Synapse is proud to host NeuroWeek annually every Spring Semester. Please see below for a list of our past events and check back in Spring 2019 for our most recent programming!
- Mind Melt – Getting back into the swing of classes can be very stressful, so Synapse wants to help WU students by providing a relaxing environment and remind them to care for themselves and their mental health. Complete with free hot chocolate and cookies in the DUC!
- Surgery Screening – Professor of Neurological surgery attending and resident neurosurgeon come to Washington University to put together a video-based PowerPoint showing surgical highlights from a recent case. The presentation includes patient history and physical, imaging, differential diagnostic considerations, description of surgery and then edited video showing surgical highlights. Our Spring 2017 presenter was Dr. Jarod Roland, a Neurosurgery Resident from Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The presentation will ultimately allow students to have a fun and interactive experience virtually shadowing the OR, followed by a Q&A and chance to speak one-on-one with the presenter.
- Sleep Lecture – Understanding circadian rhythm is something many college students learn through experience, but Synapse will provide the opportunity for our sleep-deprived peers to learn about sleep from the experts from Washu med school. We will have sleep doctors from the sleep center come to the Danforth campus for an evening lecture, which will be open to the entire student body. They will learn about their own circadian rhythm, better sleeping habits, how stress and other factors affect sleep cycles, and will have the opportunity to ask questions of the sleep doctors.
- Music and Cognition Lecture – A speaker discussing the role of attention in listening to music. In Spring 2017, Dr. Benjamin Duane (Music Department) gave an interesting talk on music and cognition, tying in his own research and interest in how different genres of music are created.
- NeurOlympics – Neuroscience/psychology trivia night in which teams of 3-4 students can compete to win prizes. Our 2017 winners had a great time and won a $50 King’s gift card while they were at it!
Check back in Spring 2018 for NeurOlympics signups, new guest speakers, and more great events!