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UT BRAINSTORMS: A Conversation on the Brain 

The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Texas at Austin is excited to announce that UT Brainstorms: A Conversation on the Brain, is returning for a third season, once again at the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium! The purpose of UT Brainstorms is to connect with the Austin community, and ultimately with the Texas community, to inform and educate about neuroscience research and the influences it has on our daily lives.  We seek a two-way conversation where we share our expertise about the brain and we listen to what it means in people’s lives and to the challenges they face as it relates to the brain. 

 

When: The dates for the 2019-20 UT Brainstorms Series 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 Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium.  The LBJ Auditorium is located at 2313 Red River Street, Austin, Texas 78712. 

Parking: Complimentary parking is available on-site 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. 

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Click here for additional information about the location and directions.

 

UT BRAINSTORMS 2019-20 DATES:

 

Saturday, November 16, 2019, 3:30-5:00PM

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DR. MARISA TOUPS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

The embodied brain: a conversation about intersecting physical and mental health

 

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 7:00-8:30PM

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DRS. CHRISTINE COUGHLIN, HANNAH ROOME AND NICOLE VARGA, The university of Texas at austin

The remembering brain: A conversation about how memory contributes to children and adults’ ability to navigate the world, acquire new knowledge, and imagine their future.

 

Friday, January 24, 2020, 7:00-8:30PM

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SPEAKER:  TBA

TOPIC:  TBA

 

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 3:30-5:00PM

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SPEAKER:  TBA

TOPIC:  TBA

 

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 3:30-5:00PM

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SPEAKER:  DR. HAROLD ZAKON, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

TOPIC:  The ancient brain: a conversation about how our brains evolved

 

Friday, April 3, 2020, 7:00-8:30PM

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SPEAKER:  TBA

TOPIC:  TBA

 

Friday, May 8, 2020, 7:00-8:30PM

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SPEAKER:  TBA

TOPIC:  TBA

 


PAST BRAINSTORMS:
  • 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 Click Here to View Video  
  • April 21, 2018: The Vulnerable Brain, A Conversation about Predisposition to Alzheimer's and Other Neurological Disorders, Dr. Jonathan Pierce Click Here to View Video
  • May 17, 2018: The Electrical Brain, A Conversation about Neural Signaling and Epilepsy, Dr. MacKenzie Howard Click Here to View Video
  • June 9, 2018: The Broken Brain: A Conversation about How Brain Damage Informs Us About Brain Function, Dr. Michael Mauk Click Here to View Video
  • September 29, 2018: The Craving Brain: A Conversation about Vulnerability to Drug Addiction, Dr. Micky Marinelli Click Here to View Video
  • October 18, 2018: The Developing Brain: A Conversation about Learning During Childhood & Adolescence, Dr. Alison Preston Click Here to View Video
  • November 10, 2018: The Inflamed Brain: A Conversation about Immune Responses, Addiction, Depression & PTSD, Dr. R. Adron Harris Click Here to View Video
  • December 13, 2018: The Artificial Brain: A Conversation about Brains, Computers, and Artificial Minds, Dr. Michael Mauk Click Here to View Video
  • January 19, 2019: The Curious Brain: A Conversation about How Basic Neuroscience Research Can Have Unexpected Clinical Relevance, Dr. Alex Huk Click Here to View Video
  • February 21, 2019: The Distracted Brain: A Conversation about Attention, Memory, and ... Uh, I Forget, Dr. Jarrod Lewis-Peacock Click Here to View Video
  • March 23, 2019: The Diminishing Brain: A Conversation about the Search for a Cure for Alzheimer's Disease, Dr. Michael Mauk Click Here to View Video
  • April 18, 2019: The Regenerating Brain: A Conversation about how Growing New Neurons Relates to Learning, Anxiety and Depression, Dr. Michael Drew Click Here to View Video
  • May 9, 2019: The Listening Brain: A Conversation about our Sonic World, Music and Hearing Impairments, Dr. Nace Golding Click Here to View Video
  • September 6, 2019: The Floating Brain: A Conversation about Navagation, Memory, and Weightlessness in Space, Dr. James Knierim Click Here to View Video
  • October 12, 2019: The Parkinson's Brain: A Conversation about Brain Circuits, OScillations and Deep Brain Stimulation, Dr. Charles Wilson