Events for Adults and Teens
The CANLab offers presentations on psychology and neuroscience, tailored to any age group. Presentations typically range from 30-60 minutes and can follow a lecture, seminar, or Q&A format. We can discuss topics such as: the aging brain, the life of a scientist, how memory works, the representation of memory in literature and film, neuroanatomy, neuroimaging, and psychology research methods. We welcome the opportunity to present in venues such as senior centers, lifetime learning classes, and afterschool programs.
Events for Children
We offer hands-on activities to help younger children learn about the brain and about specific cognitive abilities. Examples include building model brains out of playdough, using an egg-drop to demonstrate the importance of head protection, or playing "pin the spinal cord on the brain."
Brain Awareness Week Activities
Brain Awareness Week is an international campaign dedicated to advancing public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. The CANLab is proud to work with other laboratories at Boston College to participate in this initiative.
-- To learn more about Brain Awareness Week, visit: http://www.dana.org/brainweek
-- To learn about Boston College's outreach activities during this week, please contact Kelly Bennion
Each summer, the CANLab welcomes one talented high school student to join our laboratoryas a volunteer intern. The student has the opportunity to participate in all aspects of our research. Please contact us if you are an interested student or a parent or teacher who recommends a student for this research opportunity. Students must be at least 16 years of age and must be able to get themselves to and from the Boston College campus (We are accessible via T).
The CANLab facilitates exposure to the scientific research process byinviting interested students or teachers to tour our laboratory at Boston College. Please contact us for more information.
Science Outreach at Boston College
Since 2006, the Women in Science and Technology program at Boston College has brought high school girls to campus to expose them to scientific research. Psychology modules have been included as part of this program since 2011, introducing students to topics such as event-related potentials, polysomnography, and neuropsychological testing.