By David Hungate
Brain School events continue today
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 decision-making capacity and how the brain can interface with the outside world through digital devices.
The school will run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, through Thursday, March 15, with each evening focusing on a different topic as a part of an international Brain Awareness Week campaign.
This year’s Brain School will mix panel discussions with interactive lecture-style presentations, with a different topic featured each evening. A welcoming reception will precede each brain school class at 5:30 p.m., followed by the lectures and panel discussions at 6 p.m. A special student exhibit will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 15.
• Tuesday, March 13, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.: “The Nature of Addiction”
• Wednesday, March 14, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.: “Brain Invasion: How Small Things Have Big Consequences”
• Thursday, March 15, 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.: “Student Science at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute”
• Thursday, March 15, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.: “Kids’ Night: Digital Devices and Development”