Neuroscience: Brain, Behavior, and Society

Dates: June 28 to August 9th

Synchronous Course Meetings:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 7:00pm to 8:30pm EST

Instructor: Rebecca Plona

Grade Level: 11, 12

Course Description:

Neuroscience is the exciting exploration of the biological underpinnings of all human behavior and is an increasingly popular and important field of study. Students will develop a nuanced understanding of both the anatomy and physiology of the brain, and will investigate the biological roots and impact of such phenomena as sleep, stress, and bias. Students will have the opportunity to complete an independent investigation into a social issue and  propose a response through the lens of their understanding of neuroscience.

Essential Questions include:

  • How does our brain govern our behavior? 
  • How does our biology affect our experiences in the world? 
  • How does understanding our brain help us to create social change?