Beautiful Mind (Research-Based Neuroscience)

تم إعداد هذا البرنامج خصّيصًا للطلاب المهتمين بالبحث واستكشاف خفايا وأسرار الدماغ البشري، وعلاقته بسلوكيات الإنسان. يتم خلاله تناول كل ما تم طرحه في هذا المجال من أبحاث تخص علم الأعصاب، والوعي العام بالصحة العقلية. كما سيتم خلال البرنامج تعريف الطلاب على مقررات كلية الطب، والتجول في معاملها.

Program Description

Have you ever wondered how the brain controls human behaviour? how memories are formed and how memory loss occurs in dementia? How do painkillers (e.g., paracetamol) know where the pain is in your body? Have you ever wondered how drugs are discovered and tested for safety before they reach the market? Are you interested in becoming a neuroscientist and exploring the brain? Are you interested in drug discovery? Beautiful Mind (Aspiring Neuroscientists) is a research-based enrichment program at Alfaisal University. It is an excellent opportunity for students interested in learning about the function and diseases of the brain. Moreover, the program is suitable for students curious about scientific research.

The students will learn about dementia, addiction, depression, and anxiety. The program provides hands-on practical experience in the lab, interactive lectures, quizzes, and workshops. Moreover, the students will develop skills in designing experiments, learning laboratory techniques, and testing within the neuroscience field. By the end of the program, the students will develop their critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and communication skills. In addition, the students will choose a scientific topic to discuss and debate at the end of the program.

Weekly Detailed Description

Week one theme:
Journey through your beautiful mind

  • Overview of brain structure and function
  • Research methodology and scientific experimental design
  • Basic introduction to data interpretation

Week two theme:
Disorders’ discovery and laboratory experiments

  • Overview of neurological diseases e.g., dementia, depression
  • Overview of addiction
  • Conduct a laboratory experiment e.g., Caffeine and your heart rate
  • Ethics in research
  • News special session: students discuss a hot news topic in neuroscience

Week three theme:
Drug discovery from laboratory bench to bedside (clinical use)

  • Introduction to preclinical drug testing
  • Drug testing and clinical trials
  • Scientific debate sessions to improve learners’ critical thinking and communication skills

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