Tag Archives: Neuroscience

Gunawansa ’14 Wins Luce Scholarship

Nicole Gunawansa

Nicole Gunawansa, a senior at Washington and Lee University, has won a Luce Scholarship that will enable her to spend 10 months living and working in Asia.

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W&L Teaches "Science of the Brain" to Local Elementary Students

(Left to right): Eliza Parrott '14, Megan Fulcher, Charlotte Magee '15, Randl Dent '15, Kingsley Schroeder '14

Keeping the interest of kindergarteners through second-graders at the end of a long day isn't easy. But an after-school program conducted at Rockbridge County's Central Elementary School succeeded in doing so, teaching them about parts of the brain, brain development, how the brain impacts behavior and how environment impacts the brain.

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W&L Neuroscientist Sees Promise, Problems with Brain Mapping Initiative

Tyler Lorig, Ruth Parmly Professor and Head of Neuroscience, Washington and Lee Universitu

Washington and Lee neuroscientist Tyler Lorig has mixed views of the BRAIN Project announced by President Obama this month.

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Duke Cancelmo Is Final Speaker in W&L's Good Life Series

Richard P. "Duke" Cancelmo '80

Richard P. “Duke” Cancelmo Jr., a partner with Bridgeway Capital, will be the final speaker in Washington and Lee’s yearlong “Questioning the Good Life” interdisciplinary seminar series on Thursday, March 28, at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater of Elrod Commons.

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University of Wisconsin Professor Richard Davidson to Speak on “Happiness is a Skill”

Richard J. Davidson

Richard J. Davidson of the University of Wisconsin will present the next lecture in Washington and Lee’s yearlong “Questioning the Good Life” interdisciplinary seminar series on March 19 at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater of Elrod Commons.

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Neuroscience Expert Headlines W&L’s Institute for Honor Symposium

Michael Gazzaniga

Michael Gazzaniga, professor of psychology and director of The SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will deliver the keynote address at the 13th annual Institute for Honor Symposium at Washington and Lee University on Friday, March 1.

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Duke's Swartzwelder to Address Alcohol's Effects on the Brain

Scott Swartzwelder

Duke professor Scott Swartzwelder to address alcohol's long-lasting effects on the brain at Washington and Lee on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater of Elrod Commons.

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Keaton Fletcher Wins Elmes Pathfinder Prize in Psychology

Keaton Fletcher, Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Keaton Fletcher, a Washington and Lee University senior from Littleton, Colo., has been named the 2012 recipient of the David G. Elmes Pathfinder Prize in Psychology.

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MIT Neuroscientist Mark Bear to Lecture at W&L

Mark Bear

Mark Bear, the Picower Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 9 a.m. in Science Center 214.

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New IQ Center Will Enhance Science at W&L

Helen I'Anson, professor of biology, Washington and Lee University

The first phase of the new Integrative and Quantitative (IQ) Center at Washington and Lee University is underway, with a projected opening date of June 2013.

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