Neuroscience camp: Teens learn about mental health

As a teenager, I spent summers swimming and sunbathing at the community pool. However, many teens from around the country found something more interesting to do this summer: neuroscience summer camp at Stanford. Over 100 high school students attended Clinical Neuroscience Internship Experience (CNI-X) 2016 — an intensive, weeklong summer program that introduced them to the breadth of work underway by researchers from Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Students came from throughout the Bay Area and from as far away as Georgia and New York. Several dozen department faculty members taught 90-minute classes, ranging from introductory seminars to hands-on workshops and laboratory tours. For example, in one session, the teens constructed brains out of Play-Doh, shown above. In another, Kate Hardy, DClinPsy, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, taught a…

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