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The developing brain relies on a coordinated series of chemical and electrical signals as well as cell contacts to establish the neural circuits that control brain function. This lecture by Dr. Susan Birren of Brandeis University explores the development and function of one system of nerve cells within the brain, the cholinergic system, which connects to the major brain areas responsible for thought, emotion, and response to sensory information. In adults, the cholinergic system affects learning and memory, awareness, and sensory responses. It is also the first brain area to be affected in Alzheimer’s disease and is disrupted in developmental disorders such as autism. More information
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The Hendrix College Wind Ensemble on Thursday, November 15, will present a concert titled “Images,” a collection of programmatic works for band that includes a collaboration with Hendrix visual arts students, who have created prints inspired by the music. Following the concert, the audience is invited to join the Wind Ensemble and printmaking students in the gallery of Trieschmann Fine Arts Building for a reception and showing of the prints. Read more