2015 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.

Understanding the Cerebral Cortex: The Legacy of Roanoke’s Vernon Mountcastle

Event was held March 16, 2015 at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michael Friedlander, PhD

Professor and Executive Director, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Food for Thought: Chefs Celebrate Brain Awareness Week

Event was held March 16, 2015 at restaurants and specialty stores

At the Crossroads: Art, Science, Research

Event was held March 17, 2015 at Moss Arts Center

Development of the Social Brain [Brain School 2015 seminar]

Event was held March 18, 2015 at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Pearl Chiu, PhD

The Developing Brain: Conception to Birth [Brain School 2015 seminar]

Event was held March 23, 2015 at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michael Fox, PhD

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

How the Earliest Experiences in Life Affect a Baby’s Brain and Behavior [Brain School 2015 seminar]

Event was held March 25, 2015 at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Craig Ramey, PhD

Professor and Distinguished Research Scholar, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute