Summer Programs

Brain and Cognition

Course Description

Taught by a graduate of MIT’s program in Brain and Cognitive Science, this class will explore the different branches of science that study the mind: from the chemical and cellular to the anatomical and from comparative evolution to artificial intelligence. The brain has been a focal point of fascination because it raises (and answers) so many questions about ourselves both practical and philosophical. Students will be introduced each day to one or two major findings then break to do some independent research. Over the course of two weeks, students will produce a poster posing a question of interest to them with some starting points for how to approach the question from the perspective of the different fields we study. Students will also work in small groups to answer a research question using EEG (a device that can measure and record brain waves during different activities), which will give them experience with hypothesis-based inquiry into brain and cognitive function!

Should you have any questions about this course, please reach out to Ms. Bryan,

Dates & Cost

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  • Brain and Cognition: $900

    • July 11 - July 22
    • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    • Open to 10th – 12th Grade Students
    This course is limited to 15 students.


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    Ronnie Bryan 

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Lower School: 11052 Independence Avenue
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Sierra Canyon School is a private, independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 located in Chatsworth, California. The highly cosmopolitan campus community is reflective of the Greater Los Angeles area and the world at large. Students are empowered to realize their greatest creative, ethical, intellectual and physical promise through small class sizes, a diverse student-teacher culture and a family-like environment.