In recognition of this year’s Brain Awareness Week (March 13−17), LearningLife has joined forces with the University’s Department of Neuroscience and the Brain Conditions arm of MnDRIVE (Minnesota Discovery and Research Innovation Economy Initiative) to present this unique opportunity to consider and celebrate the human brain.
The day will include lectures, illustrated presentations, video, and brains-on activities led by four of the University’s finest neuroscience researchers and educators.
Topics include: The Three Pound Universe in Your Head with Dr. Tim Ebner; How Does the Brain Do That? with Dr. Janet Dubinsky; How We Make Decisions and How Those Decisions Go Wrong with Dr. A. David Redish; and Bending and Mending the Brain or Pinpointing the Causes of Brain Disorders and Discovering New Treatments with Dr. Patrick Rothwell.
From learning about the molecular- and network-level building blocks of the brain to peering into the future of neuroscience, the day is certain to be a sensory feast of and for the mind!
Tuition includes breakfast and lunch.
Offered in cooperation with the Department of Neuroscience
and MnDRIVE Brain Conditions.
A project of the Dana Foundation, Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. In 2016, BAW partners hosted 800 events in 43 countries and 40 states.
Janet M. Dubinsky, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is a Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota where her research examines subcellular changes in neurons that may signal the presence and severity of neurodegenerative diseases. She is chair of the University’s Neuroscience Outreach Committee.
Timothy Ebner, MD, PhD, University of Minnesota, is the Max E. and Mary LaDue Pickworth Endowed Chair in Neuroscience and head of the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota. Ebner also is chair of the leadership team for the brain conditions arm of the Minnesota Discovery and Research Innovation Economy initiative (MnDRIVE).
A. David Redish, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University, is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota whose research interests include the brain systems responsible for decision-making behavior.
Patrick Rothwell, PhD, University of Minnesota, is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota where he also is a neuromodulation scholar for the brain conditions arm of the Minnesota Discovery and Research Innovation Economy initiative (MnDRIVE).