Each year, the CNS hosts a half-day retreat for all current and past students in the SCAN program. The 4th Annual SCAN Retreat took place earlier this February.

Students and alumni came together for lunch, followed by a series of student presentations in which a few students gave brief overviews of the ways they plan to use neuroscience in their fields. Then the SCAN Advisory Board along with special guest Elliot Tucker-Drob of The University of Texas at Austin, engaged in dialog, asking these presenters questions, making suggestions, and free associating. This portion of the retreat provided a wide range of perspectives on the “neuro-fields” (neurolaw, neurophilosophy, neuroanthropology, etc).

Participants were treated to a keynote address by Elliot Tucker-Drob, a behavioral geneticist whose current work addresses the impact of genes and experiences on brain development.

Watch a recap of the student presentations here:

Elisa Baek, Communications
Lauren Kauffman, Business Ethics and Legal Studies
Garrett Meccariello, Behavioral and Decision Sciences 
Andreas Kuersten, Law

Watch Elliot Tucker-Drob’s keynote here.

See photos from the event here.