Mission Statement:
The purpose of this organization is to strengthen the relationship between faculty, undergraduate and graduate students interested in Neuroscience and related disciplines; to encourage and cultivate an ongoing dialogue within the academic community; to connect students socially who are interested in Neuroscience in an open forum; to expose these students to a dialogue that informs them of the present workings of the field and the opportunities therein; to facilitate community outreach; and to educate, encourage, and expose high school students to the interdisciplinary field of Neuroscience and help them gain interest and consider the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Neuroscience program and related organization.

Dopamine Neuron Activity and More...

Come hear Andy Barto speak about :The Prediction-Error Hypothesis about Dopamine Neuron Activity

Check out his research interests: http://www-all.cs.umass.edu/~barto/

Monday, November 30th @ 6 pm
Room 319 Morrill Science Center III-South
All are welcome! FREE PIZZA!!!

Meeting Nov. 16

Come hear Maura Breen talk about: How we Understand Language and how Communication is Processed

MONDAY, November 16th
@ 6 pm Room 319 Morrill Science Center III-South
All are welcome! FREE PIZZA!!!

Neuroscience Meet and Greet

Monday, November 9th @ 4:30 pm Tobin 423

Neuroscience Meet and Greet!

Come and meet members of the faculty and socialize with other students interested in Neuroscience. This is a great opportunity to network! All are welcome. Some light refreshments will be served!

Hope to see you all there. :)

Also this is a very informal event. Don't worry if you can't attend the event for the whole time period.

Oct. 19 Meeting

Come hear Richard Bogartz talk about Consciousness!!!

MONDAY, October 19th
@ 6 pm Room 319 Morrill Science Center III-South

All are welcome! FREE PIZZA!!!

Meeting Today!

Happy Monday Brains!

Just a reminder that today we are meeting in Morrill 319 at 6pm.

As usual there will be free pizza, awesome people, and an intellectually stimulating lecture and discussion. This week we are learning about the neural circuits that control locomotion in zebrafish.

I look forward to seeing you all there!

Web Updates

The following updates have been made:
1. The "History of Minutes" section. History of minutes from Spring semester '09 and Fall semester '09 are available. Please check it out!
2. A brief info of the Navigation Links have been added to the main page.

If you find any errors or would like to give some suggestions for the website, please contact Tania at tmotchni@student.umass.edu with the e-mail title as "NEURO SITE: (insert topic here)." Much appreciated.

Also, FYI...
Neuro meeting tomorrow!!!
Date: Monday, October 5, 2009
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

First Meeting Fall '09!


Just a reminder that our first meeting will be held tomorrow at 6pm in Morrill 319.
(Morrill is a bit confusing but it's on the third floor connected to the OEB Office).

This will be a General Body Meeting at which you can find out about what the club has done so far, what we plan on doing, and how you can contribute!
You can also give us your feedback and suggestions for the upcoming semester.

As usual, pizza will be served and all are welcome!!!!

I look forward to seeing you all there!

UMass Alumni BRAIN Awareness Day

Thanks to the UMass Alumni Association for sponsoring our BRAIN Awareness Day at Belchertown High School!


Spring '09 Schedule

The following is a list of the remaining Neuro Club General Body Meetings for the Spring Semester 09'. Plan your schedules according and all are welcome.

March 31th- Hippocampal dissection on sheep brains!!! Come learn about neuroanatomy. Skills useful for future lab experiences. Explore. Have fun!

April 14th

April 28th


All of the meetings are bi-weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30pm in Tobin 521B. Times and dates are subject to change, so check your e-mails and facebook for updates.

Movie Night w/ Premed + T-shirts!

Hey All!
This Wednesday (March 11) there is going to be an awesome event through BRAIN!

For the first time, BRAIN and the Premed Society have joined forces to bring
you a Movie Night!

We are going to be showing One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at 6pm in
the Campus Center room 162.

Popcorn included!

Bring friends and RSVP to the facebook event!


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