Students Celebrate Brain Awareness Week

Last week, Peak students observed Brain Awareness Week. They heard from multiple guest speakers throughout the week and played some 'brain games' to celebrate the complexity of their brains! In this photo, students are looking at Magic Eye pictures--which show that your brain is perceptive enough to make 3-dimensional images out of 2-dimensional things. On Monday, CMC Professor Drew Mikata spoke to students about brain injuries, mental health, and the importance of wearing helmets. Later in the week, students heard from Clinical Psychology Counselor, Michelle Marzo, who spoke about neurotransmitters in the brain and how they relate to addiction. Marzo also spoke to students about mood disorders, and what they look like on a neurological level.

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Caroline Santinelli