That relatively small amount of gray and white matter behind your forehead is expensive for your body to support, requiring as much as 25% of your body's resources. Your brain in so many ways governs and reveals who you are and who you are becoming. This class will help you become better acquainted with your brain—its structures, chemistry, and functioning. Neuroscience is a relatively young field, enabled by sophisticated, new medical scanning hardware and software, employed today by some 40,000 researchers worldwide to look inside the brain in real time. We will consider what this young science can show us about your brain during adolescence as you build the architecture that will support it for the rest of your life.
You are literally creating your adult brain as you learn, make decisions, take risks, and relate to others. This is an exciting and unique time in your personal history and in human history to get to know the brain that you are building every day. You will find the study of your brain helpful, informative, inspiring, and amazing!
- Minimum recommended age: 11
- Instructor: Dr. Greg Richards
- Tuesdays, 12:45-1:45 PM ET
- 6 classes
- September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19