children ages 3 and up, will feature hands-on activities, craft projects, and games.

For more information about these Brain Awareness Week events, contact Leanne Boucher, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, at (954) 262-8469.