For the second trimester final project, Faculty Jade Colling's "Cognitive Neuroscience" class submitted an academic, art, or mixed media project to the BrainDance Awards. This competition is put on by the Institute of Living (a division of Hartford Hospital). The purpose of BrainDance is to encourage students to gain knowledge about psychiatric diseases and develop a more tolerant and realistic perspective toward people with severe psychiatric problems.
Recently, the entire class traveled to the Institute of Living where Jack Souder '18 and Dylan Reilly '18 won second place in the Mixed Media category with a video they produced addressing the topic of body dysmorphia in young men. At the conference, they were presented with an award and a $300 cash prize, and all of the other submissions from our students were laid out for viewing. The ceremony also included a panel discussion with mental health professionals and a tour of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, where students got to see an MRI in action, and other brain imaging techniques like an EEG cap, and an eye-tracking device.
To view their video visit: https://youtu.be/khH2Kgx2-fo