Starting with prenatal development, students will learn the structures and functions of the brain – one of the largest and most complex organs in the human body. They will investigate how neurons create connections, and how those synapses change during learning. Hands-on learning activities will include brain dissection, peripheral nerve testing, brain plasticity, and mirror neurons. Students will also study how nutrition can improve brain health and function, and learn about diseases, headaches, sleep, autism, neurotransmitters, and depression.
Firing on all Synapses!
About Expand Your Mind
For Rising 8th-12th Grade Students
A Unique Experience on a College Campus
Expand Your Mind brings together talented students from across the Twin Cities, the nation, and the world for intensive learning and discovery during two 2-week summer sessions. Located on the beautiful campus of Macalester College, EYM challenges students academically while developing leadership skills, instilling self-confidence, and fostering lifelong friendships among like-minded peers.