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Neuroscience: Inside the Brain STEM Academy

July 2-19 (no class July 4); 9:30am-3pm | Ages 14-18 | $1000

Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building

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Registration for this class closes on Sunday, June 24th at 11:59pm. If you wish to register for this class after that date, please call 303-492-7188.

How does the brain control all that we do and how do scientists study this largely unknown frontier? This Academy will dive into topics such as sensory systems, learning and memory, and behavior, and explore numerous questions about the mind and brain from a variety of different perspectives, including anatomy and physiology, neuroscience, psychology, and cognitive science. This course begins with an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the brain, as we learn about different brain structures and their related functions. Hands-on activities and experiments, together with laboratory tours and guest presentations, will build on this foundation and develop our understanding of the brain. We’ll explore the topics of intelligence and artificial intelligence, brain plasticity in the context of development, and the role that genetics may play in behavior. Students will also engage in mini-experiments on topics such as memory, sensory processing, and cognitive load, in order to learn how scientists conduct research on the brain.

 

Age Policy: Careful consideration is used to determine age levels for all classes. To provide the highest quality experience for all students, it is necessary to adhere to the specified age range for this class.

Summer Program Cancellation and Transfer Policy: Cancellations made more than 15 business days prior to the start of the class will incur a $35 administrative fee. NO refunds will be given for cancellations made within 15 business days of the start of the class. In the event that a class is cancelled by Science Discovery, registrants will receive a full refund. Transfer requests made up to 15 days prior to the start of the class will incur a $15 administrative fee. Transfer requests made within 15 business days will incur a $35 administrative fee.