At the heart of CIBF’s education portfolio is our belief that people, be they scientists, students or the public at large, have an inherent desire to understand the human brain.
Our goal is to channel that desire into a life-long interest in the brain, including encouraging adoption of neuroscience as a profession, especially among people who traditionally haven’t been involved.
We will educate and inspire students at all levels, from primary to postdoc, about cognition, cells and synapses, neural circuits and brain systems, models and neurotechnologies.
To do this, we will bring together neuroscientists and students and engage them in age-appropriate active learning. We will also provide publically available online resources including e-books and forums.
In this way, we will foster excellence in research, and promote an understanding of the brain and brain research throughout society.
In a nutshell: A subset of people with age-related eye diseases develop hallucinations because their brains overreact to images in their peripheral vision. Read more
In a nutshell: The discovery that we can focus our attention on invisible things is helping us understand the relationship between attention and consciousness. Read more
In a nutshell: Our ability to respond quickly to imminent physical danger could be due to a small group of brain cells known as K-cells. Read more