Humanities and Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute

January 24, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Ohio State University/Columbus Campus

Jointly sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, The Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, and The Ohio State University Libraries.

What does your brain look like on comic books? Can reading novels change the way you feel? How is TV processed by your neural circuits? Where do ideas come from? If you’re curious about these questions (and others like them) you’ll want to join us this summer at The Ohio State University for the Humanities and Cognitive Sciences Summer Institute, where you’ll learn more about how new research into the brain can help us understand how we create and consume culture such as film, comic books, TV, poetry, and video games, and about how new research in the humanities can help us better understand thought, feeling, and action in our scientific world.

Dates & Daily Schedule
OSU’s Humanities and Cognitive Sciences High School Summer will run from
August 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014.
• OSU professors teach two 45-minute lectures in the morning
• Lunch break and activities such as campus, lab, and library tours
• Discussion with Team Leaders in the afternoon
• Return home at 3PM & prepare readings for following day’s lectures.
Application Process
All applicants must complete an online Application by April 18, 2014. A complete
application consists of:
• A personal statement: What you might bring to the Summer Institute and
what you might hope to learn from the Summer Institute.
• A copy of your school transcript. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
• Teacher Recommendation. This can be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed by your
teacher—a teacher who is qualified to comment on your performance and
ability in courses that best reflect your readiness to engage in the Summer
Institute content. You may submit more than one recommendation letter.
 
Tuition
Tuition is $500 and includes instruction, course materials, and supervised campus
activities. There is limited financial aid available in the form of partial and full
scholarships. Aid is granted based upon need, as well as other factors including
merit. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
 
Faculty
Dr. Frederick Luis Aldama. Co-director. PhD from Stanford
Dr. Zhong-Lin Lu. Co-director. PhD from New York University
Dr. James Phelan. PhD from University of Chicago
Dr. Micha Eisner. PhD from Brown University
Dr. Angus Fletcher. PhD from Yale
Dr. Richard Samuels. PhD from Rutgers
Dr. Laura Wagner. PhD from University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach. PhD from UCLA
Dr. Joseph Steinmetz. PhD from Ohio University
Dr. Zheng (Joyce) Wang. PhD from Indiana University, Bloomington
 
Contact:
Stephanie Fowler
614.292.4679
fowler@psy.ohio-state.edu
Celeste Coleman
614.688.5787
coleman.519@osu.edu
 
For more information, visit go.osu.edu/humanbrain.
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