Brain Awareness Week March 13-16

Brain Awareness Week 2017 kicks off March 13 with the fifth annual William G. Luttge Lectureship in Neuroscience, sponsored by the McKnight Brain Research Foundation. This year’s speaker is James L. McGaugh, Ph.D., research professor of neurobiology and behavior at the University of California, Irvine. McGaugh, who has published more than 550 articles and chapters on the link between emotion, stress hormones and memory, will speak on “Making Lasting Memories.” The lecture will begin at noon in the DeWeese Auditorium.

Also during Brain Awareness Week — a global campaign to increase public awareness for brain research — UF undergraduate and graduate students will visit local schools and host students, leading interactive activities and giving a basic understanding of how the brain works. If you are interested in volunteering, contact BAW outreach coordinator Leslie Gaynor at

Events are hosted by the North Central Florida Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. Other events include a poster competition, panel discussion and data blitz. For more information, please click here.