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Brain Month at Columbia 2014

Brain Month at Columbia

JoIN uS For BraIN moNTh aT columBIa uNIverSITy

The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute celebrates March as Brain Month at Columbia University. Public events across the Morningside campus and the Medical Center will bring the excitement of new findings about the brain to people of all ages.

BraIN-gazINg: a vISual JourNey From The coSmoS To The SelF

Friday, March 7, 7:00 p.m.
301 Pupin Hall

Join Matt Turk, Columbia University associate research scientist, and Jonathan Fisher, neuroscientist at New York Medical College, to preview Neurodome, a new planetarium journey through the brain. Together they will trace a beam of light from the outer reaches of the solar system into the brain.

Neural ImagININg: The BraIN SeeN Through FIlm

Monday, March 10, 7:30–9:00 p.m.
417 International Affairs Building

We are our brains, but there’s much we don’t know about them, and hence about ourselves. In this program, curated by Imagine Science Films, we’ll explore the power of film to illuminate the brain using documentary, science fiction, essay, and cutting-edge neuro-imaging. Expert panel discussion to follow.

Community Brain Expo

Wednesday, March 12, 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Kolb Annex, 40 Haven Avenue
Columbia University Medical Center

Students, parents, and teachers: Come out to test, trick, and learn about the brain through demonstrations, experiments, and activities for all ages. Participants can arrive at any time and will come away with a greater appreciation of the three-pound organ that rules the body.

The BraIN IN arT aNd ScIeNce

Thursday, March 13, 7:00 p.m.
Amphitheater 1, College of Physicians and Surgeons 630 West 168th Street
Columbia University Medical Center

Columbia University neuroscientist Michael Goldberg, artist Ellen K. Levy, and Suzanne Dikker, a neurolinguist from New York University, discuss perception and consciousness at the intersection of science and art. Part of the CUriosity3 series.

auTISm: humaN SocIal BehavIor aNd commuNIcaTIoN

Wednesday, March 19, 6:30 p.m.
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway

Join autism expert and clinical psychologist Catherine Lord, of Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, as she discusses emerging insights in autism. Part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lectures.