UT Brainstorms: A Conversation on the BrainUT BRAINSTORMS: A Conversation on the Brain

The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Texas at Austin is excited to announce their new public outreach and education program: UT Brainstorms: A Conversation on the Brain. This public outreach series provides information accessible to non-scientific audiences about a variety of neuroscience topics that relate to normal brain function, neurological diseases, overall brain health and how neuroscience research can improve everyday life.  This public education event is free to the community, however, we do ask that you RSVP if you would like to attend.

When: The dates for the Brainstorms lectures are listed below.  A different topic and faculty speaker will be featured each date.   Please check back regularly to learn more about upcoming speakers and topics!

Where: All Brainstorms public outreach events will be held on UT Campus at the Thompson Conference Center (TCC), Auditorium 1.110.  TCC is located at 2405 Robert Dedman Dr., Austin, Texas 78712. 

Parking: Complimentary parking is available on-site at TCC on a first-come, first-served basis in Lot 40, which is located at the intersection of Red River at Dean Keeton streets.  Additional paid parking is available nearby in Manor Garage (MAG) on Clyde Littlefield Drive. 

Click here for additional information about the location and a map of TCC and parking lots.



SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018, 3:30-5:00PM

SPEAKER:  DR. Michael Mauk, professor of neuroscience

TOPIC:  the broken brain, a conversation about how brain damage informs us about brain function





Future UT Brainstorms dates: Speaker and topic to be announced

Fall 2018 Dates:


  • September 16, 2017: The Forgetting Brain, A Conversation about Memory, Alzheimer's, and Other Memory Disorders, Dr. Michael Mauk
  • October 14, 2017: The Miswired Brain, A Conversation about Autism, Dr. Audrey Brumback
  • November 9, 2017: The Eloquent Brain, A Conversation about Language and Thought, Dr. Alexander Huth 
  • January 27, 2018:  The Addicted Brain, A Conversation about Alcohol and Drug Addiction, Dr. Robert Messing  Click Here to View Video  
  • February 15, 2018:  The Frightened Brain, A Conversation about Fear and Anxiety, Dr. Michael Drew Click Here to View Video   
  • March 24, 2018: The Plastic Brain, A Conversation about Learning and Memory, Dr. Laura Colgin                                         
  • April 21, 2018: The Vulnerable Brain, A Conversation about Predisposition to Alzheimer's and Other Neurological Disorders, Dr. Jonathan Pierce
  • May 17, 2018: The Electrical Brain, A Conversation about Neural Signaling and Epilepsy, Dr. MacKenzie Howard