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    Wake Forest Summer Immersion: Neuroscience Institute


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Category: STEM
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    • Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $6,999
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    From the molecular to the philosophical – explore how the brain develops, functions, and learns.

    Neuroscience is an exciting and rapidly growing interdisciplinary field encompassing the study of the nervous system and its role in regulating behavior. Students will examine the structure of the brain through hands-on dissection, and learn how drugs affect the brain and how sensory systems detect stimuli in the environment.

    Topics Covered: 

    • Neuroanatomy
    • Neurobiology
    • Behavioral Neuroscience
    • Neuropharmacology
    • Electrophysiology

    Hands-On Experiences:

    • Explore neuroanatomy through the dissection of a sheep brain
    • Observe electrophysiological experiments
    •  Research and present neuroscience poster project
    • Visit neuroscience labs, fMRI, and MEG
    • Field trip to the Nonhuman Primates & Large Animal Research Center

    Hands-on experiences are subject to change