The overall goal of the “Neuroscience Lab” is to teach core neuroscience concepts though exercises that capitalize on multimodal sensory learning. These sessions include a variety of interactive approaches, such as drawing, constructing a collage, playing games, and making a brain out of playdoh. Sessions also include online learning modules as well experiential exercises that reinforce key learning objectives (for example, to learn about the concept of reward prediction error, students participate in a taste experiment that is designed to generate positive and negative prediction errors). In order to reinforce the importance of neuroscience to patient care and the future of psychiatry, most sessions are crafted around a clinical case or real-life scenario that mental health professionals might encounter in clinical practice.
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