Brain School

Come on down to the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, and learn about The Amazing Adaptive Brain! This year's program will introduce such topics as how the brain adaptively controls and modifies our visual perception automatically; the causes, effects, and adaptions to epileptic seizures; the effects of getting older and adaptive strategies for how our brains learn and remember; and the mechanisms of pain, how our brains adapt to it, and new ways to treat it.

The school will run four evenings: March 14, 15, 16, and 17.

Brain School is free and open to the public, yet registration is required as space is limited. To register, visit our Eventbrite page or, especially if you have an older Internet Explorer browser, email us.

Free parking is available in the nearby lot and parking garage.

Brain School 2016 is part of the institute’s commemoration of Brain Awareness Week.

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Brain School events continue today

March 12, 2018

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s sixth annual Brain School, Hijacking and Augmenting the Brain: Drugs, Bugs, and Devices, will focus on how outside factors can influence the brain’s chemistry and ...

VTCRI to host sixth annual Brain School, other Brain Awareness Week activities

March 5, 2018

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s sixth annual Brain School, “[Hijacking and Augmenting the Brain: Drugs, Bugs, and Devices](http://research.vtc.vt.edu/events/brain-school/),” will focus on how outside factors can influence the brain’s ...

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute to host Brain Awareness Week

Feb. 16, 2017

Scientists will reveal more about what they have learned about the brain’s developmental journey when the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute opens its doors for its fifth annual Brain School ...

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Brain School: Kids' Night: Digital Devices and Development

March 15, 2018 5:36 p.m.

This panel discussion will address the positive and negative aspects of today’s digital world, and how technological advancements affect human development. The panel will be co-moderated by Stephen LaConte, an ...

By Bradley Anglin

Brain School: Brain Invasion: How Small Things Have Big Consequences

March 14, 2018 6 p.m.

The tiny drivers of your brain and behavior – neurotransmitters – can be hijacked by parasites and even your own biology. This lecture will be presented by Michael Fox, an ...

By Bradley Anglin

Brain School: The Nature of Addiction

March 13, 2018 11:23 a.m.

Addiction has traditionally been treated as an acute problem, but the current clinical, research, and social landscapes are converging to approach addiction as a chronic disease. This panel discussion will ...

By Bradley Anglin