About This Event
Every year during the Dana Foundation’s Brain Awareness Week, graduate students from the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program at Yale organize Brain Education Day (BED). Over the past ten years, the in-person event brings 80-100 local 6th-12th grade students to Yale’s medical campus for a full day of learning about neuroscience from faculty, graduate students, postbacs, and postdocs. Attendees hear from a talk from a faculty member about their science and their pathway to get there, and then rotate through four stations to learn about sensory physiology, how we image human brains, brain-machine interfaces and programming, and brain anatomy through a sheep brain dissection. Last year, we moved the event online and students heard graduate student presentations about their journey to science and their current research. This year, we are planning a series of virtual events where students will engage in hands-on sensory physiology activities using kits we send home to the students, hear graduate student presentations about their journeys to science, and participate in virtual real-time “experiments” to learn about human cognition including topics such as memory and executive function.