Brain Awareness Week

It’s all in your head. Everything you need to imagine, to ponder, to remember, to invent. The Virginia Tech community will be celebrating that notable three-pound contraption – the human brain – during Brain Awareness Week.

The official, international commemoration of Brain Awareness Week takes place from March 13 through March 19. As a part of Brain Awareness Week, the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute will host two lectures on the only organ to name itself. More details will be available shortly.

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Fralin Biomedical Research Institute to present the good, bad, and ugly at 7th Annual Brain School

March 5, 2019

Experts will share extraordinary facts about about the brain during this series of community lectures in Roanoke from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 11 through Thursday, March 14.

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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Normal Aging vs. Dementia: What's Happening to Me?

March 14, 2019 6 p.m.

Brian Unwin, M.D. Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Carilion Clinic

By Bradley Anglin

The Aging Brain: Targeting Synapses to Prevent Cognitive Decline

March 14, 2019 5:30 p.m.

Gregorio Valdez, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Science, Virginia Tech Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of ...

By Bradley Anglin

Ringing the Bell on Getting Your Bell Rung

March 13, 2019 6 p.m.

Melanie Prusakowski, M.D. Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, VTCSOM and Carilion Clinic

By Bradley Anglin

Shedding Some Light into Sleep Problems in Modern Times

March 12, 2019 6 p.m.

Edmundo Rubio, M.D. Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Carilion Clinic

By Bradley Anglin

What Frogs have Taught Us About Our Rhythms and Blues

March 12, 2019 5:30 p.m.

Michael Fox, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC Director, Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Science, ...

By Bradley Anglin

Insights from Animal Brains that are Shaping Our Future

March 11, 2019 6 p.m.

Audra Van Wart, Ph.D. Director of Education and Training, and Administrative Assistant Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC Assistant VP for Health Sciences Education, Virginia Tech Assistant Professor of ...

By Bradley Anglin

How Different Brains Construct Different Views of the World: From Rattlesnakes to Electric Fish to Owls to Kids

March 11, 2019 5:30 p.m.

Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D. Executive Director, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology, Virginia Tech Senior Dean for Research, Virginia Tech Carilion School of ...

By Bradley Anglin

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

Early Childhood Education: What Works and What Doesn't

March 12, 2017 7:32 p.m.

Greg J. Duncan, Ph.D., will conclude Brain School 2017 with a talk on early childhood education. At the beginning of kindergarten, children from low-income households are already a year behind ...

Shaping Children's Brains and Behavior: New Findings

March 12, 2017 7:30 p.m.

Sharon Landesman Ramey, Ph.D., will continue Brain School 2017 on March 13 with a presentation on neurorehabilitation. Brain School is free, yet registration is required as space is limited.

From Brains to Bytes to Brain-Computer-Interfaces

March 12, 2017 7:29 p.m.

Stephen M. LaConte, Ph.D., will continue Brain School 2017 on March 14 with a presentation on neurofeedback. Brain School is free, yet registration is required as space is limited.

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

March 12, 2017 7:28 p.m.

Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D., will launch Brain School 2017 on March 13 with a presentation on neuroplasticity. Brain School is free, yet registration is required as space is limited.