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Neuroscience Research

Three-Week Summer Science Program 2024

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Did you know that the brain weighs only three pounds, but uses 20% of the oxygen you breathe and is more powerful than any computer on the planet?

This program will cover neurobiology and neurochemistry, focusing on the components of neurons, transmission of signals and impulses, and different types of signaling molecules involved in the nervous system. Additionally, we’ll provide a detailed look at the pathways and components of the visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, and somatosensory systems, then moving on to higher order processes and functions such as learning and memory, emotion, drugs and addiction, stress, and sleep. 

This is a competitive admissions summer research program designed for teens.

July 15 – August 2, 2024 | Gann/Bentley Waltham, MA

More About: Awards – Research Programs – Sample Week 

 
Students do an experiment in the Neuroscience Research three-week summer science program

Students will cover the human neural systems, provide a detailed look at the pathways and components of the visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, and somatosensory systems. 

The program will also cover the higher order processes and functions such as learning and memory, emotion, drugs and addiction, stress and sleep.

Neuroscience is always one of our most popular programs!

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Instructor: Dr. Aaron Bradford

Dr. Bradford completed his undergraduate education in Chemistry from the prestigious Colby College before earning his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Integrative Toxicology from Michigan State University. He followed this with postdoctoral research in cell and molecular neurobiology where he collaborated with teams at institutions such as Brown University and the Broad Institute. Dr. Bradford is currently a professor at Bentley University and Lesley University.

Student Comments

“The neuroscience program covered the basics of brain anatomy, as well as the somatosensory system and neurological disorders. [Our teacher] was engaging and open to answering our questions. I enjoyed our field trips to the Boston Children’s Hospital and the VA Hospital because they gave insight into different neuroscience fields.”

“I enjoyed the field trips and dissections. The teacher was extremely knowledgeable about the field and made an effort to provide students with exposure to real world development in neuroscience.”

“I really enjoyed the program because it helped me to learn about neuroscience. However, more importantly, it was a pleasure to understand that neuroscience is actually something that I would like to devote my life to.”

Students do an experiment in the Neuroscience Research three-week summer science program

Note: This page represents our best expectations for the program we will deliver, but is subject to change. We will update this page as new information becomes available.

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