2017 Brain School

It’s all in your head. Everything you need to imagine, to ponder, to remember, to invent. The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute will be celebrating that notable three-pound lump of tissue – the human brain – with its sixth annual Brain School, a highlight of the institute’s commemoration of Brain Awareness Week. This year's program will focus on how outside factors, from drugs to bugs to digital devices, influence the brain.

The school will run three evenings: March 13, 14, and 15. Each panel will begin at 6 p.m. and last approximately an hour. A reception will precede the event at 5:30 p.m.

Brain School is free and open to the public, yet registration is required as space is limited. To register, visit our Qualtrics Survey or email us.

Free parking is available in the nearby parking garage.

Brain School 2018 is part of the institute’s commemoration of Brain Awareness Week.

Your Brain is Not Wireless (Yet): How Do You Change Connectivity Between Your Neuronal Landlines?

Event was held March 13, 2017 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
( Watch archived webcast )

Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D.

Founding Executive Director, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology, Virginia Tech

From Brains to Bytes to Brain-Computer-Interfaces

Event was held March 14, 2017 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
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Stephen M. LaConte, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Associate Professor, Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences

Shaping Children's Brains and Behavior: New Findings

Event was held March 15, 2017 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
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Sharon Landesman Ramey, Ph.D.

Professor and Distinguished Research Scholar, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Research Professor, Department of Psychology, Virginia Tech

Early Childhood Education: What Works and What Doesn't

Event was held March 16, 2017 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
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Greg J. Duncan, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor
University of California, Irvine