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Belmont Celebrates Brain Awareness Week

The Psychological Science and Neuroscience Programs at Belmont hosted numerous events to celebrate Brain Awareness Week (BAW) March 14 – 18. BAW is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Every March, the campaign unites efforts of partner organizations worldwide in a celebration of the brain for people of all ages.

The week’s events included Dr. Jeffrey Schall, Vanderbilt University, who spoke about his experience as a neuroscientist and how he works with law enforcement. A movie night was held where Awakenings was shown and Dr. Giordano, professor of psychological sciences, answered questions about the movie and clinical psychology.

Dr. Lori McGrew, professor of neuroscience, presented “Structures and Functions of Your Brain” where students dissected sheep brains to understand how the brain looks and functions. An addiction recovery panel featured a pharmacist and a group of individuals who described their experiences with addiction. The week ended with lawyer Blake Gilbert’s presentation on how the brain and psychology are considered under the law.

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