University of Pennsylvania
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This Academy is designed to introduce students to the biological foundations of the brain. Lectures will introduce students to important neuroscientific topics, progressing from the cellular foundations of the neuron, to an understanding of the sensory systems, and culminating with higher-order cognitive functions such as memory, emotion, and morality. In the afternoons, students will participate in hands-on laboratory activities, where they will learn important experimental techniques. During this time, students will also be able to visit several active research laboratories. Additionally, students will engage in a small group “journal club” where they will gain experience reading the neuroscience literature related to a particular topic of choice, and which culminates in a group presentation. Prerequisites: One year of high school biology and one year of high school chemistry is required for applicants.
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Learn more: https://summer.sas.upenn.edu/programs/high-school/academies/neuroscience
- Jul 10 - Jul 28: Research Academy - $5,500