2017 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.

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

Event was held March 13, 2017 at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute
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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 Fralin Biomedical 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 Fralin Biomedical 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 Fralin Biomedical Research Institute
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Greg J. Duncan, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor
University of California, Irvine