At the Brain Insight Lectures, free and open to the public, eminent Columbia scholars examine how brain science intersects with everyday life. Speakers have included Olajide Williams, MD, who spoke about how to prevent stroke in communities of color; Frances Champagne, PhD, who discussed how our early experiences shape our behavior; and Thomas M. Jessell, PhD, who shared his groundbreaking work on the neuroscience of movement.
These lectures are the scientific cornerstone of our Teacher-Scholar program, which introduces middle and high school science teachers in NYC to cutting-edge brain science for the duration of a school year. Using the lectures as case studies, the teachers participate in workshops and create a lesson plan each semester that brings neuroscience back to their classrooms. Teachers who complete the program emerge with greater knowledge of neuroscience, a deeper understanding of the scientific process and a toolbox of concrete ways to implement their knowledge in the classroom.
These programs are made possible with generous support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
October 13, 2016
October 11, 2016
Representations of the Olfactory World in the Brain
How stereotypes affect how we live, work, play, and pray
New insights into Traumatic Brain Injury
A talk with Dr. Eric Kandel, MD