(March 3, 2010)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Centenary Students Share Insights at Sci-Port for Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week
Dr. Greg Butcher, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, shows brain samples to students during a presentation at Centenary College. (photo by Donna Bartholomew)

SHREVEPORT, La. (Centenary News Service)—Thirty-six students from Centenary College will take their research on the road next week as they take part in Brain Awareness Week, an event designed to teach how the brain functions.

The neuroscience students will present topics at Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center along with the Red River Chapter of the Society of Neuroscience Monday, March 8; Wednesday, March 10 and Friday, March 12 from 10a.m. until 1 p.m. They will also present from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday, March 13.

Topics will range from binocular vision, taste, sound localization, and sensory overload, to memory, the blood-brain barrier, biological timing and more.

Sci-Port is located on the downtown Shreveport Riverfront at Clyde Fant Parkway at Lake Street. For information call 318.424.3466 or visit www.sciport.org.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in the Shreveport and Bossier City communities.