Neuroscience Education/outreach

Neuroscience Outreach Activities from UMaine

The Townsend Lab does numerous outreach events each year to present the excitement and promise of neuroscience to students and the public. We often use the neuroscience of Optical Illusions as a way to start the discussion about brain function and brain science.

Some of our favorite videos:


November, 2017 – Annual Meeting of the Maine Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience

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October, 2016  Flash back! School House Rock’s take on neuroscience!


October, 2016 – A great resource to better your understanding of neuroscience. Includes  neuroscience topics explained in under 2 minutes!


March, 2016  The UMaine Student Neuro Club feature! Check it out below.


February 16, 2016 – The Umaine Neuroscience Club has their first meeting. Next meeting will occur on March 2nd! Be sure to join.

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May 12-16, 2016  Upcoming IBANGS (International Behavioral and Neural Genetics Society) meeting scheduled for May 12-16, 2016 in Bar Harbor, Maine!

This is a great opportunity to become involved in neuroscience. More information can be found in the link below.


August 2015 – Maine Neuroscience is on the web!

Join our mailing list, or visit the sites for information on the annual meetings of the Maine Chapter of Society for Neuroscience (SfN)


Maine Neuroscience Website

2015 – UMaine Neuroscience Club

The University of Maine offers a minor in neurobiology, and currently hosts a Neuro Journal Club for interested faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. A student Neurobiology Club is currently being organized for graduate and undergraduate students to be involved in Brain Awareness Week initiatives and professional development activities.

2015 – Brain Awareness Week- UMaine News Article


2015 – Brain Awareness Week at UMaine

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