2014 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 four lectures on the only organ to name itself.

Mapping Depression Circuits: Foundation for New Treatment Strategies Using Deep Brain Stimulation [Brain School seminar]

Event was held March 6, 2014 at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Helen Mayberg, MD

Professor, Psychiatry, Neurology, and Radiology; Dorothy C. Fuqua Chair of Psychiatric Neuroimaging and Therapeutics; Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia; Member, NAS Institute of Medicine

Your Brain on Advertising

Event was held March 12, 2014 at Science Museum of Western Virginia

Ann Harvey, PhD

Research Scientist, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Brain Assembly: Making the Right Connections Through Genes and Experience [Brain School seminar]

Event was held March 13, 2014 at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michael Fox, PhD

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

How Social Relationships Help Build (and Rehabilitate) Our Brains [Brain School seminar]

Event was held March 20, 2014 at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Sharon Ramey, PhD

Professor and Distinguished Research Scholar, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

The Biological Basis of How We Learn, Remember, and Use Information [Brain School seminar]

Event was held March 27, 2014 at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michael Friedlander, PhD

Executive Director, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, and Associate Professor for Health Sciences, Virginia Tech