A Busy Day in the Cushing Center

16 December 2011 - 5:46am by Lynn Sette

The Cushing Center is an exciting place.  One day in November, 3 groups were using the center simultaneously: a class of middle school students, visiting Medical School applicants, and a group in the conference room.  The photograph shows one of the many school groups we have toured this fall, this group is from Foote School.  Whether the group is here to further their studies on Phineas Gage or to learn about the functions of the left and right hemispheres and how they are used in writing, it is an exciting field trip for the class.

We have also hosted lighting tours for Yale architectural students and college students furthering their studies of behavioral neuroscience.

Some comments from the teachers:

“Thank you so much for another great visit.   Our tours of the Cushing Center are invaluable ...  young minds are tapped and one never knows where such exposure will lead them....our future scientists, teachers, doctors, artists.”

“I wish you could have joined us for the bus ride back to school today -- the brain talk was contagious. It was remarkable for me as an educator to see my students so excited about their learning, and I know they'll be riveted by Phineas Gage when we pick him back up tomorrow. Thanks for the amazing opportunity you provided for our kids.”