Neuroscience Summer Workshop 2012
JULY 9 - 13, 2012
Neuroscience Workshop -
Our central nervous systems make it possible for us to interact with the world around us, from our ability to perceive what is "out there" to our ability to interpret emotional experience. Exploring how our nervous systems are organized and function can therefore help us better understand who we are and help us understand and alleviate some of the devastating medical problems that arise when there is disease or trauma in the nervous system. In this workshop we will introduce teachers and students to some of the methods used by neuroscientists, including:
- Molecular and imaging techniques designed to illustrate how genes affect the structure and function of the nervous system and how those genes are affected by what an organism does.
- Physiological techniques that allow us to eavesdrop on the cells of the nervous system as they talk to one another.
- Behavioral techniques that illustrate how hormones and brain chemicals can regulate behavior.
For more information on any of the summer workshops please feel free to contact:
6500 College Station
Brunswick, Maine 04011 207-735-3072
To apply please submit:
- The application form and statement of your interest in the program.
- A letter of support from a school administrator.