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The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences at Nova Southeastern University Celebrates Brain Awareness Week

Ft. Lauderdale (Davie), Fla. – In celebration of international Brain Awareness Week, the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will host a variety of events featuring interactive expos and presentations by students and faculty members.

These events, which are free and open to the NSU community, are co-hosted by the college’s Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Division of Math, Science, and Technology. 

Monday, March 12, 2012
Neuroanatomy and Evolution Day
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Don Taft University Center

Learn about brain and eye dissections, sensory disorders, and the evolution of the human brain and behavior.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The Sensational Cognitive Brain
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Don Taft University Center

Learn about language, attention, memory, learning, visual illusions, taste-bud counting, and the mirror box (invented by V.S. Ramachandran). Plus, make and eat your own candy neuron.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Healthy and Not-So-Healthy Minds
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Don Taft University Center

Learn about mental disorders, autism, and EEG and GSR recording.

Friday, March 16, 2012 Stress and Electrophysiological Techniques
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Don Taft University Center

Learn about the effects of stress on the brain, electrophysiological recordings, and action-potential recordings.

Saturday, March 24, 2012
I Lobe the Brain
2:00–3:00 p.m.
Alvin Sherman Library

This corresponding 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 in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, at (954) 262-8469.

Media Contact:
Felecia Henderson, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5315 (office), 954-383-4695 (cell), fhenders@nova.edu